Sleep Tight: 4 steps to a sound sleep
1.BATH AND BED
Lavender is a powerful essential oil that induces relaxation. It has long been used as part of spa treatment menus to relax the mind and the body. Adding a relaxing bath into your bedtime ritual will immediately help you to unwind and give you some well-deserved me time.
2 STICK TO A ROUTINE
As humans we are programmed to follow a lifestyle routine. Sticking to a consistent time you wake up and go to sleep every day will set your body’s internal body clock. Once your body clocks are set you will see an immediate improvement in the quality of your sleep.
3 SNACK SMART
Don’t ditch your midnight snacks. Snacking on foods that are rich in an amino acid called Tryptophan is known to promote restful sleep. Tryptophan can be found in foods such as bananas and granola.
4 DIGITAL DETOX
Avoid watching TV and working on your laptop or phone within two hours of your bedtime. The bright screens of our electronic gadgets disrupt our bodies’ rhythms which reduces our quality of sleep. Try reading a book before you sleep. If your digital gadgets can’t be avoided then turn down the brightness of the screen.
Lay back and unwind in a bath infused with a French Kiss bubble bar from Lush. Burn a sweet smelling Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose candle, and let Westlabs Dead Sea Salt Scrub smooth your skin and relax you with its frankincense and lavender essential oils. Lush’s Peace massage bar is guaranteed to bring you complete peace of mind and beautifully moisturise your skin, while the In Transit Muscle Therapy roll-on will stop aching muscles from keeping you awake.
Pamper tired feet with Softy foot lotion by Lush, then add The White Company’s Pulse Point Oil to your temples or wrists just before you go to sleep for instant calm. The Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter will also help send you off, and de-age your skin as you snooze.