This post was written in partnership with Target. All opinions and views are my own.
Life lately has been a bit more high stress than most of us are used to. From the never ending chaotic news cycle to just the day to day stress of life being very different than our usual schedules. For me, it’s made sleeping a bit more difficult too. Sure, I still keep my phone in the other room which is a BIG help. And can’t recommend that little change enough. But having a nice calming nighttime routine is also key for me for setting myself up for the best sleep.
A Calming Nighttime Routine
Coming up with a nighttime routine can help to get you ready for bed and a more restful sleep. All things that are good for your overall wellbeing. You’ll feel more rested and wake up ready to take on the day. It’s also great for your mood.
My evening routine is not usually consistent. Sometimes I’ll wash my face, sometimes I won’t, sometimes I spend too much time on my phone before crawling into bed. Sleep is so important to overall wellbeing that it can be so essential to have a consistent nighttime routine that’s calming and gets you ready for a good nights sleep. I’m aiming to be better and sharing some ways I plan on making this routine easier to stick to. Here are a few ways I’m elevating my nighttime routine for better sleep.
Take A Hot Shower Or Bath
I’m not a bath person (my bath isn’t even big enough for me to lounge in it) so a hot shower before bed can really get me excited for cozy pajamas and crawling into bed. I recently upgraded my bathroom with the Casaluna waffle shower curtain, oversized bath mat and these incredibly fluffy and absorbent Casaluna bath towels. It just makes your shower or bath experience a bit more luxurious.
the best towels!
I personally updated all my towels over the summer to the Casaluna organic bath towels and have been LOVING them. I have a mix of white and grey, and also use the hand towels and washcloths to wash my face with too. The quality is superior to the designer hotel inspired towels I had from college. Plus, they come in 8 colors so you can mix and match and coordinate with your personal style. One question I got often when I shared these on Instagram was if they’re absorbent; and they are!
A calming scent in your bathroom or bedroom can also help to create the perfect setting for a good night’s sleep. Out of all the scents from the new Casaluna collection, I love the Clarity one. With notes of bergamot, grapefruit and ginger oils it gives off a fresh, crisp scent. I went a little crazy and bought the candle, room spray AND the oil diffuser. Anytime I walk through my bathroom it smells so good. Plus, it looks pretty on my shelves! And lighting a few candles when taking a bath is like heaven. Gah, how I wish I had a big soaking tub!
Read Before Bed
Cozy up in a blanket and do a little reading before bed. It can help get you a little sleepy which can make falling asleep much easier. Plus, you’ll slowly chip away at reading all those great books! This hand knit blanket is perfect for just that! There’s something so cozy and calming with curling up into a blanket with a good book. Also great to drape across your couch too for couch naps, my favorite!
Use An Eyemask
To ensure you get a good nights sleep one of my BEST tips is to sleep with an eyemask. It helps to not only keep things blacked out, but it also keeps your eyes shut. I feel like when I roll over without an eye mask on, I’m more likely to open my eyes and keep them open. Look around for Pork, turn on the TV, and so on. The eyemask almost forces you to keep your eyes shut. The Casaluna silk eye mask is so silky soft and comes in a few fun colors. A note on sizing for this eye mask, it runs a little small.
Where To Shop The Casaluna Collection
All of these products from towels to blankets, eyemask, and even bath mat, are part of the new Casaluna line that’s now available exclusively at Target. This collection launched a few months back in stores and online. The high quality products at a great price is exactly what you would expect with a Target brand. The towels are thick, fluffy and absorbent. The blankets are soft and cozy and the scents and fragrances are divine. Easily shop in-store or online to elevate your nighttime routine.
Shop The Casaluna Collection
Photos by Hannah Lozano