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  1. ksloves
    June 21, 2018 @ 1:35 am

    You know what else I love? Oil diffuser 😍

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    • Lena Dee
      June 21, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

      Yes!! That’s a great one too…idk how I forgot it, lavender oil works wonders! πŸ˜€

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  2. Lisa McLachlan
    June 21, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    Some great tips here, Lena. I do all my reading in bed (paperbacks only, no Kindles or iPads allowed!) and I also find I sleep so much better in clean bedding, especially if it’s been line-dried outside. And, naughty I know, but a small glass of wine always helps me too! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:21 am

      Yes! I totes can relate with the line drying Lis! Lol a little naughty never hurts, dw I won’t tell on you *lips sealed* :’)

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  3. Sophie Wentworth
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

    I need this! I’m the worst sleeper. I love peppermint tea but I seriously need to work on my bedtime digital detox. And you always get the best sleep with fresh sheets. So cosy! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:20 am

      Haha I think you should put it on a shelf out of reach and sight! You’ll enjoy the cozy sheets better πŸ˜€

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  4. Natasha Bolger
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

    Ever since I was little, looking up at the stars always helped me before I went to sleep. I used to see one that would twinkle and tell myself it’s my granny or grandad.

    Reading is something I might try again one day!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:18 am

      Oh my this is such a beautiful comment! I bet it surely was either one of them twinkling to tell you good night ❀❀❀

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  5. Lupe
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:10 pm

    These are great ideas! Try to practice these as much as I can, but it can be kind of hard when I lose track of time on my phone

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:17 am

      Lol phones can be so bitter sweet at night…try to keep it on a bookshelf away from you, I’m sure you won’t leave your comfy bed for it πŸ˜‰

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  6. Joan Senio
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:11 pm

    These are wonderful tips. There was a time when I used to have a very difficult time getting to sleep and one technique I learned was to try to relax my body from head to toe, focusing on each part as you go along. I never seem to get past my knees…. hope it helps someone else out there, too!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:15 am

      Aww that’s a great tip Joan! I hope it helps someone out there too πŸ˜€

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  7. Lexi Vranick
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

    These are some great tips, Lena! I have a lot of trouble sleeping due to anxiety, and I’m pretty sure I’ve used each of these methods in the past to help catch some z’s. Great job compiling them! This is a really great resource that I’m sure will help plenty of people!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:15 am

      Aww thank you so much Lexi, glad to see you appreciate this post! And yes my anxiety and thoughts can keep me up at times too…thanks for reading πŸ˜€ ❀

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  8. melissa major
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    I definitely need to try these out because of my bedtime routine isn’t brilliant. Definitely need to stop the caffeine before bed and maybe read a book too.

    Melissa 🐝 |

    Moonlight Mel

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:13 am

      I hope they work well for you when you do try them! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  9. Sakshi Raina
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:24 pm

    I was the person who used to gaze at the stars, meditate until it cleared my mind enough to sleep. With the ongoing air pollution, it just makes it harder to see any stars anymore. That mixed with light pollution. It breaks my heart.

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:12 am

      oh dear I’m so sorry to hear that SakShi πŸ™ I hope some day you’ll get to gazing again ❀

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  10. What Corinne Did
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

    Fresh bed sheets is the best feeling! I agree with all of these! Reading before bed is so helpful to have an amazing night sleep!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:10 am

      Yayy! Glad you agree…Thanks for reading πŸ˜€

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  11. Bexa
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:45 pm

    I love these ideas Lena! πŸ’– My favourite way to doze off is to have a warm bath then do some yoga stretches. I feel so chilled afterwards! Some nights I get sucked into Twitter and spend ages on it and can never sleep easily afterwards. Oh yes, something about fresh clean sheets is so cosy! Great post girl 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:09 am

      Haha nothing like a nice warm bath and some jammies…omg Twitter can be so addictive lol and Pinterest :’) Thanks Bex! ❀❀

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  12. Cally
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

    I loved reading this post Lena! I’m really lucky and I’m able to fall asleep pretty easily but when I haven’t I’ve definitely used some of these tips before!
    Love, Cally x

    http://www.lovecally.com

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:08 am

      Thanks Cally ❀❀

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  13. Miranda
    June 21, 2018 @ 4:49 pm

    Awesome tips! I definitely do music. Before I go to sleep, I set my night time playlist on Spotify and let it run.

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:07 am

      I think moments like those are reasons why things like Spotify are amazing! πŸ™‚

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  14. Francesca Wellman
    June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    I’m terrible at not detaching from technology before bed! Great tips!

    Francesca x | glutenfreehorizons.com

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  15. Sandra Paredes
    June 21, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

    These are such great tips! I’ve noticed that meditation really does help. I started yoga recently and although it is not the same thing it has helped me with meditation and really helps me relax before going to sleep. I would definitely agree with the mad thing I can’t sleep with so many things on my mind.

