*Yawn* Ever since being pregnant, my sleeping routine has looked a little different! I was never a night owl to START with, but now we hit the hay at literally 7:30 every night! I know it sounds kinda cray… but sleeping so early means I wake up and start the day at like 4:30 or 5, which is great because my pregnant body wakes me up around then regardless 🤰 I’ve been getting DMs asking how we fall asleep so early so I thought I’d share my top tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
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2. Pillow mist
If you’re tryna attract a good night’s sleep, you gotta set the mood 😎🤣 I love using a pillow spray to create a serene environment before going to bed, but it’s more than that! I feel like having a certain scent attached to when I go to sleep sort of signals my brain that it’s time to slow down. I use this one, and when I smell it I legitimately get sleepy so much quicker, or at least I feel like I do! Maybe it’s a placebo effect… but hey, if it works than who cares?!?
3. Flip through pages, not profiles
Hey – if *I* am strong enough to put my phone down instead of scrolling through Insta, then you can be too!!! I am on my phone all day long, so it’s really important for me to honor my technology boundaries. Sure, sometimes Jordan and I get sleepy by watching a movie or show, but for the most part, I’ve been trying to spend my evenings with my nose stuck in a book. Plus, it’s scientifically proven that shutting technology down a good amount of time before bed helps you to sleep faster and better 💤
4. Write down your thoughts for the next day
I know my thoughts can keep me awake at night, so to slow my mind down, I keep a notepad by my bed and I’ll just jot down everything I need to do the next day. If I’m feeling overwhelmed or anxious or just have a lot on my mind, I’ll journal about it. It really helps me to visualize everything written out and to see that it’s really not as much as I felt like it was.
5. Get that good good white noise
Personally, I love a bit of white noise! I feel like this is similar to the scent thing – if I condition my brain to associate sleep with a certain sound, it helps me to just get into a better, more controlled sleeping routine. There are tons of apps you can use or Spotify playlists with great sounds, or if it’s safe and not too hot/cold to sleep with your window open, go for it! Nature sounds are my favorite.
I hope these help you to get a better night’s sleep! What helps you to wind down at the end of the day?