Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight will get you started rethinking your evening rhythm and instead create one that will give you an optimal night sleep.
“The key to forming good habits is to make them part of your ‘rituals.’ I have a morning ritual, afternoon ritual, and Sunday ritual. It’s one way to bundle good habits into regular time that you set aside to prepare yourself for the life you want. Rituals help you form habits.” – Lewish Homes
After a hectic day, most of us just fall into bed without decompressing, only to start another busy day the following morning.
What if we changed that routine and made bedtime a sacred period where we nourished ourselves instead? Once we examine the way we live our life and create an intentional way of living, we can transform how our days unfold.
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Here are the Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight:
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #1 – Pick a bedtime.
Stay consistent with what time you go to bed and follow this routine even on the weekends. Eventually, your body will naturally start winding down after the habit is consistently in place.
This one change to your schedule can help prevent the time it takes you to fall asleep. This means no more endless tossing and turning each night.
Scientists discovered in 2017 on a study of college students that having a consistent sleep schedule leads to an overall sense of happiness and well-being. It also added to healthiness and calmness facing day-to-day activities. You can find information about that study here.
Creating a standard sleep window also helps improve your metabolism according to this study.
They conducted a study on people that have rotating shifts and the impact of the schedule on their metabolisms. I don’t know abut you, but anything that will help my metabolism I’m going to do.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #2 – Power down.
Turn off the television, internet, and phone at least one hour before bedtime. You want to signal to your body that it’s time to relax.
By shutting off the stimulation early that keeps you awake, you’ll have more time to decompress. I have experienced many sleepless nights because I made the mistake of checking social media or my emails right before I went to bed.
I learned that everything can wait until morning to be dealt with. If something happened that really needed my attention, I know that I will get a message from one of my friends or colleagues.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #3 – Candlelight bath.
There is nothing that equals a warm bath in my mind for winding down. I got into this habit years ago, and whenever I’m having trouble sleeping, I get up and take a bath.
Adding candlelight makes this nightly routine even cozier. Just be sure to complete the bath at least one hour before bedtime to ensure optimal sleep.
One of the members of the Cozy Living Group goes all out for her bath time. She tries different products and scents and shows us pictures of her tub before she begins her nightly routine.
Buying bath products can be a pricey over time, why not start making your own so you can save some money and you know what ingredients are every batch homemade bath items. Here’s a book on Amazon that teaches you to make your own bath items.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #4 – Layer your bed.
You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so make sure its comfortable and you have the right sheets and blankets.
Layers of blankets and lots of pillows create a comfy cocoon that will ensure a beautiful night’s sleep.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #5 – Goodnight moon.
Make it a ritual to go outside, wrapped in a blanket and say goodnight to the moon. We forget how the most beautiful things in the world are free.
Did you know that the full moon names were given by the Native Americans of North America to keep track of the seasons according to the Farmers Almanac.
Here are the dates of the 2020 full moon names and dates:
January 10th, 2020 – Wolf Moon
February 9th, 2020 – Snow Moon
March 9th, 2020 – Worm Moon
April 7th, 2020 – Pink Moon
May 7th, 2020 – Flower Moon
June 5th, 2020 – Strawberry Moon
July 5th, 2020 – Buck Moon
August 3rd, 2020 – Sturgeon Moon
September 2nd, 2020 – Corn Moon
October 1st, 2020 – Harvest Moon
October 31st, 2020 – Blue Moon
November 30th, 2020 – Beaver Moon
December 29th, 2020 – Cold Moon
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #6 – Tea please.
There’s something so wonderful about slowly drinking a warm cup of tea.
It’s amazing something so simple is bursting with flavor and warms you to the tip of your toes. Make sure you keep a variety of tea on hand and buy special seasonal teas when available.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #7 – Fairy lights.
There’s something so magical about fairy lights.
Turn off harsh lights and sit in the twinkling wonder of your room before drifting off to sleep.
Take deep breaths and marinate in the peacefulness.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #8 – Be grateful.
Every night write in a journal what you are grateful for today.
There’s a shift that happens in all of us when we learn to focus on what’s right with our lives, instead of rewinding the day and thinking of what went wrong.
For more ideas on gratefulness, read this post 21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #9 – Keep it cool.
The optimal temperature to keep your bedroom for a perfect night’s sleep is between 60-67 degrees.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #10 – Get lost.
Let a special book take you to another time and place.
Make it a nightly ritual to read before bedtime and give yourself that quiet time to take your mind off yourself and let your imagination soar.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #11 – Scented dreams.
Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon and Bergamot are just a few of the scents that promote sleep.
You can have dried herbs in a bowl or use a diffuser to make envelope your bedroom into a dreamy state.
Spritzing your sheets with lavender linen spray will help ensure a deeper sleep, according to a University of Minnesota researchers report.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #12 – Snuggle up.
Snuggling with your loved one is the perfect way to end the evening.
If you don’t have a significant other, take the time to snuggle with your dog or cat.
Hygge Bedtime Ritual #13 – Warm your face mask.
According to Woman’s World magazine, if you heat up your face mask in the dryer before going to bed – the warmth prompts the body to release sleep-inducing melatonin.
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