8.27.2016

How To Get Your Best Night's Sleep + A Giveaway

It seems we all struggle more with getting a good night's sleep. It's the one complaint I hear from clients repeatedly. In a society where we're bombarded with stimulation, social media, stress, busy over scheduled lives, etc, it's harder and harder to unwind.
The odd thing is that we overlook addressing bedroom design in favour of tackling the more public areas in our homes. Often times people will have a completely polished formal living room and only entertain several times a year but the room they sleep in every night is sadly lacking attention. I've been guilty of this myself. There are easy steps to a quick fix that needn't be overly expensive or time consuming.
Jillian Harris' Bedroom

Here's my sure fire, easy guide to sprucing up the space where you unwind and getting a better night's sleep plus some other simple tips that might help out too.

1. Invest in decent bedding. How many of us sleep on scratchy sheets?
2. Keep bedside clutter to a minimum. Provide yourself with a tray or lidded storage solution if your bedside doesn't have a drawer.
3. A nebulizer with essential oils helps with dry stale air and lulls you to sleep. Mist your pillow for extra sweet dreams.
4. Paint. If your room is a horrible colour that doesn't make you happy paint is the easiest and least expensive solution. The same goes for furniture if you have mismatched beside tables but would like to create a more cohesive look, painting them the same colour will create a sense of continuity.
5. Ditch the ugly t-shirt you've had for 10 yrs in favour of something comfortable AND pretty.
6. Create a bedside emergency kit. For those times when you're coming down with something, or maybe you've stayed up a bit too late with netflix. In my top drawer I have a tiny boxed water, travel sized Tylenol, Aleve, Gravol, makeup remover face wipes, and a slew of other important things incase I don't want to, or can't get up.
7. Rountine! My friend Annie at XOtreatment room suggests following a strict self care routine every night to indicate to your mind it's time to wind down. You'll also end up with a more beautiful complexion. Steps are cleanse your face, serum/retinol application, brush teeth (while serum absorbs), moisturize face. Lights out.
8. Contemplate adding moderate amounts of these 8 foods to your diet... almonds, bananas, brown rice, cherries, oatmeal, chickpeas, kale, and walnuts are all contenders for inducing a better night's sleep by being rich in key nutrients like potassium, GABA, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, tryptophan, etc...
I'm hosting a giveaway so that you too can implement some of these steps. One lucky winner will receive a Saje Wellness aromabreeze nubulizer with tranquility mist and sleep well remedy. You'll also receive a Kat Rudu Hydra Cell Bright moisturizer from XOtreatmentroom and a pair of pillowcases from Rothman & Co
So how do you win? Simple! Leave a comment below telling me which tip you plan on implementing to get a better night's sleep. A winner's name will be drawn at random on Friday Sept. 2 and will be included in a new blog post. So be sure to pop back this weekend. Best of luck. xo Erica

This post was sponsored by Saje Wellness, Rothmans & Co, and XO Treatment Room. All tips, ideas and opinions are my own.

45 comments:

  1. Tip #2! Simple, but effective :)

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  2. #3! I was thinking of getting a nebulizer!

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  3. The nebulizer with essential oils. My friend had success with this one too.

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  4. Tip # 6! Why didn't I think of this! I'm making an emergency bedside kit today!

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  5. #2 - I've almost knocked my water glass over or my glasses off my nightstand too many times...

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  6. I use the Snore No More oil blend from Sage!

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  7. I have been wanting to try a nebulizer for a while now. It could be just what I need after a summer of a dry air conditioned bedroom! Thank you Erica!!

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  8. My son uses a nebulizer with a lavender blend, it works wonders for him. I think I will add a nebulizer to my room, as well.

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  9. #3 essential oils is what I want to try next!

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  10. janehaughian@yahooAug 27, 2016, 7:58:00 PM

    Would love to try the Saje nebulizer - I have heard so many great things about it.

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  11. #6. Love the idea of a bedside emergency kit!
    -Kristen

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  12. #3! I have been wanting a nebulizer forever and with winter coming it is the perfect time. I am also starting a bedroom re-design in the next couple of weeks, perfect tips!

