Hello girlies, it’s Justine here! Is anyone else having trouble sleeping lately?! UGH I’m having such a hard time falling asleep these days and when I FINALLY manage to fall asleep I’m tossing and turning ALL NIGHT only to wake up in the morning even more exhausted than before! NOT. IDEAL. Especially with exams coming up! I guess I’m super stressed out about school right now…and the lack of sleep gets me stressed out even MORE and it’s just a vicious cycle!

THANKFULLY I asked around and rounded up some incredible sleeping tips to help me out, and if you’re in the same boat as me PLEASE check ’em out and add your FAV sleeping hack in the comments!

  • Reserve the bed for SLEEP. ONLY.
    So I am actually TERRIBLE at this! I’ll read in bed, do homework, watch tv, even eat in bed! Turns out that is like a terrible thing to do because it brings all that stress into the bed! 
  • Keep a WORRY JOURNAL !
    If you have a zillion thoughts zipping through your brain making it hard for you to relax and fall asleep, consider getting them out of your head and down on paper! Writing your worries down will clear your mind of some mental clutter and free you up to drift off to sleep!
  • Keep it cool.
    This might be a personal preference but I’ve found it’s a thousand times easier to fall asleep in a cooler room than a hot one! Plus you get to snuggle up under the covers and somehow that’s always cozy and comforting! Give it a shot!
  • TURN IT OFF.
    You already know what I’m going to say. You’ve got to banish technology from your bedroom if you can! If you’re like me and absolutely canNOT function without your computer and phone within arms reach than at least try and power down from the blue lights at least an HOUR before your bedtime.
  • BEDTIME!
    I know, I know. Having a bedtime makes you feel like you’re a baby again but trust me, getting on a regular sleep schedule can be AMAZING! And you’ve got to stick to it, even on weekends! Fight the urge to sleep in!! If you sleep in and stay up late it can actually shift your body’s natural clock just like jet lag! So try and stay consistent!
  • Get your aromatherapy on!
    Did you know that the scent of lavender actually has benefits for sleep?! It can help you fall asleep easier AND get a deeper sleep! What a perfect excuse to buy some lovely smelling things!

 

Anyway, these are the things that have been helping me recently but I would LURV to hear what helps you fall asleep! Tell me in the comments!

GOOD NIGHT, and GOOD LUCK! 😀

XOXO – Justine