If you’re into health at all, you know that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the keys to good health. Sleeping well helps you feel healthy and happy, and having the right sleep environment is really helpful for getting a restful sleep. One of the ways to do that is to have the right things on your night table, making sure not to have too much, since sleeping in a cluttered space is not all that peaceful. Here are the things you need on your night table:
1. A lamp:
Ceiling lighting can be too bright when you want to relax, so a bedside lamp is something you should have on your nightstand. It’s also good for reading in bed. A book light is also a good idea if your partner wants light-out before you.
2. A book:
Reading in bed is a good way to relax, especially before sleep when you want to avoid the blue light from your phone or tablet.
You don’t want to have to go out to the kitchen if you get thirsty in the middle of the night, so take a glass of water with you when you go to bed.
If you’re sensitive to sound (snoring partner, street noise, birds…), keep a pair of earplugs handy.
5. Notebook and pen:
I don’t know about you, but I get some really good ideas just before I go to sleep, or I think of things I must do the next day. If this happens to you, too, keep a pen and notebook on your nightstand so you can write it down and then relax. Also, journaling is a healthy way to end the night or start your day- and easy when you have the tools at your bedside.
Keep hand lotion, body lotion, and lip balm on your nightstand so you can moisturize before bed.
7. Essential oils:
Essential oils are great for helping you to relax.
8. Alarm clock:
If you’re trying to stay away from your phone at bedtime, don’t bring it into your bedroom! Use an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning.
9. A pretty dish:
A small dish or tray will look nice on your bedside table, and it’s a good place to put jewelry and glasses before you go to sleep.
You never know when you’ll need a tissue, so a box of tissues is a nightstand must.
11. A small flashlight:
You don’t expect the electricity to go out, but it can happen. For safety it’s a good idea to have a small flashlight by your bed.
12. An eye mask:
Sometimes you need complete darkness to fall asleep- and that’s why you need a silky sleep mask.
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