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5 steps for a better night’s sleep

Read on for top tips on catching those all important zzz's

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5 steps for a better night’s sleep

We’re obsessed with sleep – and rightly so. Healthy sleep habits can make a huge difference to your quality of life. We know there’s always a temptation to watch just one more episode on Netflix – but we also know that screen time can be one of the worst things to affect your deep slumber. 

We may not have had any interest in nap time as kids, but these days we’d do anything for a midday snooze!

If you’re struggling to switch off, explore our top 5 buys to invest in that will, without a doubt, help you to nod off.

Anyhow, there’s plenty of ways to make the environment you sleep in a lot more comforting. Explore our list and you’ll be conking out in no time…

Sleeping mask 

Did you know that your eyes can detect light even when your lids are closed shut!? An eye mask can help to block the light out (they’re even more useful for flights and holidays). There are plenty of options out there, from the super-luxe silky variety to the basic, padded kind. 

Mattress

You wouldn’t run a marathon without comfy trainers, and a mattress shouldn’t be any different. We do, in fact, spend about a third of our lives snoozing, so it’s important to find the perfect mattress to improve that sleep quality.

Pillows 

A comfy pillow isn’t just for you to plonk your head on at night. It can also help keep to your spine in place and prevent muscle strains on your neck, shoulders and back. Explore our collection of pillows infused with copper or bamboo. Copper is known for its antibacterial properties, and is also skin-friendly.  Bamboo, meanwhile, is an absorbent fibre that’s naturally antibacterial and antistatic – plus it’s environmentally-friendly and naturally breathable, too. 

Candles 

Adding a candle to your bedside can do wonders for your sleep. A calming scent can help slow down the nervous system, which relaxes the body and mind to improve sleep quality. To unwind after a long day at the office, check out our collection of candles – including a range from Yankee. Just don’t forget to blow it out before you doze off!

Lavender pillow spray 

Spritzing your pillow with lavender is a really simple way to help calm and relax your mind. It provides soothing properties that are known to help reduce stress and put you at ease.

A few other tips to remember: exercising can boost the effect of natural sleep hormones such as melatonin. Also, avoid eating a meal within two to three hours of your bedtime. This includes snacking on things like chocolate (which contains caffeine - a stimulant).

Instead, opt for a cup of chamomile tea – a great bedtime drink proven to help relax you for the night ahead.