Before going to bed you should ensure that you are feeling relaxed and ready to rest. For some of us this may not be as easy it sounds, especially as many us watch television in bed and use their mobiles in bed. So here are our top 7 tips to calm your mind before going to bed.
Cuddle With A Pet
It has been proven that relaxing with a pet can boost self-esteem and make us feel more relaxed, that’s why cuddling with a pet can be the key to calming our minds before going to bed.
Listen To Music
Listening to relaxing music can be ideal for those that struggle to relax before bed, you may want to see some of our previous articles for the top classical songs to help you get to sleep. It has been proven that these songs can ease your mind into a calm state before you drift off to sleep.
Apparently taking just 10 minutes to sit still and breathe deeply. This is a brilliant way to relax your mind, take your focus off everything else and focus solely on your breathing. Once the 10 minutes are up you should then get into bed feeling very calm and ready to have a good night’s sleep.
Drink Herbal Tea
Rather than drinking fizzy drinks and caffeine before going to bed, we’d suggest drinking green tea instead. This is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps to relieve stress, making it the perfect drink to consume before going to bed.
Have A Hot Bath
Having a nice hot bath can be ideal for those that want to relieve some stress before going to bed. It relaxes your body and muscles, making you feel as if your bed is the perfect place for you to be.
Look Out The Window
Sometimes just taking five minutes to look out of the window can make you feel much more calm. Especially if you have natural scenery outside of your bedroom, such as trees and public parks, these views can be a lot more relaxing than staring at a television screen.
Scents such as lavender, tea tree and other essential oils can be perfect for easing you to sleep. The soothing smells can help to prevent stress and anxiety by stimulating the smell receptors in the nose that connect to the part of the brain that regulates emotions.