Since being off uni over Christmas, my sleep routine, or what I had of one, has gone completely out of the window. Being up until early hours of the morning, leading to late rises means that now my uni timetable requires me to get up early I am really struggling. I also suffer with acid reflux at night, which is a contributing factor to not being able to sleep. However, it’s not the only thing to blame; I don’t really help myself watching YouTube videos and writing blog posts – I find I’m more creative late at night, and if I don’t put it down in words, the idea will disappear.
This semester is really important, so I need to get myself into a better routine to help me work at my best. There are some products and tips I’m using in order to reset my body clock and get a good nights’ rest.
- A relaxing bath – On a Sunday evening I will treat myself to a long, hot bath with a Lush product, be it a bubble bar or bath bomb. This helps me relax and feel fresh and ready for Monday. This is the Lush Christmas Eve bubble bar which turns the bath a calming blue colour, with jasmine and ylang ylang, it’s designed to provide a good nights’ sleep.
- Feather and Down Melting Shower Cream – this product is said to ‘let daytime stress wash away’. Mindfulness is also something that can assist a healthy mind, so I am sure to take note of all of my surroundings and senses when using this product, from the smell of lavender, to the bubbles in the water and the melting shower cream turning into massaging oil.
- Lush Sleepy Body Lotion – This is a product I have heard bloggers swear by, so I was delighted to be gifted it for Christmas. Like the Feather and Down Shower Cream, Sleepy is lavender scented and is super moisturising. It feels amazing snuggling under a blanket after using this product. It’s said to not only aid sleep, but also reduce anxiety – I can see me using that a lot over my exam period!
- Himalayan Salt Lamp – I’ll turn off my light, draw the curtains and switch on my salt lamp. These lamps are said to have some amazing health benefits such as boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms. Since having the lamp, I’ve felt significantly more relaxed, and my asthma hasn’t been as bad. I paid £14 for my lamp and as well as all of the health benefits, they look pretty funky too.
- By Nature Pulse Point Essential Oil – this is a roll of product, similar to a mini perfume. It’s a lavender and chamomile essential oil and, when rolled onto pulse points at the wrist, thumb, sole of the feet, nape of the neck and ankle, provides aromatherapy to make you more relaxed.
- Feather and Down Pillow Spray – I spray this on my pillow and generally around the room to create a relaxing sleep environment. It makes sinking into your pillow an absolute dream.
Do you swear by any bedtime products for a restful night?