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Things to help you relax in the evening

Tips for shutting off your brain before bed

After a hard day at work, all you want to do in the evening is relax and unwind. Taking an evening shower to soothe your body and mind can be the perfect way to do this.

Ways to relax at night

It’s important to take time and unwind before you go to sleep so you can allow yourself to recover from the day.

Yoga before bed

It’s very common for people to have a hard time relaxing their brain before going to sleep. We may have a lot on our mind from the day. That’s where yoga comes in.

Practicing yoga before bed can make a huge difference for people that struggle to switch their brain off. It has a very powerful calming effect on both the body and the mind.

A short bedtime routine of 15 minutes or so in a darkened room will help your body to realize that it’s time to relax and can help you look forward to a good night’s sleep.

Keep your evenings free!

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Make sure to get everything that you need to get done during the day to leave your evenings free for relaxing and unwinding. Leaving it all to the end of the day may make you feel stressed and anxious.
 

5 things to help you relax your brain before bedtime

  • Try not to use your computer or watch TV in bed
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark and at a comfortable temperature 
  • Breathe deeply – this will help to clear your mind of other thoughts
  • Avoid any caffeine – your brain doesn’t need extra stimulation before you go to sleep
  • Get some exercise during the day

How to establish a good pre-sleep routine

During the day, we tend to have a lot of thoughts running through our head. This can cause us to feel stressed and worried. That’s why it’s essential to calm yourself down in the evening and stop your brain from working so hard . Failing to take some time out before you go to bed may result in insomnia or poor quality sleep.

One thing that’s key to a good pre-sleep routine is having a regular sleeping schedule. If you always go to sleep and wake up at the same time, your body will get used to this and start working in sync. This will also help you to feel less tired during the day.
Always make sure that you schedule in some time to wind down just before you go to bed. This could be a good opportunity to write a diary, write a to-do list for the next day or meditate. By doing this, you’ll feel more relaxed before bed and it is likely that you will drift off quickly.

Showering at night

A relaxing evening shower is a great part of any pre-bed routine.

4 benefits of an evening shower

  • If you have a job that involves you getting dirty during the day, you can hit the sheets feeling fresh
  • It gives you a chance to go over everything that happened during the day so you don’t have to worry when you’re trying to sleep
  • Coming into a cool bedroom after a shower will lower your body temperature which will help you sleep better
  • If you’ve exercised during the evening, it will get rid of any sweat and freshen you up

Should you shower in the morning or at night?

Whether you’re an early bird that enjoys showering in the morning or a fan of evening showers it is completely dependent on your lifestyle and preference.

A morning shower is great for waking you up and kick-starting your brain for the day ahead.  Some people prefer to exercise as soon as they get up, so taking a shower in the morning would make sense.

On the other hand, an evening shower often serves a slightly different purpose and is among the most common things to help you sleep. Showering at night helps you to relax and wind down by washing off the day and soothing the muscles. Using an indulgent body wash like Care & Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Body Wash will leave skin feeling pampered, and  leave you ready for bed. 
 

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