Starting a sleep routine for a better night’s sleep
Starting a sleep routine for yourself is probably the key you’re missing that will turn around how long you sleep, and how well you sleep.
And most of us don’t have a sleep routine.
When we are little kids, our parents have a set routine for us every night,
- Take a bath
- Brush teeth
- Put on pajamas
- Read story books
- Go to Sleep
Or something similar.
But as adults, we often have that mindset that it doesn’t matter what time we go to bed, as long as we get some sleep.
There is a rhythm and routine to going to bed.
When we become adults, we often stop using the routine set up for us in childhood.
Because what we don’t realize is that
that bedtime routine tells our brain that it’s time to sleep.
In today’s article, I am going to go over how you can start your own bedtime sleep routine, and highlight a supplement that might help you get better, deeper sleep.
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The supplements and info below are meant to be taken as information, and not advice. This is just my own experience, and what I’ve noticed about certain supplements and routines.
Why do we have trouble more sleeping as adults?
The short answer is that adults need bedtime routines too!
Getting sufficient sleep helps our bodies reset, heal, and regenerate. When we get a poor night’s sleep (or constantly have a poor night’s sleep), it can lead to tiredness during the day, lowered immunity, and even weight gain in some cases.
Staying up late to work or doing homework,
partying, clubbing, playing video games late into the night,
or having an adjusted schedule and having to actually be at work late into the evenings can all take a toll on your health.
So what do we need to do to set a sleep routine, and start sleeping better every night?
Staring your bedtime sleep routine
Let’s look at how to start a sleep routine that you can stick with!
Step 1. First, choose what time you want to actually be asleep.
After you choose what time you want to start drifting off to sleep, set the hour before as your wind-down time.
So if you want to be asleep by 11 pm, you need to start your bedtime routine at 10 pm.
Step 2. Decide what you want your sleep routine to look like.
You can choose to keep your sleep routine very simple
(Brush your teeth, take a bath, comb your hair, wash your face)
Or you can add in some extra things that might help you calm your mind.
Bedtime yoga, using essential oils in a diffuser while you read in bed, or making a list of things you are thankful for from the day.
Whatever helps calm your mind.
Step 3. Choose a supplement to support better sleep
This third step is optional.
I do think that using a safe and natural sleep aid before bed can be beneficial,
especially if you constantly find yourself tired in the mornings and afternoons.
NeuroQ Sleep Now by LifeSeasons
If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, I’m sure you’ve thought about taking a supplement for sleep support.
On and off during college, I took Melatonin to help me sleep.
It was helpful, and I do think it helped me do better on tests since I could actually sleep again.
I would say that most of us American probably have trouble sleeping.
I think that our bodies need more than just Melatonin to help our brains quiet themselves and get the restful sleep we need though.
NeuroQ Sleep Now is a great new product from LifeSeasons that I have started taking recently,
It has both L-Theanine and Melatonin, and both are amazing for rest and brain health.
L-Theanine helps promote relaxation and can help to lower stress levels.
Melatonin is a hormone that we are probably all familiar with and is made by our bodies naturally.
However, a lot of us have depleted Melatonin levels.
High cortisol levels can play a part in Melatonin depletion, and we all battle with stress every day.
Click here to check out Sleep Now on LifeSeasons.com, or keep reading to learn more!
I have used this product myself, and always feel refreshed and ready for the day the next morning!
I personally love the application.
It feels like the supplement works faster than I am used to sleeping supplements working, which is why it’s good to be in the middle of your routine when you take it.
If you make bathing or showering part of your sleep routine, I would wait to take Sleep Now till afterward.
If you have a sensitivity to Melatonin, read until the end because I have another supplement suggestion that might help.
How to use NeuroQ Sleep Now
Unlike traditional capture of tab supplements, to use this supplement, you place a strip on your tongue and let it dissolve.
This is a very direct way to get vitamins into your system because your body doesn’t have to break down a capsule before it can absorb it.
It’s best to take it 30 minutes before you go to bed.
Click here to check out this supplement!
What supplement to take for sleep when you have a Melatonin sensitivity
If you are like my husband, even 1mg of Melatonin can make you groggy the next morning.
If this is you, you might want to try something a little different.
LifeSeasons has another supplement called Rest-ZZZ, and there is a Melatonin free option!
With Magnesium being one of the main ingredients, this sleep supplement is sure to help any restless night.
Other ingredients like Chamomile, Valerian, and Lemon Balm are also amazing for resting well, and I have taken those herbs before to help with my own sleep.
Rules to live by for better sleep
- No caffeine past 5 pm
- Setting your sleep routine and sticking to it
- No blue light an hour before bedtime
- Consider taking a natural sleep supplement
I hope this article helps you find better rest!
Until next time,