Set the Mood
Get your brain ready for sleep. Turn off your main light, and turn on your lamp instead. When you dim the lights around the same time every night, your brain will be trained into knowing when it’s time for sleep.
Let the Scent Fill the Room
Whether you have an electric diffuser, or candle, choose a subtle and calming scent to fill your room. My newest favourite is the Lavender & Chamomile Candle* from Wax Lyrical in collaboration with Silentnight. It is a beautiful scent with floral notes. Essential oils are associated with relaxation, and helping your brain to attach a certain scent to bedtime, can help you feel drowsy in no time.
Duvets for Days
Pick a duvet that’s appropriate for the current season you’re in. The higher the tog of your duvet, the warmer it is. It’s also very important to pick pillows that are suited to the way you sleep to help support your neck. I personally have a bed littered with different types of pillows from thick to thin ones. However, my current favourite is ‘The Perfect Pillow*’ by Silentnight. You can combine 3 layers of pillows of different softness in 7 ways to create your perfect pillow.
Float Away on Cloud 9
To get the best night’s sleep, it’s absolutely essential that you pick a mattress that suits your sleeping style. I think people tend to forget the importance of picking a bed that is perfect for you. The best suited mattress will help to support your spine and neck while you sleep. This is so important in ensuring you give your body the love it deserves as you snooze the night away. If you want to learn more about picking the mattress that is best for you, click here.
Send Yourself to Dream World
In a world where our phones are our biggest distraction, we need to learn to let it go at night time. When it hits 8pm, you should turn your phone on ‘Night Shift’ mode if it’s possible. It makes the world of difference, as smartphones tend to emit blue light. This blue light can actually confuse your brain into thinking that it is still daylight. So, making this switch can actually improve your sleep. Better still, leave your phone downstairs when you sleep, so you don’t get distracted by it. Grab that book that has been gathering dust on your shelf and flick through that rather than social media.