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  1. Great tips for a good night’s sleep. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this thank you for your tips and tricks! It really means a lot!

  3. I know we should keep technology out of the bedroom to reduce nighttime anxiety but I can’t live without the Insight Timer app on my phone! I make sure to turn my phone on silent mode so I don’t get any notifications for messages but I use this app (free by the way) to listen to meditation music or guided meditations. There’s one particular track called “Floating” in this app that’s a huge life-saver for me. I turn it on and I just let my mind focus on the soft music and I could fall asleep within minutes.

    1. Oh wow! That app sounds amazing Sabrina! I would love to ‘float’ to get to sleep. Thanks for sharing – I am going to check it out for sure πŸ™‚

  4. I love all these tips! The one that helps me the most is getting stuff done /prepping the night before. And lavender.

  5. I don’t have anxiety personally, but I know a few people who do, and these are so good and helpful! Thank you!

  6. These are great tips. Preparing for the next day and taking a few minutes to make sure the heavy traffic areas of the house are clean has been transformative for me. My hubby and I also started doing pre-bed tea. It’s such a great way to calm down and check it with each other!

  7. I just started using a lavender roller ball scent stick. It has been great. I really need to stick with the bed time routine. I helps so much when I do it; I need to really make this a habit. In the winter I love Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple tea. Great list of tips and reminders.

  8. I agree!!! These tips help out so much! Reading and essential oils have done wonders for me! Unless it’s a really good book, then I tend to stay up waaay too late reading! πŸ™‚

  9. I aveb trouble shutting my brain off sometimes at night! I have used lavender and it helps, but I may try the getting rid of technology and reading a good book! Thanks for the suggestions!

  10. These are great tips! I use a lot of them, but I’m excited to try the others – especially trying to stop using my phone in bed!!

  11. My nighttime anxiety is always all about lack of money and a huge stack of medical debt. It is really hard to erase it all from my mind when it is such a huge struggle for our family. Thank you for the tips! I am going to have to try this so I can put my mind at ease!

  12. These are great ideas! Planning ahead can rid us of all kinds of anxiety throughout our day.

  13. I enjoyed this read a lot. Since our son was born, my wife has been losing a ton of sleep to anxiety issues. Hopefully some of these suggestions help!

  14. These are all great tips as I am all for establishing an effective night time ritual for a good night’s rest! Drinking tea and using essential oils I have found extremely helpful. And a surefire tactic has been putting down the phone and picking up a book. I love to read and it’s one of the quickest ways I fall asleep.

  15. Sleep is so important for our overall health. I love a nice hot beverage at night, it can really help the body relax. I also love the idea of getting a noise machine. It always calms me when I turn on white noise for my kids.

    1. I think you should treat yourself to a noise machine too if you enjoy your kids one. I even take mine with me if I go somewhere overnight! It’s so soothing πŸ™‚

  16. Pretty useful , I think these tips will help for insomnia too , thanks a lot for sharing these tips

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, these tips will absolutely help people who have insomnia as well. Thanks for the note!

  17. I have heard of the Lavender and needed the reminder! You are so right on with the to do list rolling around your head. Just last night it rolled around and around in my head. Love the journal beside the bed. Sleep becomes such an issue as you get older. GRRR

    1. Hey Karen! Yeah – when we get older the weight of the world can be on our shoulders, hence lack of sleep. Definitely give the journal a try so you can relax a little more. It really helps πŸ™‚ xo

  18. Alexandra says:

    Some great tips. I really appreciated coming across this post, as this is definitely something I have been feeling lately. Everything seems worse at night!
    I like your idea of writing everything down!

    1. Hey Alexandra! Glad to hear this was helpful for you πŸ™‚ Writing down your stresses to get them off your plate makes a world of difference!

  19. These are all great ideas. I also use a noise machine or a fan, along with no technology, essential oils, and prepping for the following day before heading to bed. I like the idea of a notebook by the bed to write down thoughts that pop up.

    1. Hey Colleen πŸ™‚ Nice – you are a fellow noise machine/fan lover!

  20. Great tips here. I used to write down the things I had to do the next day and this would help me not stress. I felt that since I had them writte down then I was sure that I wouldnt forget anything so no need to stress!

    D, xo

    1. Thanks D. Exactly! It’s a simple and efficient way to make sure you’re on top of things so you don’t need to worry when you should be sleeping!

  21. For me it is usually because there is much going on or up coming and it stresses me out. Warm tea usually helps.

    1. So true – warm tea can be just what you need to relax. As they say – it’s like a warm hug from the inside πŸ™‚

  22. The lavender linen spray is such a good idea! I’m a huge fan of writing things down too or else I’ll dwell on it all night and keep myself up. These are great tips.

    1. Hi Judy, thanks for the note. Yeah, it’s amazing how writing things down ca temporarily get them off your mind. πŸ™‚

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