For a Restful Night…

For a Restful Night
I am a terrible sleeper and have been since I was a baby! Last night I was having the worst time sleeping. Tossing and turning for hours on end is just not how I want to spend my sleeping hours. For those of you who are like me I’ve come up with a short list of things that might help create a mind set and space that allows you to hit the sheets with less struggle.
1. Comfy Pjs are a must for a decent sleep. I can’t stand wearing anything that might get twisted around me or pulling at me. I wear short shorts and a soft t- shirt to bed. I’d sleep in my underwear but all I can think of is a fire in the middle of the night and not being able to find my pants!
2. Sleep mist from Bath and Body Works is one of my favorite things! I get the vanilla and lavender scent and spray it on my pillow at night. Aromatherapy really helps some people relax!
3. A down comforter is probably the best bed spread I’ve ever had. I found mine at Marshall’s for $39 in a really pretty ivory/white color. For some people, this might be a little too heavy. Find a comforter in a light color and fabric if down feathers are too warm for you.
4. A pillow can make or break your sleep. I’ve found the square pillows are the best shape for me because I like to sleep on the edge of the pillow for prime breathing space. I can’t stand anything in front of my mouth or nose!
5. Sleeping masks aren’t for everyone but I personally like them if the street lights (or even the moon) is a little too bright for me. On a red eye flight from Los Angeles to DC the flight attendants passed out sleeping masks and ear plugs. I woke up feeling pretty good for someone who had to sleep sitting up.
6. Electric fans have been a God send for my family. We live in the woods and little creatures make freaky noises at night so we sleep with fans on. It acts as a white noise to block out anything that might distract me from the mission of going to sleep and staying asleep.
7. Most nights I like to have a bowl of cereal (usually Cheerios) and milk. For some reason, milk has ingredients that calm and induce sleep. Since I can’t digest milk without the help of something else, I add Cheerios to my night time snack!
What do you all do to help you sleep? Leave a comment below and share with your Facebook buddies!
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19 Responses to For a Restful Night…

  1. I stay in airbnb apartments while traveling, and a small electronic fan is on my “must” list or I can’t sleep at night! I have one in Paris right now, it is also a godsend. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the like on my blog!

  2. melissayears says:

    I definitely agree with the electric fans one. I love having all the outside noise blocked out!

  3. fkamara says:

    You should try reading or listening to music (classical or soft music that doesn’t have any words) that helps me unwind and I usually have a great night’s sleep!

  4. SiyaGlam says:

    great post!! Will have to try some!

  5. I’ve always loved the idea of a sleeping mask but I’ve never tried it before. I think I may πŸ™‚ PS, I don’t know if you’ve heard of the app called StyleChat, but I think you should give it a try. Your collage here reminded me of it. I’m an intern for StyleChat and it’s a free fashion app for iPhone users. You can make collages like this one you have here with all different kinds of products. Check it out and let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

  6. The Broke Black Chick says:

    I agree with #1 for me a nice silk pajamas is a must! Also a big bowl of ice cream definitely helps me sleep.

  7. So with you on the sleep issues! I don’t know what I would do without half of these items – white noise, a perfect weight comforter, and light pi’s are all musts for me! I’ve never been able to really get behind the sleep mask thing (much as I’d like to!), but black-out curtain liners work well for home use, and have been the best addition to our room!

  8. I totally agree with your point 1. πŸ˜‰

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