Coffee Talk: How to Feel More Well Rested

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If there is one thing I'm good at in this life, it is getting enough sleep. I am someone who will prioritize sleep above just about all else: I always get eight hours, and if I don't, I feel totally off my game. I know that's not always totally possible, so here are some tips and tricks that I've learned over the years to ensure you're always well rested:

one // build a nighttime routine

Your body needs signals at the end of the day that it's time to start winding down before bed. For me, my nighttime routine includes:

  • Lighting a candle
  • Turning off my devices about 30 minutes before bed and docking them
  • Filling up my diffuser with something calming—like lavender
  • Taking off all of my makeup and putting on a face mask
  • Drinking a cup of tea

two // drinking enough water throughout the day

I've found that drinking enough water and being properly hydrated helps me sleep better and not feel super dry when I wake up in the morning. I drink about 100 oz. each day, and it's made all the difference!

three // investing in great sheets + a nice pillowcase

Josh and I have the comfiest bed EVER, and that's largely due to our super-soft sheets and pillowcases. I love this set from Calvin Klein—having a nice pillowcase to rest your head on at night helps you sleep comfortably all night long.

four // have something to look forward to in the morning

Sometimes, if you have something in the morning that you're dreading it can totally ruin your sleep + leave you uninspired to wake up the next morning. I know it's not always possible, but what can you save for first thing tomorrow morning that you're actually looking forward to? Whether it's five minutes with a good book you're dying to finish—seriously, we can all spare five minutes—coffee with a friend, or a work out class that you love going to, having something fun planned will help you sleep better and wake up in a better mood.

five // when all else fails, get a sound machine

Sounds crazy, but Josh and I LOVE our sound machine. We have this one (it's just $30!) and it helps drown out the crazy noises of the city + provide a little white noise in the background.

do you have any tips and tricks you follow to feel more well rested? let me know in the comments section!