I'm not exactly what you would call a morning person. In fact, let me rephrase that – getting out of bed is one of the hardest things I do every day, and it's been that way since I was a kid. No matter how hard I try to turn things around, I tend to blossom around 11 pm, and without mom or dad around to take away my book or turn off the TV, I stay up late far too often. Struggling through a sleepy morning only to stay up late again that night is a vicious cycle, yet many of us find ourselves stuck in the pattern.
While you may be familiar with different exercise routines and eating habits that make for a better night's sleep, something a lot of us don't think about is our environment. A few weeks ago I spent the night with my best friend, who recently redecorated her bedroom. Everywhere I looked were cool, calming blues, seashells, and pictures of the beach. That night, I slept better than I had in weeks! It's the same reason we invest in noise machines that allow us to listen to the sounds of the ocean or jungle when falling asleep – there's just something about nature that gets us relaxed and sleepy.
Maybe it hearkens back to a time when our ancestors lived more closely with the Earth, but whatever the case, this next DIY can make even the plainest of bedrooms much cozier. It's brought to us by Household Hacker, a man who knows a thing or two about sleep hacks. For the project, you'll need a few things you probably already have lying around the house, including an empty plastic water bottle, some cotton, Christmas lights, and hot glue.
In just 15-20 minutes, you'll have something pretty to relax you on those sleepless nights or lazy mornings.
H/T: Household Hacker