If you are like many brides, you wonder if you will be able to sleep the night before your wedding or if you will lay in bed and toss and turn all night. Following some simple tips can help you get a great night’s rest the night before you say “I do.”
Set a Routine
In the months leading up to your wedding, establish a bedtime and stick to it. That way, your body naturally knows when it is time to go to sleep.
Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
You should limit alcohol to no more than two drinks the night before your wedding. Finish both of those drinks at least three hours before you plan to go to bed. Additionally, avoid drinking caffeine until you have been up for at least 90 minutes, and do not drink any caffeine after 2 PM.
Early in the day on the day before you marry your best friend, set aside some time to get some exercise. You should aim to get your heart rate to an aerobic level for at least 30 minutes. Make sure, however, that you do not exercise for at least three hours before bedtime. Exercising outside is beneficial because your body will naturally sense the difference between the bright daylight and your dimmer nighttime environment.
Meditation is a great way to relax before bedtime. Start by getting comfortable in your bed. Then, take five big breaths in through your nose and release them through your mouth. Then, focus all your attention on one thing in the room. Turn on a meditation app and do as the instructor suggests until you fall asleep. Practicing this technique in the days filled with pre-wedding stress can help your body learn to relax at night.
Use Essential Oils
You may want to try some essential oils in a diffuser. Researchers found that blending essential oils were more effective than relying on a single one alone. You can easily make your own sleep time essential oil blend by combining lavender, which has been shown to help reduce anxiety with vanilla that helps stop stress and jasmine that not only promotes getting a good night’s sleep but that can help you feel more energetic on your wedding day.
Eat Sleep-promoting Foods
Many foods can help you get a good night’s rest on the day before your wedding. If you are in charge of picking out the rehearsal dinner place, consider choosing one that has a salad bar filled with sleep-promoting fruits and vegetables, including cherries, bananas, pineapple, oranges, carrots, and tomatoes. You may also want to look for one that serves either turkey or healthy fish as both will help you get a great night’s rest.
Choose Your Mattress
It would help if you slept on a good mattress where you have lots of room to spread out on the night before your wedding. Many brides find that they love sleeping on a California King mattress, and it gives them plenty of room to still sleep the next day when your new husband is in bed with you.
Following these tips helps you get a good night’s sleep before your wedding day. Then, you will feel rested and look even more radiant at your wedding ceremony.