7 July 2023 — Beauty

Koala x INTU | Unlock the Secrets to a Perfect Nighttime Routine

We all know the struggle of tossing and turning, desperately seeking that elusive good night’s sleep. Well, it’s time to put an end to those restless nights and embrace the power of a well-crafted nighttime routine. Follow these simple steps, and prepare to experience the rejuvenating bliss of a truly restful slumber.

Step 1: Set the Stage for Serenity

Creating a tranquil environment is essential to signal to your body and mind that it’s time to unwind. Dim the harsh lights and opt for soft, warm lighting instead. Scented candles, essential oils like lavender, or calming incense can work wonders in creating a soothing ambience. Let the stress of the day melt away as you indulge in a warm bath, washing away tension and preparing yourself for a peaceful night ahead.

Step 2: Power Down and Unplug

As tempting as it may be to scroll through your phone or binge-watch your favourite series, electronic devices can have a negative impact on your sleep. The blue light emitted by screens can trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime, disrupting your natural sleep-wake cycle. Instead, make a commitment to disconnect from devices at least an hour before bed. Engage in activities that promote relaxation, such as reading a book, journaling, or practising gentle stretches.

Step 3: Indulge in your night-cap

A tranquil tea with chamomile, valerian, or lemon balm, whispering serenity into your senses. Or even better, INTU Sleep & Skin Renewal, the super powder that packs a sleep aid for your body and mind and a beauty drink for your skin.

Besides Lemon Balm and Passionflower, which has been traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to relieve restless sleep, it features a blend of magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate, the type that sends signals throughout the nervous system and brain to calm and relax your body, plus lowers cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone”, helping to relieve mild anxiety and depression.

Step 4: Embrace the Soothing Sounds

Music has a profound impact on our emotions and can be a powerful tool for relaxation. Create a playlist of calming melodies that speak to your soul. Whether it’s classical tunes, nature sounds, or ambient beats, find what resonates with you and let the melodies carry you into a state of tranquillity.

Step 5: Practice Mindfulness and Meditation

Clearing your mind and releasing the day’s worries is crucial for a peaceful sleep. Engage in mindfulness or meditation exercises to centre yourself and cultivate a sense of inner calm. Guided meditation apps can be a valuable resource for beginners or those seeking guidance. Allow your mind to wander to peaceful landscapes, focusing on your breath and letting go of any lingering tension.

Step 6: Make Friends with Your Mattress

Your mattress plays a pivotal role in ensuring a restful sleep. Take the time to invest in a high-quality mattress that provides optimal comfort and support for your body. A mattress that aligns with your specific needs and preferences can make all the difference in waking up refreshed and energised.

Choosing the right mattress for you can be hard. Koala are mad for all things sleep. All of their products are made and designed with comfort in mind. No matter what you need out of your next mattress, they’ve got a tailor-made match for you. Take their quiz today to discover which one  is right for you! And get ready to create a sanctuary fit for a king or queen — holla

Step 7: Stick to a Consistent Schedule

Our bodies thrive on routine, and our sleep patterns are no exception. Establish a consistent sleep schedule by setting regular bedtime and wake-up times. Aim to maintain this routine, even on weekends and holidays, to train your body to recognise the cues for sleep. Over time, you may find yourself naturally waking up before the alarm clock, feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day.

By incorporating these steps into your nighttime routine, you’ll pave the way for a more peaceful and rejuvenating sleep experience. Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to blissful slumber. 

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