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  13. I love the idea of the nebulizer ... plan on checking that out! xx

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  14. #5 for sure...my husband won't mind either 😉

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  15. Good sheets are so important!! ~ never tried a nebulizer ~ sounds dreamy with added lavender for a peaceful nights sleep

    Xx - Erika

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  16. For sure I need to declutter my bedside. Love the covered storage idea!

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  17. Definitely will be putting together a bedside emergency kit!

    -Marsha

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  18. Boxed water and make up remover cleansing cloths - so genius!

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  19. Painting, painting, painting! Moved in to a new house a month ago and I can't stand the ugly beige colour in my room. Full redo is much in order. Started the search for my inspiration piece to make the room my tranquil space.

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  20. #3 is a great tip! I've been thinking about getting a nebulizer for a while now. Maybe using a soothing mix of eucalyptus and lavender to relax and help me breath easier while I sleep!

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  21. Great tips! I could apply all! Thank you!

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  22. Tip number 3 of course! I really could use a nebulizer this fall.

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  23. I painted my room a dark color and installed light blocking shades and curtains. Noise from the street is a problem in our front facing master so people kept waking me up... best investment ever. The room smelling calming is also incredibly important to me.

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  24. I just gave our bedroom a much needed makeover with fresh paint, new bedding, area rug, and draperies. I love it so much! I could spend all day in there if I didn't have those pesky responsibilities. ;)

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  25. Excellent advice, Erica! I like the moisturizer-before-bed reminder. I have added this to my routine in the last couple of months, and I love how my skin feels in the morning!
    Jordana
    p.s. Eager to see what you're planning for your own bedroom re-do!

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  26. I am hoping to re-paint our bedrooms this fall just to freshen up the white walls and create a more serene space. Always wanted to try the Sage nebulizer!

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  27. I'll be implementing tip #2 "Keep bedside clutter to a minimum. Provide yourself with a tray or lidded storage solution if your bedside doesn't have a drawer."

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  28. I love the idea of keeping an "emergency-essentials" kit in the bedside table. I've been guilty on more than one occasion of sleeping in my make-up because I was too tired to get back up! Love this idea!

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  29. #6 is my personal fave! I'm lazy and once I am in bed it's hard to get me out, so a bedside emergency kit is a must!

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  30. I can't choose! I think #3,#7 and #8 is my fave. The nebulizer is a great way to fill the room it relaxing scents, routine is very important and of course what you eat!

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  31. 7. Rutine.. i know im in dire need of a better night time rutine!!

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  32. I like to clear off my nightstand for a more calmimg vibe. But i needed that reminder to ditch the old T-shirts!

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  33. Great post Erica! I'd love to be able to implement tip #3 with the Saje Wellness nebulizer! I'm also trying to get better at taking the time for tip #7. So often I just go to bed without taking the time to relax and remove my make up. Definitely trying to get better at that!
    - Victoria Boyd

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  34. I am going to try the essential oils for better rest. I need to do something.

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  35. I'm going to try tip #3 because I've been interested in essential oils for awhile!

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  36. I love all the ideas, especially #6.

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  37. Definitely getting a new mattress, I'm embarrassed to admit how old ours is

    amds0817@gmail.com

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  38. Love the idea of the bedside emergency kit!! I am the definition of lazy as soon as I am in bed and will find it so hard to get up and take off my makeup or do anything that I really should before going to bed. Love the tip of changing the room paint color as well. Great article :).

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  39. Sweet dreams my beauties!!!! Love your tips Erica, thank you:)

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  40. Definitely need to de-clutter my bedside and get better jammies!!

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  41. I love your tip about getting pretty comfy Jammie's! Time for the yucky ones to go🙈💃💃💃

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  42. Such a great post! Sleep Is so important! XO

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  43. I feel happiness to read the content that you are posting.budget bedroom design

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  44. People with chronic back and neck pain are no strangers to sleep disorders ... your pain. Woman in bed having difficulty sleeping and holding a pillow against her head. .. web

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