There’s nothing more unproductive than a bad night’s sleep.
We have all been there. You spend the day longing for your bed, only to lay there tossing and turning with a mind full of thoughts when you get there. Looking at the clock you can calculate how many hours you have left until you wake up, which only makes it harder for to fall asleep. It’s a never ending circle.
Sleep is important for so many reasons, not limited to energy, productivity, and overall wellness. It’s essential that you sleep well. But, with nearly a third of the population having trouble with the supposedly easy task, you might find that you need some help.
Watch what you eat
Sugar won’t help, but neither will hunger. Getting the balance right of what to eat before you go to sleep is essential. Slow-digesting carbs (such as porridge, fortified cereal or rice) will be the best sleep-inducing snack. Not only will you fall asleep quicker, but your sleep will be of much higher quality (yay to waking up feeling fresh!).
Try some dream dust
If you’re struggling to sleep and have tried every textbook answer including shutting off technology, trying yoga, working on the feng shui of your room and eating healthy, you might need to try something else. Mix this magical dust in with your nightcap and you’ll feel instantly more sleepy.
Why it works: This dust is crafted from herbs, plants, and minerals and specifically designed to help you fall into a deep sleep when added to milk, tea, or a smoothie it’ll help you relax, and start to feel close to slipping away into dreamland.
Make the most of the daylight
Getting as much air and daylight as possible will make you far more sleepy at night. Ever find that you struggle to sleep after a lazy day? The more you make the most of outside space in the day, the better you will sleep at night.
Try a pillow mist
Aromatherapy certainly helps to relax and de-stress, pillow sprays like thisworks super sleep will help you to embrace a feeling of calm and serenity before you fall asleep.
Why it works: Pillow sprays are fast acting and contain natural oils that will relax and calm you. This dual pillow spray contains lavender which gradually releases aromatherapeutic benefits and wild chamomile which is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Available here.
Be smart with your skincare
Using a night cream is great to help your skin get fresh, soft and supple. But if you struggle with sleep after your nighttime skincare routine, try a serum or an oil that has sleep inducing benefits.
Why it works: Luna Sleeping Oil is formulated to improve the signs of aging, fine lines, uneven texture, dryness, dullness and basically any problem your skin has overnight. Many people say it’s their secret weapon so that people don’t know that their lifestyle doesn’t reflect how good their skin looks. But, since it’s formulated with chamomile essential oils and blue tansy, it has aromatherapy benefits too. The scent is calming, the aroma of blue tansy is a stress and anxiety reliever, too. Available here.
Take ten minutes to give yourself a facial massage
A de-stressing and relaxing routine that will improve circulation and help your skin look amazing is the perfect excuse to chill out and ease your mind. Especially if it’s going one thousand miles an hour. The best way to do this is to get a device that’ll speed up the massage and help you feel seriously relaxed. We love the FOREO for this.
Why it works: The back of your cleansing device is designed for anti-aging facial massages, with the right serum or cream, the T-SONIC pulses and gentle rhythm feels seriously amazing – it’s impossible not to sleep after this. Plus, if you shop now you can get 25% off. Available here.
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