After a hectic week of moving in, I’ve finally had chance to settle yesterday and today. I threw away the boxes, displayed my favourite candles, made myself a brew and elevated my poor, aching feet. I’m sure most of you know, moving into a new place is a huge adjustment. You may find it hard to rest, or sleep, with all the new sounds, smells and especially a new mattress!
So when I had unpacked everything (finally) and could stop, I made sure I stuck to my night time routine to help me sleep. Even little things like this help a lot, especially if you suffer with anxiety like me, so I recommend something to get you sorted for the end of the day!
The big thing for me is hygiene! I shower twice a day, so a hot shower before bed is amazing, especially when you’ve been moving heavy boxes and cleaning a new place. It relaxes you and is there anything better than feeling clean? When I shower, I always use Clearasil Rapid Action Gel on my face (obvz, don’t be washing your lady garden with it) and have done since I was 16. I don’t have terrible skin, but when I’m stressed or overeating, my spots decide to make a happy appearance and I’ve always been able to rely on it.
I’m also a big advocate for looking after your pegs (teeth, for any of you who suddenly thought I’d lost it for a second). I drink a lot of coffee and cold drinks, and so the enamel on my teeth started to wear away. To fight back, I use Sensodyne Pro-Namel toothpaste and take 2 calcium tablets a day. Take that, coffee! Although, not to heart, Coffee. Because I still love you.
For anyone who follows me on Twitter, you’ll know I’m dairy intolerant and have a really sensitive stomach. Random foods or drinks can set it off, and I do tend to slip off the no dairy track and treat myself, so I need a fix to hand. And my stomach has been particularly bad since moving here. Most likely the fact I’ve not eaten fast food yet, and my body is throwing itself into a wild frenzy, craving some kind of greased goodness. So peppermint tea is always a saviour! If you haven’t tried it, and you suffer with stomach problems like IBS, I highly recommend it. Even after a big meal, it makes you feel good!
And of course, once my routine is done and I’m snuggled in bed, a bit of phone time is a must. Although technically you’re supposed to avoid technology at least 30 minutes before bedtime, it’s hard when there’s a celebrity Twitter spat going on or you just find a GIF of a dog. I’m only human. Don’t judge me.
So, ladies and gents, what’s your bedtime routine? What gets you snoozing?