In the past few months, I've been obsessed with getting a good night's sleep. One day it just hit me that I am a much better version of myself when I get enough sleep, but also good sleep. Since then it's become my mission to figure out how I can feel recharged and rested overnight. 

I am not the easiest sleeper and it varies from night to night; I toss and turn to fall asleep, I wake up in the middle of the night, and even if I do sleep through the night, it's not always of high quality. Thanks to my Oura Ring, I am able to see my heart rate through the night, and if I was actually getting restful sleep. 

All of this being said, I've been trying many different products and routines to achieve that perfect night's sleep, and I think I cracked the code. This seems incredibly extensive and it is but it works for me. I don't do all of these every night, nor do I always do them together but either way, they improve my quality of sleep on some level. 

Warm Lavender & Magnesium Bath

Ever since moving into my apartment, I've fallen back in love with baths. They're so relaxing and I'm a sucker for scalding hot water. The first time I took a bath with the Dr. Teals Melatonin Sleep Soak that is infused with lavender and magnesium, and I actually had to get out of the bath because I was falling asleep. It was a life changing moment and now, if I need to really unwind and get a good sleep, I'll take a hot bath right before getting into bed.

Jo Malone Pillow Spray

I've always been a pillow spray lover forever and have tried so many over the years, but I think my favorite is the Jo Malone Moonlit Chamomile spray. It has the most relaxing and calming scent, that isn't lavender. I love lavender but sometimes it's tiring (no pun intended). This Jo Malone scent is warm & musky with notes of chamomile and moonflower, and it really sets the tone for a relaxing night in bed.

Flannel Sheets

This might only apply during the winter months but the minute I put my flannel sheets on my bed in November, my sleep gets better. I don't know if it's because I'm not slipping and sliding on ultra soft sheets, or if they just feel more comforting than other sheets. Either way, I need more flannel sheets in my life. 

Hatch Red Light & Unwind Routine

It's been over a year since I got my Hatch Alarm and I definitely owe you all a full review, but spoiler alert, I love it. Aside from helping me wake up in a calm, easy way, the Hatch Alarm has great features for helping you unwind at night and it's an essential part of my nighttime routine. When I'm getting ready for bed I'll switch on the red light which is ideal for sleep, and I'll turn on white noise to relax me even further. 

TV, Journaling & Reading

This is my trifecta of a nighttime ritual: calming TV, reading, and journaling. When I get into bed, I immediately turn on something calming that doesn't require a lot of attention, usually Disney+ or Harry Potter. They're my comfort movies and I like falling asleep to them. I know it's not good but I have to sleep with the television on, otherwise I will not sleep. Once I get into bed, I'll also start my journaling routine. I have 4 journals right now: my Papier sleep journal, Papier wellness journal, a 5 year journal, and a regular notebook that I use as a diary. After I journal in all four, I'll pick up whatever book I'm reading. I try to only read fiction at night because if I read nonfiction or self-help, I will start overthinking everything in my life. 

Weighted Blanket & Cold Room

This is the real game changing part of the routine; I need my room to be cold. It doesn't have to be freezing but I cannot be hot at all. I need to be able to breathe deeply, and feel warm in a snuggly, relaxing way. During the winter, my apartment is pretty cold as a standard but at night, I'll turn the heat down and sometimes put my ceiling fan on if it's not enough. 

Then, if I'm feeling particularly anxious or like I need a true solid night's sleep, I break out the weighted blanket. When I'm curled up under 15 pounds of weight, I sleep like a baby. I don't wake up in the middle of the night and my Oura Ring tells me I get the most optimal night's sleep possible. If you have trouble sleeping or have very bad anxiety and aren't using a weighted blanket, you need to be. 

Slip Silk Eye Mask

The Slip Silk eye masks have been a consistent favorite for years. I never sleep without it. Whenever I sleep out, I always bring it with me. I cannot fall asleep if I don't have my eye mask. It signals to my body that it's time for bed and I usually fall asleep within minutes when I have it on. 


Right before I'm ready to actually fall asleep, I turn the Hatch alarm lights & sound off, put my eye mask on and then turn on a Headspace meditation. Depending on how tired I am, I can fall asleep within seconds; if I need a little time to really fall asleep, I might listen to multiple meditations or just a longer one. I love Headspace so much and it really has been a blessing for my mental health and sleep routine.

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How do you get a good night's sleep? 
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