As the golden days of summer fade into the amber hues of the Fall season, self-care remains a priority as we seek to find a balance between the “new normal” of our busy lives, with a desire for comfort and self-care.
One of the most important things you can do to take care of yourself is to get a good night’s sleep, which is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Good sleep can help you eat less, exercise better and overall lead to a healthier body and state of mind.
Below are our editor’s top tips before bedtime to help you find peaceful, restorative rest to arm you for busy days ahead this Fall season:
Tip 1: Put those electronics away!
Reduce blue light exposure from your smart phones, laptops and tablets at least an hour before you go to bed. This will help calm your thoughts and lull you to sleep, rather than becoming over stimulated by blue light, your mind racing with thoughts of what you need to do the next day.
Tip 2: Don’t consume caffeine late in the day.
Pretty straightforward, we think, to avoid staring at the ceiling - or counting sheep - all night!
Tip 3: Stay hydrated.
Hydrating is as important at night as it is during the day. Place the gold agate coaster - handcrafted by Brazilian artisans and our gift to you with each Westlake Home purchase - on your nightstand with a glass of water. Make it a part of your self-care ritual each night.
Tip 4: Optimize your bedroom environment.
Make sure your bedroom temperature runs on the cooler side, reduce outside noise and ensure external lights are dimmed for optimal sleep. Exposure to light makes REM sleep difficult. Once lights are dimmed, slip on our organic mulberry silk eye mask - ethically made and also included in every Westlake Home purchase - and feel yourself float away.
Tip 5: Slip into something comfortable.
We’ve got you covered here! Slip into our heirloom quality, 100% long staple, 464 thread count organic cotton sheets, handcrafted in Italy for the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Featured in three colors that will complement any autumnal color collection: Luxe White, Luxe Silver or Luxe Shore. The weave is soft and crisp and keeps you cool at night, features 18” deep pockets and is GOTS and OEKO-TEX 100 certified so that you can feel good - and do good - at the same time.
We also offer luxurious organic duvet covers, which provide the softest, non-toxic haven of your dreams. Our organic cotton duvet covers are available in three royal shades of white, silver and shore in queen, king and California king sizing.