Creating a bedtime ritual for sleeping better

Creating a bedtime ritual for sleeping better

A bedtime ritual is any winding down routine that helps you slow down your thoughts, relax physically, and let your body know it’s bedtime.

Bedtime rituals can include: – A warm shower

- Various creams or oils on your body, relaxing as you massage them in

- Turning down the lights

- A few minutes of slow breathing or meditation

- Progressive muscle relaxation/yoga

- Using an app like Calm or Headspace to listen to relaxing sounds or stories

- A playlist of soft music for yourself

In case you share a room with someone else, sync your sleeping routines for the best results!

Suppose you are prone to anxiety or restlessness.

In this case, slow breathing, grounding techniques, and muscle relaxation are essential for calming the mind and relaxing the body.