8. Upgrade your environment

The best environment for good sleep is dark, cool, and quiet. It may be helpful to reduce clutter and make sure your bedroom feels like a place you actually enjoy being in.

Consider investing in sheets made of natural fibers like linen or cotton, adding earplugs for noise cancellation, using blackout curtains to further block light exposure, and adding plants and natural elements to make your room feel like your personal sanctuary.

Other Ways to Optimize Your Sleep

Here are a few other tips you might want to try and include in your routine. The goal here is to find what works for you and make sure it feels good. Don't pick everything from the list, or make your routine too long, the last thing you want is to be stressing about your nighttime routine. 

  • Read for 20 minutes before bed
  • Reflect on what you're grateful for 
  • Aim for 30 minutes of movement each day
  • Wear cozy PJs made of natural fabrics
  • Set a consistent bedtime 
  • Avoid eating 2 hours before bed
  • Put your phone on airplane mode
  • Listen to soft music
  • Try lavender essential oil
  • Use a white noise machine
  • Drink a cup of tea or warm golden milk 


Final Thoughts on Sleep

I hope this nighttime routine helps inspire ways you can upgrade your sleep routine and feel more at ease at the end of your day. In addition to practicing meditation, journaling, and changing your physical environment, there are several other strategies that may help you create a routine that works for you. Pick a few from this list and come back to it as needed. 

If you're looking for stress-relieving practices and meditations to help you feel more at ease, check out my free guided meditations to get started today. They're easy to follow and a great addition to your nighttime routine.