I thought this would be a useful article on how to ensure your pre-wedding jotters don’t get the best of you. The article below was written by Alicia Sanchez is a researcher for the sleep science hub Tuck.com specially for our happy couples. Remember a restful night of sleep before your wedding day will help your skin be at it’s best.
How to Prepare for Pre-Wedding Jitters and Make Sure You Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Planning your wedding involves a lot of moving pieces. In order to make sure that you are one of those moving pieces, you will need to do everything that you can to get a good night’s sleep as often as possible during the planning process.
You’ll feel much more refreshed and ready to take on your marital duties if you’ve had enough sleep. With that in mind, here are some tips for you to set yourself up for success and to have the most magical wedding day possible.
Bring The Comforts of Home With You
If you’re going to be traveling for your wedding, plan to bring some of your bedroom essentials with you. If there’s a particular pillow that you sleep with every night or you use a white noise machine, make sure that you bring them with you for your travels. You find yourself being incredibly anxious, it might be worth purchasing a weighted blanket to ground you. This will make you feel like you’re right at home even when you aren’t.
Turn off the Electronics
Electronics like our phones and computers emit blue spectrum light, which tells our brains to wake up and pay attention to what our eyes are looking at. This is helpful during the day, but at night it can delay your circadian rhythm by 3 to 4 hours
If you must use electronics before bed, turn on night shift mode or use a pair of glasses that have amber lenses to block the blue light that is so harmful to your circadian rhythm. You should also resist the urge to check your phone in the middle of the night to avoid the stress of having to deal with whatever is on the screen.
Plan Strategic Naps
If you know you have a lot going on and have struggled to sleep, try planning for some caffeine and a short nap in the early afternoon to kickstart your attitude and energize you for the rest of the day. Keep the nap between 30 and 90 minutes for the best results.
Start A Daily Exercise and Meditation Routine
The earlier you start a light daily exercise routine, the better off you will be. Especially if that exercise includes a little bit of meditation. You know that you tend to get restless before bed, plan to do your exercise, like yoga or a long walk, about three or four hours before you plan to go to bed. This gives you time to come down from the endorphin rush that comes with exercise.