in need of sleep.

how are y’all sleeping these days? it’s saturday and as i write this it’s just been announced that joe biden is our president-elect and for that, i m eternally grateful and expect my sleeping patterns to improve. because with everything in the news these past few months, i have been having weird nightmares, waking up in the middle of the night way too often, and just generally having a hard time falling asleep with my mind whirling with thoughts. so i’ve been trying really hard to remedy this — with a few tips i’ve read about recently that i thought i might share with you should this be the case with you, too.

in need of sleep.

first off, i’ve started sleeping with a fan on for the white noise, but also because i like my room kept cool so i can bury myself deep beneath my duvet covers. i also listen to a gentle waves soundtrack i found on Spotify. i couldn’t find one that plays long enough to help me fall asleep so i literally just added the ‘waves’ to this soundtrack over and over so i can listen on repeat. i know there are apps for this but the price adds up and this was essentially free with my spotify membership. what else? i wear an eye mask, my duvet & sheets are super soft, and i started taking Hum’s Beauty zzZz Sleep Aid before bed. i’ve banned the ipad for reading in bed — real books only, which i read with a small rechargeable book light and lots of candlelight. i’m hoping this new routine will settle my mind. and of course, last but not least design-wise, i’m keeping my bedroom as minimal, zen and simple as can be. here are some more soothing bedrooms that might inspire better sleep. here’s to lots of zzzzz’s.

in need of sleep.

in need of sleep.

small modern bedroom with white walls, wall art and white bedding. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room with feminine, zen vibe and white sofa with pink throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern bedroom with wood platform bed, oversized framed art, and neutral bedding. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring imagery and home decor with serene vibe. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with white double shutters inside the windows. / sfgirlbybay

serene modern bedroom with pale pink linen duvet, neutral area rug, sheer lantern and white curtains. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with small wood side table cabinet and polkdot throw pillow on white bed. / sfgirlbybay

all white bedroom with black floor lamp and lucite coffee table. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior with wood floors and floor to ceiling white drapery. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bedroom with linen bedding and floral wall tapestry. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: my day with; MARNIE HAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY; vt wonen; @sharonradisch; elle decor; fox and june; @mamoesjka_nl; parachute box pattern blanket; leigh & lou; Large Seascape art print from Rivulet Photography; in bed store; milk magazine; coco lapine; fox and june; sleepy hollow; coco lapine design; @lachambreparis; usor tumblr; usor tumblr; @lachambreparis; italian bark; remodelista; local milk; remodelista; sightunseen@fizzm; coco lapine design.

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