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My ultimate sleeping tips – this definitely works!

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Sleeping tips and habits. Last autumn I had some serious sleeping problems. Our uni project wasn’t working the way we’d expected and even though we had enough time, I was super stressed out. Of course, this affected my sleep a lot. Every night I was building houses in my head like a 3d modelling program or I didn’t sleep at all. My body was super tired but my mind danced salsa. I swear, I tried almost everything – starting from meditation, relaxing music, audio dramas and more. A lot helped and some things didn’t. Here are my ultimate sleeping tips.

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My ultimate sleeping tips

Work out

Since the beginning of the year I’m working out regularly. This helps me a lot and not only do I feel fitter, I sleep a whole lot better. Of course, you shouldn’t work out right before bedtime because you’ll get fit again. This was probably one of the things I needed the most. I’ve been doing Blogilates from Cassie Ho for a couple of months and started the Bikini Body Guide from Kayla 5 weeks ago.

Cut down coffees

Coffee was a big issue for me. I’m not an addict at all and coffee in the morning was all fine. But whenever I drank one after lunchtime I knew that it’s going to be a sleepless night. Since the beginning of the year I drank one coffee and sometimes a decaffeinato. Tea is so much better

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Just sleep in bed

So guilty! I study in bed a lot, work there and watch movies. In fact, I could spend the whole day in bed but at a point by back would heart too much. I was so glad that I’ve gotten the recommendation to stay out of the bed during the day. It helped me a lot and whenever I cozy up in my bed my body knows that it has to do anything else but sleep.

Warm duvet and cool room temperature

A big problem was that my duvet was simply too cold in winter. Especially in winter I love a cool room and to stay under a cozy and warm blanket. Also, fresh air before bedtime is so good.

Put your phone away

I’m definitely belonging to the group of people who always check any social media app on my phone before bedtime. The blue light is definitely the worst thing. The best is to put the phone 30 minutes before bedtime away (even better when out of the room) and get a separate alarm.

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Instead of using your phone you should start reading again. It effects miracles! I started to go to the library regularly and I love light chicklit. Moreover I read a lot of foreign-language books, which tax my brain even more and I’ll get tired. Sometimes the books are way too exciting that I have to finish it.

Evening tea

I drink a lot of tea during the day. A green tea in the morning and an herbal tea before bedtime. It’s not only good for my digestion but also calms be down. When I was I kid I used to drink a hot milk with honey at lot.

Tea tree oil

One of my readers brought me tea tree oil back in mind. During my infancy my mum used to hang a towel sprinkled with tea tree oil near our bed whenever we were ill or just to calm us. This worked really well for me in the last months.

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Take a hot shower before bedtime

I’m actually a person who showers in the morning. Sometimes I shower in the evening and I feel so clean and the hot water is so slumberous. Those of you who prefer to take a bath try to put some melissa, hops, lavender or hay flowers in it – so relaxing!

Rituals Meditation App & audio dramas

And last but not least when nothing works I listen to the meditation from the Ritual App. Also, audio dramas work really well for me. The only bad thing about them is that you’ll get used to it too quickly and cannot sleep without.

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I hope you liked my ultimate sleeping tips. And I can’t wait to get into my bed now as I’ve changed the sheets this morning. By the way, this lovely bedding is from Bluebellgray (I always use them when my boyfriends is not around and I’m having my super girly bedroom).

I wish you a wonderful day!

bedding* – Bluebellgray (get here)
night stands – RAST (here – and painted in red)
lamps – Westwing (here)
bed – IKEA SNEFJORD (here)

photos – Mr Tripod

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  • Reply Julia Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 07:53 AM

    Ich habe ja so überhaupt keine Probleme mit schlechtem Schlaf oder ähnlichem – wenn ich mich hinlege schlafe ich meistens sofort ein :P
    Sind aber dennoch super Tipps :)
    Liebst, Julia | Julysbeautylounge

  • Reply Athena Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 01:51 PM

    Meditation has worked wonders for me! I’m a light sleeper and I’ve faced some mild insomnia in the past but I’ve found a little meditation ritual that helps me relax in minutes. Bubble baths before bedtime are also super relaxing. Thank you for all these additional tips, will put to the test soon!


  • Reply Tyler Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 01:58 PM

    These are such good tips, seriously! The ones that I’ve tried are warm duvet/cool room, only sleeping in my bed and having an evening peppermint tea. I think it also really helps to not let yourself sit on your bed in your “outside clothes”–that way your bed is certain to stay clean, and it kind of becomes a little haven of sleep. I’ve gotta say, though… it’ll be so hard to get me to stop drinking coffee. But I should.

    x, Tyler |

  • Reply Andrea Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 02:10 PM

    Das sind wirklich mega gute Tipps!

  • Reply CHRISTINA KEY Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 03:22 PM

    Great tips! :)

    I like the pictures, very cute. :)



  • Reply Rosie Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 05:46 PM

    I am having such a difficult time sleeping these last few weeks . . . I must try some of these tips.

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 07:06 PM

    Thank you for these tips!! I indeed love taking a hot shower and put my phone away. I also very much love your pictures, very classy and fun! Xx Susanne –

  • Reply Fiona Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 09:37 PM

    Wirklich schöne Tipps! Ich habe mir mittlerweile auch angewöhnt abends einen Tee zu trinken. Ich finde das unglaublich entspannend :)
    Liebe Grüße, Fiona

  • Reply Laura Wednesday August 31st, 2016 at 12:38 AM

    Great post! I’ve tried a lot of these and definitely know I sleep so soundly when I’m in a regular work out pattern!


  • Reply Bonnie Wednesday August 31st, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    This is such a great real and you have given me so many new ideas! I love reading to calm my mind before bed, but I will definitely be trying the tea-tree oil! Thanks so much.
    Bonnie x

  • Reply CAMILLAESI Wednesday August 31st, 2016 at 01:55 AM

    Great tips, I always drink tea in the evening before I sleep and I really notice the difference in my sleep


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