6 Steps for the Ultimate Relaxing Bedtime Routine

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


In today's fast-paced world, finding time for a relaxing bedtime routine is essential. Women often struggle to balance multiple roles in their lives, making self-care even more crucial.

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Step 1 - Decompress from Your Day

Prioritize winding down before bedtime to aid sleep. Experts advise setting an alarm an hour or two before sleep, allowing for relaxation.

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Step 2 - Avoid Gadgets Before Bed

The impact of blue light on sleep quality is well-documented. It's advisable to refrain from using handheld devices like tablets and computers before bedtime.

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Step 3 - Eat a Light Pre-Bedtime Snack

Combat nighttime hunger with a light, sleep-friendly snack like apple, turkey, or yogurt. Achieve the perfect balance for restful sleep.

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Step 4 - Take a Warm Bath

Studies show a lower body temp aids deep sleep. A warm bath 2-3 hrs before bed dilates vessels, releases heat, and with lavender oil, enhances relaxation.

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Step 5 - Don't Get into Bed Too Early

Bed is for sleep and intimacy, avoid staying awake. Pre-bedtime, relax in a 'daytime' space like your living room. Get into bed just 20 mins before sleep.

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Step 6 - Maintain a Consistent Sleep Schedule

Maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle for well-being. Consistent bedtime is essential for a stable sleep pattern. Avoid weekend sleep compensations.

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Benefits of a Relaxing Bedtime Routine

A relaxing bedtime routine leads to improved sleep quality. It contributes to better overall health and well-being. Enhanced productivity and mood are additional advantages.

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