I’m not sure what it is, but the past few nights I have been tossing and turning in the night more than you would flip a pancake. (Me and my analogies.) But I’m serious. I’ll be tired and for some reason it’s like a light in my head has been left on telling me to stay the heck awake.

Now I know my messed up sinuses can be partially to blame. But still. Girl’s gotta get some beauty sleep.

I know we all can relate to this. So I did a little research to help us all out.

 

Take a Bath Before Bed

No complaints here! I love a good soak in the tub. Turn on some hot water and let your day’s worries float away. Use a calming bath soak to help hydrate your skin while also enhancing your chances for sleep. This particular scent is packed with lavender and chamomile, which are known for their calming effect.

Photo Credit: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13066107&cp=11226303

 

Turn Down the Brightness on Your Phone

I am the only one who unwinds by lying in bed on their phone? While this isn’t the greatest thing to do before bed to promote sleep, we all do it. At least help yourself out by turning down your screen’s brightness.

Photo Credit: http://lifehacker.com/5994135/how-much-adjusting-your-phones-brightness-actually-makes-a-difference-in-battery-life

 

Do a Breathing Exercise

Supposedly you can do a breathing exercise while you’re snug as a bug to help you fall asleep faster. I’ll have to test this out for myself. I’ll have to admit, I’m a bit of a skeptic. According to this website, all you have to do is remember 4-7-8.

You’ll start out my exhaling, and then breathing in through your nose while counting to four. Next hold your breath for seven seconds. While you are exhaling through the mouth, count to eight. Repeat.

It’s supposedly as simple as that.

And if any of these techniques don’t work for ya, remember to preset your Keurig for the morning. :)

STB Babe,

Caitlin <3

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