We’ve all been there at least once in our lives, staring at the clock saying 2:30am and sleep feeling very far away from you. There could be a myriad of reasons as to why sleep is escaping you and sometimes noting down a few could be the solution to counting sheep in the early hours. But if you’re looking for a guide to sleeping well, the best sleep aid and simply how to get a good night’s sleep, then you’ve come to the right place.
Create an evening routine
An oldie but classic tip for sleep help is to build out what a relaxing evening looks like for you. It may be sprinkling a few relaxing essential oils in your bath, planting a calming candle or sleep diffuser in your space to work their magic (hint SIESTA FOREVER and KEEP THE PEACE Relaxing Aromatic Candle and Diffuser!) or a series of gentle yoga movements to slowly wind down to. Whatever works for you, steer away from screens, caffeine and alcohol that could stimulate the brain, and plan in a relaxing evening to help you sleep better!
Design your own spa shower or bath
Our motto is all about ‘spa wherever you are’ and that also means your shower or bath! Take essential oils for sleeping like lavender, patchouli and chamomile and you’ll find them across our Peace & Relaxation products to aid in unwinding and sleeping well again.
We’d start with a spritz of QUIETUDE Chill Out & Sleep Well Mist whilst the bath is running or shower is warming up, breathe in the heady relaxing essential oils blend and feel frazzled thoughts ebb away. If you’re in the bath then drizzle in DRIFT AWAY Relaxing Bathing & Massage Oil to bring the scent of the spa to your bathroom, or post-shower lock in hydration and give yourself a good dose of a deep massage with this oil!
‘A good night’s sleep in a jar!”
Lovingly known as REPOSE Relaxing Night Cream, this vitamin-rich night cream is packed with relaxing essential oils so you can sleep well and wake up with youthful, glowing skin by morning! Besides as a great evening moisturiser, we love to massage a generous amount between our palms then cup our hands around our nose and take at least 3 deep belly breaths, or as many as what’s needed. Best to do this just before you go to bed for a mini meditation ritual too.
Write it down
Offloading your worries can help you sleep well as the thoughts, plans and to-do lists for tomorrow aren’t swimming around your brain, keeping it awake and you from sleeping better! A small pad and pen next to your bed serves as a great reminder, divide your pad into areas such as ‘worries’ ‘things to do’ ‘gratitudes’ or however you want to structure your mindless journaling. Either way, how to get a good night’s sleep is greatly improved by learning how to switch off before getting shut eye.
A full body scan
This may take some practice but keep it up and see how natural it becomes before going to sleep. Start at your toes and feet settling them still, focusing on ‘scanning’ each body limb and area as you work your way upwards gradually. Don’t be tempted to skip over any areas and really look at what physical tension you may be holding or even aches and pains you could look at another time. Stick to a full body meditative scan each evening to discover the stress relieving benefits and your new best sleep aid.
Bookmark this blog and take what you need from it to help you relax and sleep better, don’t forget keeping to a good regular routine will train you to sleep better and ultimately feel more relaxed. Browse our Sleep blogs for more inspiration and advice!