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Five tips to improve your sleep

We're all about helping you find healthy habits to create healthy minds, which means we care about your sleep. It’s important to get enough rest, not only so that you can tackle the day feeling refreshed and energized but also because, according to MUD\WTR’s sleep advisor, neuroscientist Jeffrey Durmer, MD, Ph.D., it’s crucial to your health.

With over one-third of adults being chronically underslept, there’s been a corresponding rise in cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, diabetes, obesity, mental health issues, and immune and oncologic diseases. That's why we've put together these five tips to help you get the best sleep of your life.

Tip #1: Consistently go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day.

Okay, we know this sounds like something your grandma would tell you, but trust us on this one. Your body loves routine and it's way easier to fall asleep when your internal clock is in sync. Even after a night of crappy sleep, get up at the usual time and don’t nap later in the day.

Tip #2: In the hour before bed, dim half of your lights and stay away from electronic screens.

We know, we know. You love scrolling through Instagram and watching TikToks before bed. But trust us, your brain needs a break from all the stimulation. Instead, try reading a book, meditating or journaling. And dimming the lights can help signal to your brain that it's time to wind down.

Tip #3: Cut caffeine—especially in the afternoon.

If you're having trouble sleeping, it might be time to cut back on caffeine. Try our :rise Cacao or :rise Matcha for sustainable energy and focus instead of that pot of coffee. And if you absolutely can’t resist that afternoon cup, go for our caffeine-free :balance Turmeric. It will support you throughout the day without messin’ with the night. Your taste buds will thank you and so will your sleep schedule.

Tip #4: Get more natural light.

Your body's internal clock is heavily influenced by the amount of light you're exposed to. Try to get some natural light during the day by walking outside or watching the sunset at night. This will help regulate your sleep-wake cycle and make it easier to fall asleep at night.

Tip #5: Develop a nighttime routine to wind down.

We're creatures of habit and having a nighttime routine can help signal to your body that it's time to relax. Try taking a warm bath or shower or doing some light stretching. We recommend a mug of :rest Rooibos and gratitude journaling, but you do you. Whatever helps you relax and unwind. 

We know it's easier said than done, but we believe in you.

Sleep tight!

The rest is yet to come.

With a blend of rooibos tea, spices and adaptogens like reishi, valerian root, chamomile, and ashwagandha, :rest Rooibos helps you relax, unwind and recharge.