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6 Simple Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

Do you have a nighttime routine for better sleep?

Or you don’t have to make an effort to fall asleep?

If the latter is the case for you, then that’s pretty neat.

But if you struggle to get some snooze every night, keep reading.

In this post, we will cover six nighttime routines to sleep better and wake up refreshed.

Because, believe it or not, your nights determine how your mornings begin.

Let’s dive in.

6 Simple Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep

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6 Ideas For Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep

1. Eat a light soup

This can be your dinner or comfort food if you’re still hungry after dinner.

And I specified light soup because thick soups are sometimes too heavy as nighttime food.

So get cozy on your couch and enjoy a warm bowl of light chicken soup.

My favorite is Nigerian chicken peppersoup because I prefer spicy any time.

But if soups are not your cup of tea, then move to the next point.

2. Drink a nighttime tea to put you in sleep mode

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The second tip to sleep better is to drink a caffeine-free nighttime tea.

My favorite is Sleepytime tea. This tea is a herbal mix of chamomile, Dandelion, green rooibos, lemongrass, and aloe vera.

It also has a hint of spearmint.

You can find Sleepytime tea at Walmart.

But if you don’t want to try Sleepytime tea, then any caffeine-free green tea would work too.

Try it with lime instead of lemon. Green tea with lime tastes better than with lemon.

3. Do some nighttime stretch for better sleep

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Another thing you can do for more restful nights is to implement a nighttime exercise like yoga.

If you are not sure where to begin, check out yoga with Adrienne on YouTube.

She has lots and lots of yoga videos for beginners and experienced yogis.

I’m sure you would find a bedtime yoga routine that works for you.

Nights are usually quiet and that’s the best time for yoga, for me.

Plus, if you have kids, they’re most likely asleep at this time.

So you’d have time to go deep into your yoga without noise or interruptions.

Watch out! You just might fall asleep in the corpse pose.

I do a lot. Lol.

6 Simple Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep

4. Nighttime skincare routine

Simple Fall Nighttime Routine For More Restful Nights
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Sometimes you may find it difficult to sleep at night, but you’d be surprised what a hot shower can do.

So add taking showers or baths to your bedtime routine, and make sure to moisturize your skin afterward.

Because when your skin is dry, it would feel crackly and itchy.

And I noticed when my skin is dry, it doesn’t work well with my nightwear, and I find it difficult to sleep.

Now, if you are taking baths at night, remember to add some bath salts and essential oils to your bathwater to help you sleep better.

Also, consider exfoliating your skin at night, and you’d wake up to well-moisturized beautiful skin.

So I particularly love night time skin exfoliation because of the morning-after glow.

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5. Wear comfortable nightwear

What you wear to bed plays a significant role in how well you sleep.

The most comfortable way to sleep – in my opinion – is sleeping commando.

But if you can’t sleep full commando, you can still go commando under your nightgown or pajamas.

Also, the material your nightwear is made of contributes to how peaceful or restless you sleep.

I personally prefer silk nighties like most people. You can give them a try if you haven’t already.

6. Read a book

Instead of spending time on your phone before bedtime, switch to reading a book.

Whatever the time of the day, books always put me to sleep.

Between, the light from your phone may keep you awake longer than you should.

And also makes it for you difficult to fall asleep.

So keep an interesting book on your nightstand for bedtime reading.

You may also enjoy How To Wake Up Beautiful Everyday. I Woke Up Like This! Flawless!

6 Simple Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep

Let’s Wrap Up

So that’s 6 simple nighttime routine to sleep better.

I hope with these tips, you’ll have more restful nights and beautiful mornings.

Can you share your bedtime routine with us? Please do so in the comments for everyone to benefit from.

Thanks for reading.

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Kimberly Leatherwood

Friday 27th of September 2019

I never thought about stretching! Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 27th of September 2019

Kimmie, you just put a big smile on my face. That's what seeing you does to me. Yes, stretching can help relax your body for better sleep.

Tamara | The Gutz Life

Friday 27th of September 2019

Love these ideas! I have been making an effort to put together a nighttime routine to help with sleeping. Right now I am trying to be consistent with yoga and meditation and a skin care routine. I really need to get in the habit of turning my phone off earlier

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 27th of September 2019

Hi Tamara. Thanks for suggesting turning our phones off earlier. Yoga alone has improved my sleep after a hard day. I'm glad you found these tips helpful. Thanks for reading!

Summer @ OthFit

Friday 27th of September 2019

These are great suggestions, especially stretching before bed. I sometimes have trouble falling asleep so thank you very much.

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 27th of September 2019

I can go on and on about how stretching before bed has improved my sleep. You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by. xx

Nicole

Friday 27th of September 2019

I spend so much time focused on my morning routine that I haven't considered the health benefits of having a good evening routine too. Getting good sleep is so important to our bodies too. Thanks for sharing this, it made me rethink the cycle of good routines I have in my life!

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 27th of September 2019

Getting a night of good sleep is super important. And your post about morning routines has some great tips too. I guess the night routine somehow affects the morning. Thanks for reading, Nicole. I'm glad you found this post helpful.

Farrah

Friday 27th of September 2019

Green tea is my favorite, but I've actually never tried it with lime! Will definitely have to try that the next time I have it! I've been meaning to try to stretch every night too!

Buayifa Ojeogwu

Friday 27th of September 2019

Hey Farrah. You would love it with lime. Stretching at night has really helped me sleep better. Thanks for reading. xx