5 Tips to get a better night’s sleep naturally
Life in 2022 is busier than ever, which means that finding the time to wind down and invest in self-care is more important than ever. It is so difficult to switch off, both ourselves and our phones. That screen-time continually increases with gathering pace and we find ourselves asking ‘is it that time already?’
Did you know that around half the population struggle with stress-induced sleep problems? With this in mind, we have put together our top tips to help you get a better night’s sleep naturally. Let’s stop tossing, turning and endlessly counting sheep. Let’s get some proper shut-eye.
- Reduce blue light exposure in the evenings
Yes…that means your phone. The blue light from your phone screen is counter-productive for your sleep routine. Blue light has an affect on your alertness, meaning that it’s keeping you awake, not chilling you out. So that 11pm scroll through Instagram has got to go.
- Reduce your daily caffeine intake
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give up that all-important, early morning cup of joe. But drinking caffeine later in the day gives you a boost of energy that makes it difficult to wind down.
- Optimize your bedroom environment
Tidy bedroom, tidy mind. Make your space the picture of serenity. Make sure before you go to bed the dreaded chair that houses that day’s clothes is clear, the mug that contained your last cup of tea for the day is cleaned up and the lighting is warm and inviting. Never underestimate the power of fragrance. Our 100% natural soy wax candles are the perfect source of natural aromatherapy. Try our Relax & Unwind candle to create a bubble of relaxation that shields you from the chaos of life.
- Consistency is key
Try to keep your sleep routine as consistent as possible. We’re all about working hard and playing hard, so late-night Saturday drinks with the girls is in no way off the table. But where possible, getting to bed at around the same time every night, and waking up around the same time every morning should help you fall into a natural routine.
- Start a pre-sleep routine
For some people, this might be a skincare routine. A ten-minute shot of self-love is the best way to unwind before bed. So, whether you’re a skincare minimalist or maximalist, make your skincare routine a part of your own love language. For that luxurious feeling, try our Secret Skin range for moisturised and happier skin.
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