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I talk a lot about routines, morning routines, scheduled routines, planning routines, routines for stay-at-home moms, work at home routines, etc…but one that I haven’t touched up on are evening routines! Everyone knows that in order to have a good morning routine, it has to start the night before.

A good morning routine also helps, but what’s more important is the quality of sleep you’re getting. How many times have you wasted an entire day because you had the worst sleep the night before?
Alternatively, how about that feeling you get when you wake up fully energized and refreshed? Those are the best nights because that energy lasts you the whole day and helps to accomplish everything you wanted to get done. The key to having a well-rested sleep is necessary in order to have a productive day, so we are going to be talking about some evening routine tips to help with that.
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The 7 Evening Routine Tips for a Refreshed and Productive Morning Routine

1. Write Down What’s on your Mind

Don’t go to bed feeling anxious or worried. Instead try to empty your mind just before going to bed. Make a plan for the next day and you’ll feel so much better and will be able to fall asleep feeling relaxed.

2. Avoid Technology

Blue light in our TV’s, smartphones, and tablets sends a message to our brains that morning is here and it tricks us into staying awake longer. Read more about the effects of blue light on our sleep here.

So instead of browsing your phone before bed, try to distract yourself with another activity before bedtime such as reading a book. Keep your phone off until morning time to get a deeper, high quality sleep.

3. Adjust the Temperature

If you cannot fall asleep because it’s too hot or too cold, try to adjust the temperature in the room. Use a thicker or lighter blanket. Turn on the ceiling fan, air conditioning or crack open a window. When the temperature is just right you will be able to sleep so much better.

4. Take a Warm Bath

Taking a warm bath before bedtime will help you to slow down and relax your muscles and body to prepare you for bed. I love soaking in a hot bath just before bed, it calms me down and gives me that 20-30 minutes of alone time.

5. Limit Evening Meal and Drinks

Avoid caffeine and alcohol at night, and try not to eat anything too heavy. We have dinner at 6, and are usually done by 6:30-7:00pm. If we are still hungry later, we would typically just make some hot tea. If we ate any later we would then have to wait longer to go to bed in order for the food to digest. So try to limit your meal and drinks before bedtime so you can sleep earlier.

6. Sleep at the Right Time

Everyone needs a certain amount of sleep. According to The Sleep Foundation, adults typically need between 7-9 hours of sleep. In order to calculate how much sleep you need just count backwards from your desired wake up time. For example, if I wanted to wake up at 6am, and I only need 7 hours of sleep, I would have to be asleep by 11pm at the latest. My husband needs 8 hours so we typically get into bed by 10 or 10:30pm. If you have an iPhone, the clock app has a bedtime alarm so you can figure out when you should go to sleep in order to get enough sleep.

I have been using an app called Sleep Cycle to help me go to sleep and wake up easier. I love it because it wakes me up within a 30 minute time frame and tries to wake me up during my light sleep stage. No more annoying, hitting the alarm clock awakenings!

7. Buy a More Comfortable Mattress and Pillow

Everyone should have a high-quality mattress and pillow because they can affect sleep in a big way. You want to be comfortable when you relax and drift off to sleep. Investing in a comfortable mattress and pillow will produce benefits that you’ll feel for years. I’ve been loving my Sutera dream deep pillow and wake up with so much energy now.
If you want a better nights sleep be sure to click the link to get a 20% off discount today!

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Here’s to a good night’s rest and a productive next day!

 

 

 

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