If you’re like me, there are some nights when you stay up way past your bedtime.
Sometimes it’s because you just got really wrapped in something exciting. Other times, you don’t even have a good reason for why you’re up so late — and you struggle to wind down and fall asleep.
I know how it is! That’s why I wanted to share the 3 relaxation tools I use on nights like that. They never fail to help me decompress and finally doze off.
For the last 5 years, I’ve been using a sound machine to help me fall (and stay) asleep. The white noise helps to block out the city sounds that can often disrupt my sleep. Plus, the humming sound is soothing and comforting (which is why they’re also really popular with parents of babies and small children!)
There are lots of different sound machines on the market so you can easily find one that fits your sound preferences and budget. There are some that make pink noise or brown noise. Some play sounds from nature (like rainforest sounds, ocean waves, and even thunderstorms).
It took me a long time to jump on the weighted blanket bandwagon, but now I can’t imagine life without my Bearaby blanket. If you’ve ever wondered what being swaddled like a baby feels like, I imagine this is as close as it gets! It’s made such a huge difference in my sleep. The feeling of being swaddled provides a sense of security that helps your body relax. It also stimulates the production of serotonin, which then releases melatonin — the sleep hormone.
Lastly, I often refer to the Sleep Meditation from my Breathwork for Anxiety program. I designed it to help you release the stress of the day, relax your body, and fall asleep feeling calm. That’s why it’s one of my go-to’s! You can access the mediation when you join Breathwork for Anxiety here.
Do you have any relaxation tools that help you fall asleep? 😴 Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!