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Whenever someone says, “You look tired!” doesn’t it feel more like, “You look haggard and WHOA those dark circles, girlfriend.”? As a bride, how do you ensure you’re your most-rested self? Well, using the most comfortable hybrid mattress on the market will give you the perfect environment for optimum sleep.

First: Accept the fact that there will be a few late nights pulled in honor of the wedding. Second: Apply a few of our favorite beauty rest tips to your nightly routine. Third: If all else fails, remind yourself the honeymoon is coming… 😉

beauty rest

Take a bath // It’s simple, but can be incredibly luxurious and relaxing (If you don’t have a tub, a hot shower will do!). Light a candle. Add a few drops of essential oil (our choice: eucalyptus or lavender) and a scoop of coconut oil (great for your skin). Breathe deeply. Be sure to wrap yourself up in your fluffiest towel-a key to feeling indulgent!

Create a “no electronics” zone // The blue light emitted by screens reduces melatonin aka the “sleep hormone.” Instead of engaging with the endless scroll, make your bedroom a tech-free haven. Buy yourself that book you’ve been dying to read. Do a few stretches. You could even take up yoga as it’s a great way to improve your physical and mental health. At first, you might need some guidance on how to go about achieving those typical, tricky yoga poses. So, book yoga classes at your local gym in order to learn the basics, then incorporate them into your normal bedtime routine to aid relaxation. You won’t miss the social networking-promise.

Find a comfy mattress // Look, if you’re sleeping on a mattress that’s harder than a rock, you’re probably going to wake up looking like one – disaster! This is not something you should take lying down (excuse the pun)! We all deserve a comfortable night’s sleep but this is totally dependant on the kind of mattress you choose to lay your head on. There’s a wealth of information on the web including articles and reviews that can help you make an informed decision on your next mattress purchase. See here for some of the best-rated ones right now – bestmattress-reviews.org/best-online-mattress.

Drink something warm // There’s something so comforting about a cup of hot tea. We love something herbal like peppermint or Edible Beauty’s Sleeping Beauty blend, which has been formulated specifically to calm your mind and beautify your skin.

Black it out // Because blackout curtains seem like a big commitment (and aren’t always the most aesthetically pleasing), use an eye mask instead. (Bonus: you’ll look so chic.)

Write down your worries // We know: it feels impossible to stop your mind while planning. It may seem counterintuitive, but we’ve found writing everything down is incredibly helpful. Jot down every single thing that’s stressing you out; as you’re writing, picture each item leaving your brain (and responsibility) for the night.

Apply an aromatic oil // This past weekend, we massaged a bit of Uma’s Pure Rest Wellness Oil into the bottoms of our feet and temples as we settled in (not really believing it would help, TBH). Seemingly two minutes later, we opened our eyes to find it was morning…! There are other ways to use oils to help you to drift off too. Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for around 20 minutes. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health and whiten your teeth, but also to boost your overall health which might help you to enjoy a better quality of sleep. Just remember to schedule regular checkups with a Dentist in New York too. Although oil pulling can be relaxing, it is not a substitute for an appointment with your dentist where maintaining your oral health is concerned.

Sleep on silk // Even if you don’t get eight hours of shuteye, rid yourself of those telltale sleep lines with a silk pillowcase. Not only is it a must-have for those of us who like to sleep with our faces in the pillow (guilty), but it’s also a great way to preserve your blowout.

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