Before you climb in bed, make sure you set yourself up for some quality Zzzs. Revamp your nightly routine with these sustainable nightly rituals.
Turn the (blue) lights off.
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We’re right there with you when it comes to some must-see shows, but we try our very best to turn our (TV, phone, computer, etc) screens off at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Not only does this save energy, it will also give your brain time to wind down so that you sleep extra sound. p.s. Reading before bed’s not bad either!
Cap it off.
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Hot water and lemon is probably the most eco- and health-friendly way to wind down after a long day, but if you do plan on tucking yourself in after a true nightcap, make sure you choose organic wine or booze. Not only is it better for the environment, you’ll also avoid ingesting chemicals and according to some, you could avoid feeling hungover!
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Up your toothbrushing game with natural products. We love Brush With Bamboo, a 100% plant-based toothbrush. In the United States alone it is estimated that between 850 million to over a billion toothbrushes, representing more than 50 million pounds of waste, are discarded and end up in landfills every single year. These plastic brushes are not biodegradable and can cause serious harm to wildlife on land and at sea when plastic debris lands outside of a landfill. Top your toothbrush off with some organic toothpaste, like Dr. Bronner’s, for the ultimate #cleanroutine.
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The optimal sleeping temperature is somewhere between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Temps in this range cause a drop in your core body temperature that initiates sleepiness, say sleep experts. Worried you’ll be too cold to crawl out of the covers come morning? Treat yourself to a new pair of cozy slippers or a warm robe and leave them at the foot of the bed.
Rest and renew.
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Tuck yourself in and rest assured that you’re sleeping sustainable with 100% organic cotton sheets and warm, cozy bedding. We spend about a third of our life in bed, so it’s extra important to make sure that bed is a toxin-free, healthy space that has low impact on our bodies and the environment.
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