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Falling asleep starts long before you hit the pillow. Creating a successful night time ritual begins hours before bed. This can include anything from sipping on some sleepy time tea, to making a list before bed to checking off items in your brain. Here are a few tricks that I’ve implemented into my night time routine that help increase sleeping habits.

1. A Bath before Bed

One of my favorite ways to wind down after a long day is with a nice, long soak in the tub. If you can, hold off to take a dip until after dinner and use lavender oils or bubble bath to wind down.

L'Occitane

Lavender Harvest Foaming Bath

I love the scent of lavender. It's very calming and studies show that it helps to increase sleep quality by 20%.

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2. Cozy Up With A Good Book

After my bath I like to lounge in my favorite robe with a good book. Try not to read or watch anything suspenseful during bedtime hours. This is usually the time when I’ll dive into a self help or inspirational quotes book to put my mind at ease for happy dreams.

Lunya

Luxury Robe

I am obsessed with this pajama line. Their pieces are so incredibly soft and it's all I've been wearing lately.

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3. Create a Ritual

Whether it’s reading a book or taking a bath, stick to a consistent bed time ritual that tells your mind, body and soul that it’s time for rest. I keep a few night time oils on my night stand and the minute I get into my bed I will apply. The scent triggers my brain to know that it’s time for sleep.

Sephora

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

This is hands down my favorite night time oil. I use this about twice a week and I'm hooked on the smell and amazing difference my skin has after using it.

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4. Mask Out Distractions

I don’t use a sleep mask every night, but I will admit that when I do use one I tend to get better sleep. I 100% carry mine on red eye flights because it blocks out any and all distractions.

Iluminage

Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

The Iluminage is the hottest sleep mask on the market. It's embedded with copper and it known to significantly reduce to appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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5. Get a Clock

Sometimes I grab my phone just to see what time it is but then it starts a dive down the rabbit hole into my phone. Having a clock on your nightstand will allow you to take a glance at the time without having to pick up your cell phone.

West Elm

London Alarm Clock

How adorable is this alarm clock? While I wouldn't use it as an actual alarm, it makes for a really cute fixture next to the bed. I prefer to wake up to a song or soothing tune on my phone.

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  • A good Lavender scented bath before bedtime is always a relaxing great choice. It’s one of my favourite thing to do, it’s so relaxing, the scent brings a sense of calmness and peaceful to the mind. Love ❤️ all the choices you mentioned in this post. 🙂
    Merci for sharing.

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • What a fabulous night time routine to have! I love the idea of a relaxing bath and then curling up with a good book – I want to try this lavender one!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

  • I love these ideas. For me the key is putting down my phone and turning off the TV, even when I don’t think I’m tired I’ll pass out pretty quickly. Also think that reading really helps and drinking warm water or night time tea. Camomile puts me out!
    http://www.forthewonderer.com

  • Rach

    I totally love these ideas! I definitely need to try this out!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • The Middle of No Wear

    Thanks for the robe recommendation. Mine is about shot and will need replacing soon. I sleep with earplugs in noisy environments (i.e., like in the city- Chicago right now, or when my husband is snoring!) They help me stay asleep much better than nights without them. I buy the slightly slimmer ones for women for better comfort.
    http://www.themiddleofnowear.com

  • I like to be in bed by 10pm just because I know my wind-down needs to be two hours long. I need to not be sitting at my desk by that time. I have to be in bed with the light’s out when I can and just watching YouTube videos or episodes of a show I’m watching until I get sleepier and sleepier!

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Helena Ludwig

    love your ideas and those pants! where are they from? greetings from dresden. xx helena

  • I just got out of bed because I couldn’t sleep and then I found this! Thanks for the inspo!
    http://www.theavantguardian.com

  • Thanks for this post! Getting a clock–especially an analog–is such a smart idea!

  • I need this post in particular right now as it’s past 2AM and I’m wide awake. Some of these tips are wonderful. Reading is something I do every single night before bed. I definitely need to get a clock for my nightstand, though. That phone rabbit hole is real.

    My #1 favorite tip for sleepless nights is a cloth with a few drops of lavender oil, slid into your pillow case. The lavender oil gently relaxes you as you lay in bed and eventually you drift off to a restful sleep. Pair that with a bedtime meditation and I actually pass out pretty quickly!

    xoxo,
    Dannie
    http://www.stilefotocibo.com

  • Brenda Kelly

    I read this the other night when I had insomnia lol. I couldn’t comment then for some reason so I wanted to stop back and say thank you; these are such great tips and some that I have never heard! I especially love the suggestion of associating aromas with sleep. I’m huge on scents (and I always associate them with places or feelings) and this was such a brilliant and “duh!” moment when I read it!! Thanks for sharing Jacey!

    Brenda
    Barefoot in LA | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Pintrest

  • Absolutely love this blog! Such great tips that I will always keep in mind when I need a good nights rest!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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