How To Create The Perfect Cozy Setting For Sleep
Lately, I haven’t been able to sleep but I realized why… not only because of my spine but it was also because I am stress and my room is full of clutter.
I feel like I m going to write a lot about sleep, but that’s because it’s a topic I’m so passionate about. It also plays a BIG part, when it comes to beauty. I know firsthand the power a good night of sleep can have, as well as how crappy getting bad/no sleep can make me feel. One thing that I swear by is turning my bedroom into the perfect cozy setting for sleep. Not only does this allow me to fall asleep faster, but I feel like it also falls under the category of “self care” because it makes going to bed that much more enjoyable.
I’m a huge advocate of sleeping in a chilly space. There’s truly nothing better than a cold bedroom because you get to snuggle up under all of your blankets without having to worry about getting too hot in the middle of the night. I hate waking up feeling sweaty, so I always make sure to turn the temperature down a degree or two when I go to bed – I’ve even gone so far as turning the fan up at the same time.
Setting the mood for sleep is essential for drifting off quickly and getting a quality night of zzz’s. To create the perfect cozy atmosphere, I like to dim the lights, light a candle or turn on my lava lamp, put on the Rain Rain App, and spray my pillows with a soothing blend of essential oils or Febreze. Rain Rain helps you fall asleep fast! Has over 100 high-quality endless sounds lull you to sleep in no time and Rain Rain includes unlimited free access to 35 full high quality endless sounds, with more added all the time. Bonus: It also provides premium new and existing sound packs at a low price. It even lets you try a different sound every day for free.
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Right now, I’m using the AN (Art Naturals) AROMA OIL DIFFUSER and I’m absolutely loving it because it helps me to sensify my space. It is perfect for anyone after a restful shavasana or a mindful meditation. Bonus: It is an Ultra Sonic Humidifier and Air Purifier. Sometimes, I’ll even spritz some essential pure oil on my pillows and then do my nighttime skin care routine to give it a chance to fully settle before I lay down.
Having a bed to fall into at night that is covered in squishy, soft blankets and sheets is one of the best feelings in the world. I used to just opt for whatever was cheapest when it came to my bedding, but now I actually put a little thought and effort into what goes on my bed. I am that girl who loves a lot of blankets and pillows on her bed. I have 2 long pillows that I purchased at Big Lots and OMG…. I’m in love and those pillows are my cuddle buddy for life. Certain blankets I have had for years and for me, it brings comfort and joy.
I think it’s really important to keep your surroundings in mind when trying to create a cozy sleep setting. You may have the most comfortable bed ever, but if the rest of your room is a mess it’s going to make you feel less cozy and more chaotic. Try to take a few minutes before bed each night to tidy up and put things away. Not only will it allow you to feel more at ease when going to sleep, but you’ll also start the day off on the right foot with clean surroundings.
I really believe that having a good bedtime routine is essential for falling asleep quicker and easier. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy either – just doing the same 2-3 things each night before bed is enough to let your body know that its time to sleep. Like I mentioned before, I like to spray my pillows with a sleep mist and then do my skin care routine while it dries down. I love to take a late night shower because a hot shower also helps lower your body’s temperature. Yeah, your temperature goes up while you’re in the bath, but your body’s response to the heat will be to drop your temperature way down low. After brushing my teeth and washing my face, I’ll usually opt for a quick mask. Lately I’ve been loving the Epielle Facial Essence Mask (Lifting & Forming with Vitamin C) because it gives my skin such a fantastic boost of hydration.
Beauty Secret: My go-to companies/brands for masks are
- GLOBAL BEAUTY CARE
- MISS SPA
- TO GO SPA
- L’OREAL PARIS PURE-CLAY MASK
- TRUSELF ORGANICS
- BIORE SKINCARE
While that’s soaking and working its magic, I’ll take a moment to apply some of the Sculpt Sweat Workout Enhancer Cream by Perfect Sculpt, all over my stomach and lower back area then put on my waist trainer from Shape Waist by Giselle Alonso.
- Not only does the Waist Trainer gives an hourglass figure and mobilizes fat cell, it is like you can feel the compression and your stomach is tightening up.
- The Sweat Cream enhances circulation, improves fat loss, combats muscle fatigue and delivers therapeutic effects to ailing muscles.
- Fun Fact: I sleep semi-naked. It’s easier to adjust your comfort zone with sheets and blankets you can pull up or throw off rather than a long nightgown or a pair of fleece pajamas, says neurologist Charles J. Bae, M.D., a sleep specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center. The idea is to make the adjustment in a way that rouses you from sleep the least.