5 Tips to Get Your Best Night's Sleep

**Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Clicking these links won't cost you any extra money. Thanks for your support!**

Sleep. What is that? I'm just kidding! Kind of. I daydream about the nights where I used to sleep for 8+ hours uninterrupted. I would wake up feeling refreshed, ready to tackle the day and excited for my daily endeavors. Don't get me wrong, I'm still excited to see the peanuts every morning but I literally cannot function until I have  an espresso (or two!). I also tend to go on a morning outing to Caribou Coffee with the boys, it kills about a half hour of an extremely long morning - and gives me a little extra pep in my step. If you also struggle sleeping... First of all, I feel you! Second, I sleep my best when I've done the following things: 

1. Less Caffeine. I could honestly drink coffee all day long... A few shots of espresso in the morning, an iced coffee when the boys lay down and maybe a Kombucha during the afternoon work session. If I cut this down to no caffeine after 12pm, I'm in a much better place! 

2. No screen time. Hilarious, I know! Screen time includes TV for me. TV is a huge stimulant and is always making me think of things - groceries that I should order, what shirt Lucy Hale is wearing in Life Sentence, what could I get Sean for Father's Day?! I mean, I would be lying if I said I abided by this every single evening but the truth is... I like to scroll through Instagram, watch Modern Family and look for fun new DIYs or kids fashion on Pinterest. I'm just saying that it's helpful if I don't! An alternative to screen time is reading a book instead of reading Facebook - there are so many good authors out there and lots of interesting self help books. I recently read Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. It was extremely inspiring! I'll do a little book review for you, look for the post next week! 

3. Hey Girl Sleep Tea. I ordered this for the first time about 2 weeks ago - it's been helping me wind down almost every night. How did I come across this??? Well, Amazon Prime, my friends. =) I was nearing the bottom of my Sleepytime Tea and I went to order some more - I came across Hey Girl and obviously I thought it was cute and clever. Did you think of Ryan Gosling when I mentioned the name of the product? Because I surely did and it made me laugh. This tea has Valerian Root Extract, Chamomile and Lemon Balm, all of which are naturally calming. Order this - get past the smell of the tea bag - drink it - it's yummy! Bedtime Tea For Stress and Anxiety Relief - Herbal Sleep Aid Remedy To Relax & Get Restful Sleep at Night | with Valerian Root Extract , Chamomile and Lemon Balm

Hey Girl Sleep Tea

4. Prep for the following day. This can mean so many different things. I usually start by writing out my list of things I need to do for the next day - examples would be order groceries, put chicken in the crock pot at 2pm, switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer, gym at 8:30am. I also prep lots of things for the boys, I pour their milk (and put it in the fridge!) and get their cheerios ready to be consumed when we come downstairs in the morning. I fill the diaper bag with diapers and wipes. 

5. Meditation or Meditative Sleep Music. I feel like a nerd admitting this, but I absolutely love it and listen to it almost every night. I have two different apps - both are free. Insight Timer and Calm. Insight Timer is totally free, whereas Calm has in app purchases or a premium version. I highly suggest looking at these apps and actually using them. You may not find a guided meditation that you love right away, but you will! You have to enjoy someone's voice. Once you find it, look for more done by that person.

Calm App

I can't say that all of these things are going to work for you, but pick and choose a couple to start with. It is beneficial for everyone when your are rested and ready to embrace the day - not matter how crazy or chaotic it might be! Let me know if you have any other tips, I'm always looking to better myself and my daily habits!

xo, Megan 

 


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published