If getting ready for bed looks like scrolling through your FYP while paying partial attention to the TV show playing in the background until your eyes are too heavy to keep open any more … We hate to break it to you, but that isn’t exactly living your best life.
You probably already know—or, at the very least, suspect—that those nighttime habits are partially to blame for waking up groggy, anxious, and tired in the morning. And although creating a morning routine can help mitigate the damage of a 2 a.m. deep dive into the extreme couponers of TikTok, it’s even better to have a healthy bedtime routine.
Set yourself up for successful slumber with these tried-and-trusted bedtime routine hacks:
Hopefully by now, we’re all aware that blue light—the kind that emanates from our phones, computers, and TVs—is not great to be staring at right before bed because it can hinder melatonin production.
However, research suggests that red light wavelengths can help stimulate melatonin production, and ease sleep inertia the next morning.
Here at Poosh, we believe that magnesium is a non-negotiable. That’s because it plays a role in over 300 body functions, yet most of us don’t get enough of it. Incorporating magnesium—whether in an ingestible or topical form—into your nightly routine can help soothe the nervous system and relax muscles, leading to more restful sleep.
Wellness Calm Magnesium Bath Flakes $35
Kourtney x Barker Wellness
Topical Magnesium Oil Spray For Body
Beverage + aesthetic glass = <3
Drinks just taste better when served in a cute cup. (Hey, we don’t make the rules.) We like curling up with a mug of tea or a ~fancy~ water in a wine or cocktail glass.
Sleep Tea + Melatonin
Blueberry Calm Ade
Make it harder to binge-watch a show (and stay up way too late), by turning off autoplay on your streaming devices.
Put your phone far (far, far) away.
If you’re anything like us, the urge to scroll lessens significantly when you have to get out of bed and walk across the room in order to do so.
And then do the same with your remote.
Give the coveted within-reach-of-the-couch spot to a low-tech activity instead, like a book you’ve been meaning to read or a journal.
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