Coffee Talk: How to Feel More Well Rested
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.