The Calming Sleep Routine Samantha Jade Swears By to Wake Up Refreshed at 4am
Welcome to Bedtime Stories, an interview series where we ask inspiring individuals to share their nighttime routine and sleep secrets – from the beauty products they can’t live without to the tricks they swear by when they’re too tired to function (no coffee needed). For this installment, award-winning Australian singer, songwriter and actress Samantha Jade, reveals the simple bedtime routine she swears by that leaves her feeling refreshed when she wakes up at 4am.
It's easy to get caught up and stressed when you're constantly chasing deadlines, ticking off chores and trying to maintain a social life, all while eating well and somehow fitting in exercise. Amongst all this, it can be impossible to find time for self-care. However, if we've learned anything from our Bedtime Stories series it's that prioritising sleep every night is the single most important thing you can do for your overall health - and Samantha Jade is a prime example of this.
The award-winning Australian singer, songwriter and actress is constantly on the go and in the public eye, which demands her utmost attention every day from as early as 4am until the second her head hits the pillow at night. So, how does she manage to stay energised and maintain that buoyant personality she's known for? It all comes down to her nighttime routine.
Here, Bed Threads Journal sat down with the inspirational power woman where she reveals the simple and incredibly calming sleep routine she swears by that allows her to wake up feeling refreshed and motivated to take on any challenge.
Hi Samantha! Welcome to Bedtime Stories. Can you walk us through your bedtime routine?
I have an ever-changing schedule, which demands my utmost attention throughout all hours (this calls for both early mornings and late nights), so an early night is otherwise known as a luxury. Given this, my bedtime always changes but I usually hit the pillow around 11pm to midnight.
I like to start my night routine with a warm shower, followed by washing the day away from my face and applying my layered skincare routine. After this, I always make my sleepy tea to unwind with my lavender oil diffuser on to produce the ambiance.
What sleep or beauty products do you swear by that you won’t go a night without?
I love my beauty products. I’m absolutely in love with my Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. I use this sparingly every night to ensure sure my lips stay moist, plump and hydrated – it’s simply a must. I also swear by my trusty Du'It Tough Hands hand lotion to keep my hands soft; it's a real game-changer in winter to help keep my hands moisturised.
What is your solution for those nights you simply can’t nod off to sleep?
I finally found a routine that works seamlessly on those nights where sleep is somewhat ‘difficult.’ Being in the entertainment industry demands a good night's rest to restore and repair for the day ahead, and even more importantly, to be my best version every day. So finding even the smallest of ways to drift off to sleep is paramount.
When those nights arise, I head straight to the Headspace app to de-stress and relax. This really helps me unwind and lull to sleep. I also love the '432 Hz Miracle Sleep Tones' on Spotify. It’s my little relaxing miracle that puts me straight to sleep with a beautiful tune.
What time does your alarm go off in the morning?
I try to be consistent by waking up at the same time to establish a well-rested sleep routine - unless my schedule demands otherwise (especially when performing)! When I’m on the road, these hours can change, which I’m always prepared for, too.
Typically when I’m at home in Sydney, I set my alarm for 8am every morning, but this always depends on the day, my schedule and the particular events I have on. I sometimes have to wake up at 4am, but for these mornings coffee always helps!
What are three things (besides coffee) that help when you’re too tired to function?
Overall health and wellbeing are so important to me, so I choose to take Goli Ashwaganda gummies (an ancient medicinal herb with multiple health benefits) to relax and destress, which helps increase my likelihood of getting a better night’s sleep. I also really like JSHealth Hair and Energy Vitamins - they provide me with that additional boost of energy I seek.
If I’m feeling exhausted from my busy schedule, I’ll try and tie in a quick workout when I’m free, which makes me feel energised and rejuvenated. I always feel so much better after working out when tired.
What do you normally eat for breakfast to kick start your day?
My breakfast changes depending on what I have planned for the day but I tend to survive on coffee until lunchtime. If time allows, I’ll opt for my trusted yoghurt, granola and fruit (always a favourite and equally as delicious) or if I’m going out for breakfast, I’ll opt for either avocado on toast or corn fritters with chilli. Yum!
For more from Samantha, follow her on Instagram @samanthajade.
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