If you struggle to wind down and relax after a busy day, you might notice that it’s starting to affect your sleep. The good news is that there are some simple tools you can use to ease stress and anxiety, helping you to switch off and find a sense of calm ahead of going to sleep.
Tools to Help You Relax Before Bed
Guided meditations have been shown to reduce stress and improve sleep. Here are some short ones to try at home:
2. Relaxing Yoga
Gently stretching out your body, as you begin to focus on your breath and the here-and-now can be really powerful for helping you to let go of the day. Allowing your body and mind to settle into a calm state ready for rest.
3. Soundbaths and Sleep Music
Create a deeply relaxing environment for yourself with soundbaths and soundscapes, which help soothe your nervous system, allowing you to gently unwind.
Make these practices even more effective by creating a super relaxing environment for yourself; have a warm bath beforehand, dim the lights, and try spraying a calming scent like lavender around your bedroom, turning it into a restful sanctuary for sleep.