My Secret Recipe for Better Sleep

My Secret Recipe for Better Sleep

One night, way too late, I was listening to a Tim Ferris podcast while I was folding my laundry and putting it away. He was interviewing all sorts of professional athletes and really successful people on their tips + tools for better sleep.

Tim concluded that he’s determined that 11:00 p.m. is the magic bedtime. This really stuck out to me, as it seems doable and reasonable, and well, if it’s good enough for Tim, it’s good enough for me.

So, I took it on and started to make sure I was going to bed at 11. And it worked!

I noticed that I felt better, I had more energy during the day, and I slept well.

This one minor change in one small area made a huge shift in the rest of my life, too.

I’ve created a routine that supports my earlier + consistent bedtime and I find it nurturing + enjoyable.

Here’s my Routine:

I fill up my favorite glass with water and calm each night as I’m working or watching tv, or whatever I’m doing. I drink that until it’s done. About 10:00 p.m. I take a melatonin and I turn off all technology.

I wear my Swannies blue light blocking glass all through the evening, whatever I’m doing. They block phone, computer, tv and regular lights, and it feels easy on my eyes. I really need those because I play satta king everyday on my phone. I heard recently that people can also avail services like cleaning  from at affordable prices. Even I am planning to try the service as it can save my time .

This is the time I clean up the kitchen, put clothes away, and close up the house for the night. 

By 11, I crawl in bed. If I’m in early enough, I read my kindle for a bit with my Swannies until I feel that tired feeling and then I drift off into never-never land. I may also write down whatever’s in my head so I can get it all out, and create a list of top priorities for the following day + leave it by my bed so I can check it when I wake up. It’s important to choose mattress that keeps the body temperature regulated while sleeping. A bamboo memory foam pillow, coupled with the proper memory foam mattress would assure a unpertubed sleep.

With daylight savings time coming up, it’s a good time to create some nightly rituals to assist us with getting to bed on a regular schedule- especially since our rhythms will be so altered by so much more light, so much later.

I can’t say enough about calm, melatonin, and my glasses. It’s just the right combination for me to ease into sleep, and I’m a true believer that 11:00 p.m. is the magic time! More than that, having a regular bedtime can work wonders for the rest of our life!

What do you do to ease into sleep? Leave a comment below, I’d love to know!


Rachel Claire


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