One of my many new years resolutions is to get more sleep at night. I've started going to bed later and later and it's now at the point where I'm very rarely sleeping before midnight. I blame twitter! Lack of sleep can have so many knock on effects on life - there's the obvious ones like feeling tired and grumpy, but it can also leave you with bad skin and cause you to eat more high-sugar foods to give you energy. Also do you ever wake up feeling completely different about something? Or do you ever feel anxious or nervous when you're tired? This is because your brain's thinking all night and processing your thoughts and emotions from that day, and if you don't give it enough time to do this or you interrupt it then this is what makes you feel uneasy. So basically, sleeping more can mean you have better skin, better diet and an overall better mood. It's a winner all round.
Recently I've been trying out some new things to help me wind down before bed. I love This Works Pillow Sprays - a quick spray before bed and the nice relaxing scent of lavender and camomile helps you drift off. I've also been using my wheat wrap that I got for Christmas last year. This is actually a long microwavable bean-cushion that gives a lavender and wheat scent when it's heated. It's the perfect size for putting around the back of your neck or just for cuddling into. The heat is really soothing and I love to sleep with it under my lower back which can get sore after a long day. Camomile and apple tea is a perfect replacement for a tea drinker in the evening - it's caffeine free and tastes so good. All I ever want to do after a shower is lie down, so it makes total sense to have a hot shower to tire me out before bed. If you're lucky enough to have a bath, the Twilight bath bomb is always a good one but if not, I love to use something calming like the Body Shop Vanilla Brulee shower gel.
Do any of you have any tips on how to get a better sleep?
Maisy Meow | Fashion and Beauty Blogger