I’m not always the best sleeper, and while I definitely can’t offer to cure anybody’s awful insomnia, there are a few things which help me. With National Sleep Week beginning on 10th March, I thought I’d share what I do to fall (and stay) asleep.
Firstly, I turn my phone off no later than 8pm (I know, I know, it is a bit of a shocker). Putting the iPhone in a drawer and totally forgetting about work, life and such, I can start to unwind. Seriously, as soon as I started doing this a few years ago, my stress levels dropped and I felt much less anxious at bedtime.
I don’t know about you but I am so guilty of overthinking and just worrying about tasks on my to-do list or upcoming events.
Onto one of my next sleep hacks… turning the phone (and outside world) noise off enables me to immerse myself into the book I’m reading. That level of escapism then helps to quieten the mind way better than TV (As much as I adore Netflix).
Plus, it’s so much easier to get into a story without constantly checking Instagram. I love a good bedtime book and am always looking for recommendations. If you take a look at Happy Beds’ World Book Day campaign, this explores night-time reading too, with some really interesting info.
Before bed, I take award-winning Lumity Skin Supplements, designed specifically to suit our circadian rhythms. I do notice a difference if I forget to take one before bed, and they really help me massively. Created to combat oxidative stress at a cellular level, they are honestly the one thing I’ve found that not only enable me to get to sleep, but also stay asleep too. That’s been my biggest sleep problem over the years, and one which I’ve found extremely hard to combat.
Similarly sounding to Lumity, I received a Lumie Bodyclock last year, with both a sunrise and sunset setting. So soothing, it lulls you to sleep and gently awakens you too. It’s been a complete sleep game-changer and I’d really recommend checking out their range.
Finally, relaxing into a bubble bath, followed by new PJs and fresh bed linen never fail to provide the perfect sleep-time sanctuary.
Disclaimer: this post contains a sponsored link, but all thoughts and words are my own as always.