Baked on the Bright Side

Ideas to Help you Relax Before Bed

March 20, 2015

Sometimes your body is tired but your mind just can’t seem to slow down, which makes it difficult to fall asleep. We’ve come up with a few tips that may help you wind down before bedtime, and hopefully give you a more restful night and a refreshed morning


Lavender has long been regarded a soothing herb that can help calm your body and mind. Inhaling the scent of lavender has been known to help lower the heart rate and in turn, help you relax. Try a lavender spray on your pillow or a lavender lotion like this one from Avalon Organics before bedtime.

Stretching or nighttime yoga

Light stretching or nighttime yoga can help relieve tension that has built up in your body over the course of the day and relax your muscles in preparation for sleep. It can be a full routine or a few simple stretches on your bed. This can be a great pre-bedtime ritual for the whole family to do together to wind down from the day, and a fun way to spend time together before bed!

Celestial Sleepy Time Tea

We love a nice warm cup of tea before we go to sleep, especially when it’s as soothing as Sleepytime Extra Wellness. It’s a blend of chamomile, spearmint, and valerian, an ancient natural sleep aid. Try a calming cup before bed to help melt away the stress of the day.

Make a bedtime playlist

On those nights that you’re tossing and turning and you just can’t seem to turn off your brain, music can be the answer. Try creating a playlist with all your favorite soothing songs and listen until you fall asleep. Listening to the melody or lyrics can help focus your mind on one single thing, and slowly bring you into a relaxed, sleepy state.


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