Tips For A Goodnight’s Sleep

A goodnight’s sleep is probably something we’re all chasing these days! Everyone has so much going on in their lives that prevents us from getting proper rest. For some of us it’s health issues; there’s also busy lives, kids waking up in the night, anxiety and in my case being pregnant!

For me, it’s so important now than ever to try to get the best night of sleep possible since it will likely be far and few in between from now on. I’m sharing a few of my best tips for a goodnight’s sleep.

Tips for a Goodnight's Sleep // ElaineLoves

{Tips For a Goodnight’s Sleep – Featuring the Leesa Mattress}

Since my belly has been slowly growing, it’s been getting more difficult to find a comfortable position to fall asleep in – nevermind stay asleep! I had the bad habit of watching TV or checking my phone RIGHT before going to sleep…and while that posed no issues for me when I was younger, better sleep hygiene was becoming more of a necessity for me!

Here are some of my tips for a goodnight’s sleep that I’ve been trying to incorporate into my night time routine as much as possible.

Tip #1: Wind down with a warm drink.

When I say “a warm drink”, I don’t mean the alcoholic or caffeinated type! Experiment with non caffeinated teas to find something that calms you and puts you in a sleepy mood before you get ready for bed. Even a warm cup of milk might do the trick!

Tip #2: Make your bedroom relaxing and sleep friendly.

This could mean different things for different people. For you it could mean using the best sheets and covers you can find. For me it means using aromatherapy through an air diffuser to create a calming ambiance before bed. I absolutely love the Saje Nebulizers for this purpose as they are quiet, don’t give off heat, and you can pick the scent that appeals to you most.

 

Tip #3:  Read before bed.

And don’t use your phone or tablet to read! The glow from your device can trick your brain into thinking it’s daylight and you’ll find it hard to fall asleep. I love using my Kobo with the back light turned down all the way. It mimics the pages of books. Or better yet, read an old fashioned book! Be sure what you’re reading is fairly light – something that stimulates your brain too much (like a thriller or something that requires deep thought) may cause you to think too much while you’re trying to fall asleep.

Tip #4: Sleep in the dark.

I guess this one sounds kind of obvious, but even with our eyes closed we can detect light. If you’re having trouble falling asleep try getting black out curtains to make sure no light is seeping into the room. If that’s not possible try an inexpensive eye mask! I love using an eye mask to block out all the light – especially when I’m taking naps in the day (which is becoming more common for me now!).

Tips for a Goodnight's Sleep // ElaineLoves

Tip #5: Sleep on a good quality mattress.

This is probably the most important factor for a goodnight’s sleep. If your mattress doesn’t provide you with proper support, even if you’ve slept through the night you’ll likely wake up feeling unrested and may even have some physical pains!

We were in the market for a new mattress when Leesa mattress contacted me about testing out one of their mattresses. What perfect timing! We’ve been testing out this mattress for the last month or so and I’m pleased to report that it’s so comfortable with just the right amount of firmness for both my husband and I. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to test this out as my growing body can use all the support it can get! I’ll admit I was skeptical about the mattress at first since it’s available online only; however the ordering and shipping process was extremely simple AND there’s a 100 night trial period. If you don’t like the mattress, all you have to do is contact the company for a full refund and they will arrange for pickup – how easy is that? Here are some other side facts about Leesa that I really love:

  • For every mattress Leesa sells they plant a tree
  • For every 10 mattresses sold, 1 is donated to a shelter
  • Since the launch of Leesa in 2015 over 3000 mattress have been donated

It feels good to know that not only am I getting a better night’s sleep but that each mattress goes towards a socially responsible cause too.

Bonus Tip: If you are expecting, consider getting a pregnancy pillow.

I picked up the Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow to help keep my body in the proper sleeping position for pregnancy.

Do you have any tips for a goodnight’s sleep?

Note that I was gifted the Leesa mattress to test and all opinions are my own. 

8 Comments

  • Nancy says:

    I need tips for a good pillow! LOL. I have the flattest pillow in the world. Love a bit of fluff to it (ie: not firm or too fluffy). It’s a struggle. My husband loves any pillow, and while I sleep like a rock, I hate my pillow. Lameo!

  • Ursula says:

    I love using lavender scents to help me fall alseep and sleepy time tea too! Great sleeping tips!

    Ursula

    http://www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  • Jodi says:

    I love that they donate a mattress to a shelter! That’s lovely.

    I have such a bad habit of playing on my phone before bed! I really need to start reading again instead – I used to do that all the time, but it’s so much easier to just check facebook and snapchat!

    • Elaine says:

      Me too…really love that part of the company as mattresses are very expensive even if you’re working!

      Haha, snapchat will be the death of me. I don’t snap much at all but once I start watching people’s snaps I can’t stop 😛

  • Allison says:

    I have trouble falling asleep, and one reason among many is that I am on my computer or phone way too late and the blue light definitely contributes to keeping me awake. So that’s what I’d add to your list. Enjoy your new mattress!

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