Published on August 25, 2019

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We spend a third of our lives asleep—that means our bedroom is the most lived-in space in our homes. It’s the room where we start and end our days, and that’s why the rituals that happen there are extra-important. In The Wind Down, we’ll be exploring the nighttime routines of people we admire and taking their advice to make the moments just before bed feel our best.

In Jules Miller’s mind, there’s pretty much nothing more important than listening to your body. After all, that’s the foundational thought behind her wellness company, The Nue Co. Offering specialized supplements for gut health, energy, sleep, and stress, the brand is all about figuring out what you need to feel your best. For Miller, that means a solid eight hours of sleep every night.

Even with her busy schedule, the wellness expert keeps a strict bedtime schedule so she can wind down gradually. A few sleep aids, a natural skin-care routine, and a super-dark bedroom all help her hit the hay with total ease. Here’s how she does it.

Happy hour: I start getting ready for bed at around 9:30 p.m. I’m pretty strict with this, since I aim for eight hours of sleep a night. I’m fine with the occasional night when I get less, but it catches up with me after a few days straight. 

Skin saviors: I change my skin-care routine every couple of months. At the moment I’m using Pai Rosehip Cleansing Oil, Tata Harper Hydrating Floral EssencePai Rosehip Oil, and our Topical C mixed in with Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream.

Gentle sips: I don’t drink or eat anything before bed as it disturbs my sleep—only water for me. I will have our Debloat Food + Prebiotic in warm water after dinner if I have an upset stomach or a rich meal. It’s the fastest way to relieve an uncomfortable stomach—and it tastes delicious. 

Aromatherapy: I use the Aromatic Stress Treatment by Tata Harper. It’s a blend of natural essential oils like bergamot, neroli, and sandalwood, which is really nice in the evening. I also use our Functional Fragrance. It’s an anti-stress supplement in the form of a fragrance and includes scents that promote calmness. Diptyque candles are also a favorite; I’m currently burning the Figuier candle.

TV time: I’m really into documentaries, usually anything about current events. If I really need to switch off and not “learn anything,” I’ll watch some trash TV like Love Island, but I’m not a big TV person and usually only tune in for a couple of hours a week. 

Pajama party: My summer staples are the shorts and tops by Lunya—they’re super-comfy. They’re 100 percent silk and breathable. When it’s winter, sweats are my go-to. I’ll wear a Nike tracksuit with cashmere socks. 

Log off: I usually put my phone on silent and plug it in across the room from me. I’m not big on social media in the evenings. 

Well read: I read a lot of industry news and tend to stick to nonfiction when it comes to books. I’m currently reading The Book of Joy.

Little helpers: I take our Sleep Drops and Magnesium Ease without fail every night. Our Magnesium Ease comes as a spray and absorbs into the skin really easily. I rub it into any areas of tension and find the arnica oil leaves my skin silky—plus the lavender smells great. Our Sleep Drops are honestly a game changer and include natural ingredients to help you drift off to sleep, but the best thing is there’s no next-morning fog or drowsiness—you just feel well rested! I also wear a silk eye mask by Lunya.

Lights off: Our bedroom is very, very dark. My partner was a professional rugby player and his coach always said that you could only get proper rest in total darkness. We keep the lighting dim, and I usually have a candle burning.

The best bed: I use white sheets by the White Company, plus a duvet. My partner and I both have two pillows each, but my favorite thing about my bed is our French bulldog, Lola. I know you shouldn’t let your dog sleep in your bed, but after they’ve done it once, you can’t kick them out.

Be prepared: I prep my clothes so everything is ready for me to get going. I’m up at around 6 a.m.—I don’t like rushing and I like having some time for myself. This usually means I’m catching up on emails at my local coffee shop before going into work at 9.

Lights-out by 10:30 p.m.!

See more nighttime routines:
Taryn Toomey’s Nighttime Routine Is Totally Tech-Free
The Girls’ Night In Founder’s Nighttime Routine Is All About Self-Care
Chef Sophia Roe’s Nighttime Routine Starts at 6:30 p.m.

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