Let’s face it, most of the time our bedtime routine consists of showering, scrolling through Instagram, brushing teeth, scrolling through Facebook, getting into bed far too late and scrolling through Instagram some more. So, in aid of our “Rest Week” in partnership with Luxe + Hardy, we’re helping you to reinvent your bedtime routine to let both your mind and body truly rest, get the best possible night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Change into something comfortable (and we mean REALLY comfortable)
Luxe + Hardy are redefining evening wear, emphasising that you should invest in rest and totally unplug by wearing something that feels and looks amazing. Their range of evening wear is ideal for off-duty style icons, with their mantra #dolesslivemore encapsulating exactly what an evening of relaxation should be. To get started with reinventing your bedtime routine, start by putting on Luxe + Hardy’s Reset Jumper and Sweatpants to feel instantly calm and content. Alternatively, go for the grandad shirt and sleep pants to get you ready to hop into bed straight away.
Reflect on your day
To end your day in a positive headspace, it’s a good idea to take some time to reflect. Write down the good things that happened to you during the day, the things you are grateful for, the progress you made or step you took to get you closer to a goal. Remember to keep negativity out of it so that at the end of the month, you’ll have a diary filled with positive thoughts to look back on. This should help to prevent your mind from wandering to a negative space when you lie down to sleep.
You’re finally out of your work clothes or gym kit and in your Luxe + Hardy rest wear, you’ve nailed the positive mindset so now why not have a go at meditation to truly relax the mind? If you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start, apps such as Headspace and Instagram accounts like Sexy Mind are easy to navigate and will support you in your journey to taking control of your mind with every breath you take.
Flow it out with yoga
Incorporating yoga into your everyday routine is perfect to stretch out the body, find inner peace and say goodbye to the stresses of everyday life. There’s no need to change out of your Luxe + Hardy pyjamas, just search for Boho Beautiful on YouTube to find a range of videos dedicated to deep sleep and gentle relaxation and be prepared to feel zen. Namaste!
Run a bath
Light a candle, pop on a ‘chill’ Spotify playlist and enjoy a warm bath. We recommend Sister & Co’s bath soak to relax your muscles and soften skin together with Neom’s Tranquillity candle burning in the background for ultimate relaxation.
An hour before bedtime, step away from the phone/ laptop/ iPad and concentrate on you! Studies show that the white and blue light from our devices that seem to be glued to our hands nowadays prevent our brains from releasing melatonin, stopping our minds from switching off and realise it is time for bed. So, try and switch off (literally and metaphorically) and you might find yourself falling asleep a whole lot quicker.
Snuggle up and drift off
If you tend to struggle to drift off to sleep, we highly recommend de Mamiel’s “Soothe” roller ball. Slip into your Luxe + Hardy sleep set, made from breathable fabric to help keep you comfortable all night long, roll on “Soothe” to your pulse points, snuggle up and prepare for the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.
And lights out!