I find that during the colder months is when I need the most sleep, especially in the run up to Christmas when everything gets a little busier and the late nights start to accumulate. I try to get as close to eight hours sleep as possible and allow myself to play a little bit of catch-up by over compensating over the weekend. Theres a handful of tricks I use to really ensure that I get a good nights sleep over just an average one.
Go Tech-free. This is probably the hardest one for me and the thought of two hours, at home, with no phone or laptop almost worries me. Switch it off two hours before bed time and get started with the following.
Fresh Sheets and PJ’s. I feel like this is a strange place to put the actual task of changing your bed but it’s hardly that strenuous and it will give you a chance to adjust to being disconnected from the internet before your bath. Theres something strangely relaxing about clean bed sheets and PJ’s which always seems so much more relaxing. In the last year I upgraded to a goose down duvet and pillow which was life changing, the temperature is always perfect and they’re just that little more comfortable- worth the investment.
A long hot bath. A hot bath is basically like the best hug ever in my opinion, just even more relaxing. I’m not too loyal to bath products but my favourite affordable bath soak is the Radox Soak, which I use almost daily. For something a little more special I am in love with the Neal’s Yard Bath Salts and Aromatherapy Associates Oils but Lush Bath products are also a great affordable option.
Lotions and Potions. After the bath it’s time for more of a pamper, think rich body butters and body oils. Once again it’s Neal’s Yard I’ve been reaching for recently- I love the beauty Concentrate for my face and the L’Occitane Relaxing Massage Body Oil for everywhere else. If you struggle sleeping another great products is the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray which is naturally scented lavender, vetivert and wild camomile which I find really helps relax, de-stress and generally sleep a little better.
After that I am pretty much ready to sleep for a solid eight hours (or ten). I hope this post helps you with a few tips on how to get the best nights sleep.
What do you do to get the perfect nights sleep?