Your evening routine can have a significant impact on how well you sleep, so getting it right and finding a routine that works for you can really be transformative. That is why we are here, introducing 3 simple yet very effective things you can do to make your evening routine as good as possible.
First up in your evening routine we have meditation. This can help you to fully unwind after a busy day, to help you feel calm, to reduce your heartrate and to just realign with yourself and your thoughts. Many people find it difficult to find a clear separation between work time and chilling in the evening, which is even more difficult for people who work from home. So, this is a great thing to do as soon as you get home from work, so you can unwind and fully enjoy your evening. Or, it can be a great tool to help you drift off to sleep if that’s what you struggle with.
If you’re new to meditation, there are so many great apps you can use, where it is all guided and made really simple for you. Eventually you will probably pick up on particular breathing exercises that you really like, that you can then replicate on your own.
This can transform your whole evening, so give it a go and see how you feel!
Lack of Screen Time
Another thing that you should be incorporating into your evening routine is less screen time! Any devices like phones and tablets display blue light, which suppresses the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us to sleep. This can help us during the day, but can significantly impact your ability to go to sleep, so it’s time to put your phone away an hour before bed!
Get yourself an alarm clock so you’re not relying on your phone for an alarm, then you can put your phone in a drawer an hour before you’re planning on going to sleep. Use this time to have a nice relaxing bath, to red a few chapters of your favourite book or to do some light yoga. You will feel so much more soothed when you get into bed, you’ll fall asleep quicker and therefore have a better nights sleep.
It can be difficult to break your routine if you’re not used to not having your phone, but it will do you the world of good.
A Thorough Oral Health Routine
Something that many people neglect when it comes to their evening routine is a thorough clean of their teeth. This is such an important part of your day, even more so than the morning, as you need to properly remove any leftover food or substances from your mouth to prevent the build up of plaque. If you don’t remove plaque, it hardens to form tartar, which can then cause cavities and tooth decay. For those of you who have had specific treatments like dental implants Leamington Spa based or veneers in LA, make sure you speak to your dentist to find out the specifics of what your routine should entail, as it may be slightly different.
So, start your routine by thoroughly brushing your teeth for 2 minutes with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Then, go in with your floss, making sure to get inbetween all of your teeth to remove the plaque build up and any food. If you’ve had Invisalign in Leamington Spa, Lastly, use a mouthwash to remove any last bits that need to be removed. You’d be surprised at how much this 5 minute dental routine can make a difference to your oral health, so start implementing it into your evening routine and your future self will thank you for it!