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:06 am

      That tends to happen, either can help with the other tbh…Thank you so much for reading πŸ˜€

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  16. Lex
    June 21, 2018 @ 5:04 pm

    I am so bad at falling asleep. My boyfriend works like magic and is asleep as soon as he hits the pillow. It usually takes me a good 30-40 minutes, but with some chocolate milk, I can cut that down to maybe 20 minutes! But hey, it’s something!

    Nice post!

    Lex | The Lady On Lexington Street

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:05 am

      Ouu at least that’s a yummy way to hit the sack! Thanks for reading πŸ˜€

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  17. Ri
    June 21, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

    I totally agree with all of these except I find yoga makes me more awake 🀣🀣 I also.loved your tweet about not going to bed angry. Super important.

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:03 am

      Thanks Ri! Glad you enjoyed it ❀❀❀

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  18. Sophie
    June 21, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

    Is there actually anything better than fresh sheets? I sleep so well whenever I change mine, its crazy! Meditation and stretching are definitely ones which I’ll have to try, thank you for the tips!
    Sophie – https://sophiehearts.net x

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:03 am

      Haha I don’t think there is! Thank you, glad you enjoyed πŸ˜€ ❀

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  19. Anna
    June 21, 2018 @ 7:10 pm

    Great post Lena! There’s just something about fresh sheets πŸ’™ I have the hardest time putting a book down when reading in bed. I could stay up for hours πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ It sounds silly but I like to clean something or do the dishes before bed. Something mind numbing and easy. It’s just relaxing and feels good knowing it’s done.

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 4:01 am

      There really is Anna! Lol and yes if I choose a juicy book I can end up staying up longer so I try to find a calming one. No cleaning doesn’t sound silly at all…my mom does it from time to time actually…Thanks for reading πŸ˜€

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  20. Aditi
    June 21, 2018 @ 7:29 pm

    Great tips! I can vouch for bed time reading and a soothing cup of chamomile tea. My one bad habit – not putting my phone away and browsing Instagram! πŸ™ˆ

    Aditi | http://www.aditispen.com

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 3:57 am

      Thank you! Lol naughty but totes understandable :’)

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  21. Eleanor May
    June 21, 2018 @ 7:54 pm

    I always drink a mug of warm milk before bed and it really helps me sleep. Great post!

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  22. Nancy
    June 23, 2018 @ 4:31 am

    I really need to practice some better nighttime habits and this is a perfect post for me!! These are such nice habits to practice – especially the part about writing weekly goals! One of my favorites is writing about what I am thankful for. YES! It is so important not to go to bed angry. It makes it hard to sleep and you might have bad dreams! Thanks for the wonderful reminders β™₯

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 3:56 am

      Aww thank you Nancy! It’s nice to sit and think/write what you’re thankful for, it can be so calming πŸ˜€ I’m glad you found this post helpful for later use ❀

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  23. Huda
    June 23, 2018 @ 6:14 pm

    These are amazing tips! Having a clean bed is such a great tip because I have actually noticed that whenever I come at night and my bed is made up or has fresh new sheets, I get so much more excited to get in haha! I am definitely going try out these other tips that you have mentioned especially reading! xx

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 3:46 am

      Thank you! I also hope any of the others you try work for you πŸ˜€ ❀

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  24. Kayla Pettigrew
    June 25, 2018 @ 6:16 pm

    You’ve mentioned all great tips here! I agree with every single one, and actually practice them myself. Reading a calming book before bed will 95% of the time make me fall asleep all in itself! Also it’s so important to leave technology out of the bedroom. I actually don’t have my phone in the room while I sleep, because I’ll know I’ll be tempted to look through it at night. I love this post thank you for sharing!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 3:45 am

      Yes I find the book trick works wonders for me sometimes…haha I can be very absent minded of my phone so most of the times it’s right next to me and I haven’t even looked at it lol :’)
      Thanks for reading! xx

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  25. Miraclewhip
    June 27, 2018 @ 3:57 pm

    Good tips!

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  26. sharnah
    July 1, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

    great tips! I need to practice some of these more as I struggle to get to sleep! One thing I like to do before bed is listen to relaxing sounds or watch relaxing videos x

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 1:30 am

      That’s great love! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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  27. Jodie Mitchell
    July 2, 2018 @ 8:16 pm

    I ALWAYS make my bed in the morning, it just makes me feel so much nicer about getting back into it that night! I really need to try and switch off at night and not just work until I fall asleep, I should try and make more time for reading and meditating, time just seems to run away with me!

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    • Lena Dee
      July 4, 2018 @ 12:58 am

      Me too! Switching off can be so hard at times especially with deadlines…lol time is always the problem! Thanks for reading ❀️

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