Tired of Counting Sheep? Here Are 4 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

There are big things that make us happy (such as Instagram-worthy beach vacations and pricey spa treatments), but it's the small things that keep us sane and smiling on a daily basis. We're partnering with Clinique on a new series to help you look and feel your best every day. Check back each week for ways to take your life from good to great, whether that means finding a foundation that boosts your confidence (try Clinique Even Better Glow™ Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15) or learning how to eat more mindfully. This week, we're sharing how to improve your nighttime routine.

There’s nothing worse than climbing into bed after an exhausting day only to have trouble actually falling asleep. Why is it that our minds start to race at the exact moment our heads hit the pillow? While we may not be able to solve this mystery just yet, there are several ways to improve your nighttime routine so you feel more zen before closing your eyes each night—and we learned them from the experts. One of our favorite techniques is using essential oils, and there’s a reason it works… “It creates an ambience that turns our rooms into welcoming, cozy environments,” explains aromatherapy expert Andrea Butje.

Ready to start yawning? Discover all of our favorite expert-approved tips for unwinding, and prepare to have your best night’s sleep yet.


Ready to make your life even better? Check back next week for more tips—and in the meantime, shop the Clinique products that’ll improve your makeup routine every time.

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