Written by Sheila Olson of fitsheila.com
Use These Budget-Friendly Tips to Sleep, Feel, and Look Better
How do you get better sleep when you’re busy and on a tight budget? That’s the question on a lot of minds these days as millions of Americans battle stress, anxiety, and physical ailments that make good beauty rest hard to come by. Not only that, exterior factors — such as your mattress and beddings — can make a big difference. Moreover, it can be a challenge to find budget-friendly options. Fortunately, Live Well has a ton of sleep items that won’t break the bank, from beddings to relaxing scents that will get you ready for a good night’s rest. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your sleepy time so you’ll look and feel better.
Create a relaxing environment.
Your sleep environment plays a major role in both the quality and quantity of your nightly rest, and while you don’t have to give your bedroom a complete makeover, there are a few simple changes you can make that will help you relax at the end of the day and prepare for sleep. Sound or white noise machines are great options for troubled sleepers, while soft bedding and lavender sprays can help you clear your mind. When you’re ready to shop for new bedroom items, don’t forget to utilize coupons and promo codes from retailers like Target, which will save you quite a bit of money on everything you need.
Put down the devices.
Another outside factor that can affect the way you sleep is how much time you spend with your devices. Scrolling through social media on your phone may be as natural to you as breathing, but if you’re doing it several times a day you could be amping up your anxiety or stress levels. Not only that, the blue light emitted from phone, computer, and television screens can affect your ability to sleep and may even cause headaches after long periods of time. It’s generally a good rule to put down all devices at least an hour before bedtime to give your mind and body time to prepare for sleep. Not only is this a free way to boost your rest habits, it can actually save you money on utilities!
Start a routine.
Your mental health isn’t the only thing that’s affected by the way you sleep. A continuous lack of quality rest can lead to problems for your skin and even gastrointestinal issues. An easy, cost-free way to combat this is to start a self-care routine that encompasses your entire well-being. This might mean taking half an hour each night to prepare for bed by practicing mindfulness, washing and moisturizing your face, and refraining from eating heavy foods that may interfere with the sleep process. Having a care routine does more than helping you look and feel better physically — it also gets your mind ready for rest when you keep up with it over time.
Going outside for a little while each day is another great way to help your body and mind get on track as it keeps your circadian rhythm in check. Not only that, the fresh air can work wonders for an anxious mind. Even a light workout will increase blood flow for healthier-looking skin. You don’t have to pay for a fancy gym membership to get fit — simply going for a brisk walk or engaging in an activity such as basketball, gardening, or a round of golf will allow you to feel better and get the rest you need each night.
Sleeping better comes with many benefits for all aspects of your health, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Think about how you can change up your routine a bit and alter your surroundings to ensure a peaceful night’s rest when you need it most.
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Written by Sheila Olson of fitsheila.com
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