Everyone has their own little routine each night before they climb under the covers. We brush our teeth, wash the makeup off (you do that, right?!), and change into PJs. You might be making some mistakes while getting ready for bed, though, and you don’t even know it. Your bedtime ritual is just as important as your morning one, and what you do before your head hits the pillows will greatly affect your sleep.
Whether it’s browsing through Facebook for just a few minutes too long or bringing your work to bed, there are probably a few small things in your nighttime routine that you may want to adjust, especially considering the fact that a third of all Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. Ouch. Every little bit counts, so let’s see if we can make the best of your bedtime routine.
Here are seven mistakes you make while getting ready for bed.
1You stare at a screen for a really long time
Try to shut off your electronics well before you climb into bed. Instead of scrolling through Instagram incessantly, pick up a book to read or chat with your partner before you drift off into dream land.