Having trouble sleeping? What a nightmare… Find out how to get a good night’s sleep.
There’s nothing worse than feeling the morning creep ever closer, as you try your best to drift off. During the winter months in particular, thanks to a confusing combination of celebrations and routine re-calibrations, figuring out how to get a good night’s sleep can be a tricky business.
To help our sleepiest customers get the good night’s sleep they deserve, we’ve put together a slumber-inducing guide to finding dreamland.
Just a few changes to your routine will have you drifting off into the night before you can say ‘It was all a dream’…
How to get a good night’s sleep | 5 steps to dreamland
1. Switch to decaf drinks before 2:30 pm
Tasty habits die hard, it’s true, but sacking off coffee and caffeinated beverages (including black and green tea) is vital. There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning at 2am just cus you had a gingerbread latte at 5pm. Added bonus – drinking less coffee will also reduce your anxiety levels.
2. Have a hot bath
Having a bath around 90 minutes before you go to bed isn’t just relaxing, it’s also a great way to regulate and reduce your body temperature, signalling that it’s time for bed. Gently wash using our såpa Body Bar infused with organic lavender. Add a couple of fräsa Lavender Bath Fizzers for a mind and body soothing soak.
3. Encourage good circulation
Try a breathing exercise, like diaphragmatic breathing. It’ll help to reduce your anxiety levels, while encouraging healthy blood flow. Softly cleanse your complexion with our lavender infused kÿra Gentle Face Wash and get into the habit of moisturising your body before bed. We recommend our öljy Moisturising Dry Oil – Relax + Unwind, infused with lavender and rich in ceramides.
4. Lower the lights and put your phone away
At our core, we are very basic animals. If you’ve got the big light on and you’re still scrolling through your blue-lit phone screen right before bed, your brain will stay in awake mode for longer, because it thinks it’s still daytime.
Try reading a book or listening to a podcast instead.
5. Embrace the power of natural ingredients
Our favourite slumber-inducing ingredients include lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang. They are all proven to reduce stress levels and the activity of the nervous system in general. Our sömn Relaxing Sleep Mist is infused with all three of these herbal treats. Spray a little onto your pillow before bed.
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