the bedtime tag

Feb 13, 2018

i saw this tag floating around the blogosphere and thought it'd be fun to join in. my bedtime routine is a huge part of my self-care, so this tag is perfect opportunity to share mine!

1. describe your usual bedtime routine.

after washing and cleansing my face with a homemade diy face wash (raw honey, vitamin a & e oils, jojoba oil, and dr. bronner's pure-castile liquid soap or coconut oil and raw honey), i would draw a lavender epsom salt bath or a death sea salt bath (if i'm having eczema flair ups). the nights i don't take a bath, i'll make a diy matcha green tea face mask and moisturize with vichy aqualia night spa or coconut oil. and brush my teeth.

then i go into my room, and either turn on my diffuser (with lavender oil, of course) or just use lavender oil drops on my pillow. but before i get into bed, i sit on the rug of my floor, turn on the headspace or calm app on my phone and do nidra yoga for 10-15 minutes. this is also known as "sleep yoga" and i learned this at the wellness retreat i went to in thailand last year. however, it's more like meditation than yoga.

i have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep through the night or have sleep paralysis, so this routine helps me with those issues. not fun or exciting, i know, but it works for me.

2. what are your favorite pajamas?

when it's cold, i opt for an oversized tee shirt and lounge pants and knee high cotton socks. and in the summer, i just wear a basic cotton tank and sleep shorts.

3. what is your current bedtime reading?

4. what would I find on your bedside table?

lamp, a succulent plant, portable iphone speakers, hair scrunchies, glasses, kindle and phone. my bedside tables is also a mini bookshelf, so my books are in there and not on top.

5. What scent makes you sleepy?

lavender and jasmine works best for me. like lavender, valerian also has anxiety-reducing effects, so that helps my anxious nighttime brain a bit.

6. What is your usual bedtime and wake up time?

i usually go to sleep between 11pm to 2am, and wake up at 8am or 10:30am on my days off.

7. What are your top three bedtime products?

homemade face cleanse ingredients
vichy aqualia hydrating cream
lavender oil

8. What is your most common sleeping position?

fetal when i'm cold, or halfway on my side and back with a knee up.

9. Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?

does a kindle count?

10. What’s your worst bedtime habit?

either the phone or kindle, especially in the dark.

♥ i tag anyone who wants to do this tag! 
if you've already done it, comment the 
link to your post in the comments! ♥
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