A woman’s bedside table is a sacred space where she can unwind, relax and prepare for a good night’s sleep. But, let’s be honest, it’s a small space that can quickly become cluttered and chaotic. Fear not! We have put together a list of must-haves for your bedside table that will keep you organised and ensure you have a peaceful sleep.
A good book
Reading before bed is a great way to shift your focus from the stresses of the day to a more peaceful and relaxing state. Choose a book or magazine that you find interesting and enjoyable to read and keep it nearby, on your bedside table.
Hand cream and lip balm
Keep a good quality hand cream and lip balm on your bedside table to keep your hands moisturised and your lips soft and supple. Dry lips and hands can be uncomfortable and even painful, so choose a non-greasy cream and balm that are made with natural ingredients, and have a pleasant sent. You can’t go wrong!
Water bottle or glass
Staying hydrated is important for overall health, but it’s especially important before bedtime. Keep a water bottle or glass on your bedside table to sip on throughout the night. You can even add a slice of lemon or cucumber to make jazz up your drink. You should have a fresh glass daily.
It’s always a good idea to keep a box of tissues nearby, especially during allergy season. Choose a soft tissue that won’t irritate your nose and keep the box on your bedside table for easy access.
Writing in a journal before bedtime can be a great way to clear your mind and release any worries or stress. It’s a great way to reflect on your day and set intentions for the next day. Choose a journal that speaks to you and that you enjoy writing in. Keep a pen nearby!
Essential oils can have a calming effect on the body and mind. Keep a small bottle of lavender or chamomile oil on your bedside table and add a few drops to your pillow before bedtime. It can help to relax you and promote a peaceful night’s sleep.
Other bedside must-haves include a lamp, daily affirmation cards, a candle, fresh flowers, a trinket tray for your earrings, a framed picture and a docking station for multiple charging devices. But remember, don’t over-clutter your bedside table. Choose what is essential for you.
Don’t forget to wipe down your nightstand regularly with disinfectant wipes, especially during cold and flu season. A clean, peaceful and restful environment will help you to get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.
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