Mental Wellness Self Care

Tips for Better Sleep

Crowdsourced tips from FabAve readers to promote better sleep.


Am I the only one that’s guilty of some disruptive sleep habits, i.e. scrolling through my phone right before bed or late-night snacking? While I go to bed rather early (9:30 p.m. on the dot), I’m not always the best at setting myself up for a good night’s rest. I’ve shared before that one of the signs you need to slow down is lack of sleep. But I’ve learned, the hard way I might add, that the first step in taking care of your mental wellness (#selfcare) is making sure you’re getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

One of the things I’ve started doing for better rest is not logging into social media 30 minutes before bed. I’ve also started taking a hot cup of Natural Calm, and sometimes if I really need it, I take the sleeping aid ZzzQuil.


I recently posted on Instagram asking about some of your ‘before bed’ rituals. Y’all came through with your traditions. Here are all of your suggestions:

  • Cool room
  • Supportive pillow
  • No screens 20 min before bed
  • Tell spouse, “I’m winding down for the night” so they lower their voice volume
  • Dim lights in bedroom + set up book and water on the nightstand
  • “I swear by taking a probiotic and magnesium helps”
  • Dry brushing and Gua Shua
  • Massage feet with oils
  • Weighted blanket
  • Using an eye mask

And if you’re a new mom looking for help to sleep train your baby, I shared some tips that may help. Read the post here.

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