To my dearest:
Happy Monday! Today, let’s talk about bed time! What is bed time to you? For me, bed time is the time where I soak up the moon light and recharge for the next day! So, sleeping quality is super important in order to be fueled for the next full day of activities! That’s why, I’m going to share my four secret items that works for me to help me achieve better sleep!
THE ESSENTIAL OILS BLEND
First, I find essential oils to be a big part of my “better sleep bed time routine”. Essential oils are immensely significant to my sleep, because first off, it does wonders for my skin over night. And yes. I mean wonders. I can’t live without it (more on this in another blog post later). And secondly, the natural scent of the essential oils just calms my heart and soul for the night and helps me fall into deep slumber. It’s the same reason why spas and yoga spots use diffusers with essential oils – they’re supposed to help you relax! If you know me, or have been following me – you know that I use mixes of essential oils as part of my night time skin care regiment. I used to blend and mix my own, but lately, I’ve been experimenting with store bought ones.
A good pre-blended one would be the Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil. It is vegan and cruelty free. It contains Jojoba oil, Sunflower oil, Grape seed oil, Vitamin E and other super ingredients. It has the smell of lavender to aid in tension relief and a decrease in heart rate. I personally love the scent of lavender for unwinding and it has definitely helped me relax more before bed with just a few drops.
THE SILK PILLOW CASE.
Another thing I use for better sleep, is a 100% silk pillow case. It’s apparently been a Hollywood secret for years and I’ve just recently caught on to the trend! My only regret is – why didn’t I find out sooner?! I’ve used it for two months and boy! I am a convert and though more expensive, I won’t ever go back to a regular pillow case for my life.
I’ve found that it does a spectacular job with aiding me to a better sleep because it is just so much more comfortable than a regular cotton pillow case. It feels smooth against the skin and keeps cool. That’s not the only benefit though! It compliments my skin care routine because it doesn’t absorb my facial products! (Compliments essential oils particularly well too!) Plus, due to silk’s nature, it’s supposed to help prevent formation of fine lines as well. (Yet to be tested by me – need long term usage for judgment!)
Now, it’s just not about skin. If you’re a lover for hair – you’ll have to note it aids protecting your lush locks as well! It’s smooth texture and nature helps your hair become healthier and shinier. Like skin care products on your face, your hair will retain it’s natural oils better as well! Your hair will also be less frizzy and tangles because it easily glides against the silk during your sleep.
I must testify, that my hair’s condition has gotten much better since using it. When I curl my hair and sleep, I can have my hair last up to three days and it still looks great! I tested it during a recent trip and I could not be happier! It’s been a holy grail for me since I’ve found it because I truly reaped all of the benefits it boasted. The one I currently use is the Cloud 9 Silk Pillow Case – Made in Bali and 100% Mulberry Silk.
THE MEMORY FOAM PILLOW
Another must have, is a good pillow. I sleep on a memory foam pillow for better neck support. When I was younger, the use of pillows were not so much of an issue. I could use anything to prop up my head and fall asleep. Nowadays, my body seems to react when the pillow is not right – either too soft, too high, or too low. Memory foam pillows solve all of those problems. It helps with neck pains and aligns my spine so I can truly wake up refreshed. They don’t even have to be expensive! Mine is under $20 and it works better than any standard pillow! Or if you have really bad neck pains, I’d suggest investing in a more expensive one, like this one.
THE PERFECT DOWN COVERS.
To complete everything, I sleep with down covers. I’ve been using it my whole life, so I find it to be the most comfortable! It’s like you’re engulfed with a layer of clouds when you’re asleep. It’s perfectly fluffy and brings you to dream land in no time! I love that it keeps me warm during the winter without the extra weight. I find other comforters or blankets to be too heavy and I feel like it suffocates me during sleep. It’s also super breathable during the summer, so it won’t be too hot either.
Overall, I think relaxation and comfort truly is key to better sleep. I’m typically a light sleeper and have difficulty falling asleep, so every little thing counts. The combination of the four things I mentioned are the basics to ensuring my sleep quality. How about you? Do you use any of the above? What are your ways of ensuring better sleep? Please do share and let me know! Can’t wait to hear from you all!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.
CONTENT: COLLAB with MOONLIT SKINCARE
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