Tips to Sleep on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is one of the most exciting times of the year, but it can also be one of the most difficult nights to get a restful sleep, so here are some tips to help you get that peaceful slumber:
One of the best ways to ensure a good night of sleep on Christas Eve is to start preparations early. Whether you’re shopping or evening wrapping gifts, getting these necessary tasks out of the way before the 24th can help to reduce the level of excitement and stress in the hours leading up to bedtime.
Take a Warm Bath or Shower
Taking a warm bath or shower before bed can help to relax your body and mind, allowing for a peaceful night of sleep. Consider adding some calming bath salts or essential oils to the water for an extra soothing effect.
Create a Cozy Environment
Creating a comfortable atmosphere in your bedroom can help to make sleep easier. Pull the curtains shut, cover windows with blinds, invest in a comfortable mattress, pick up some fluffy pillows, and make sure to keep the temperature in your bedroom just right.
Limit Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sugary Drinks
It’s best to limit intake of caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks like soda before sleeping, as these can increase wakefulness and reduce the quality of sleep.
Establish a Bedtime Routine
Try and set a regular bedtime and stick to it, regardless of what’s going on. Establish a routine and do the same activities right before bed, like reading or listening to a relaxation podcast, to help the body relax and ready itself for sleep.
Keep Technology Away
It’s best to limit the use of technology, including laptop and phone screens, before bed. The light from these devices can stimulate the eyes and brain, making it harder to initiate sleep.
By following these tips, we hope that you can get the restful sleep needed to enjoy a magical Christmas!