Hands up if you've been finding it difficult to sleep during the heatwave! I absolutely love summer and sunny days but I do find that the warm weather can sometimes mess with my sleep! On holiday, it isn't a problem as the air conditioning keeps the room cool but unfortunately I don't have air conditioning at home so I have to work with what I have! I have two products to share with you today that have been helping me to get a full night's sleep over these past few weeks of hot and sticky nights!
I know that most people will probably think that having a bath when the weather is so hot is madness, but believe me when I tell you that it will help you to relax and unwind and set you up for a good sleep. It doesn't have to be a hot bath - just warm is fine and I have been using these Absolute Aromas Relaxation Epsom Salts every night to help me to wind down. They contain essential oils of chamomile, lavender and tangerine, which fill the room with a relaxing fragrance. I just lie in the bath and inhale the scent while the epsom salts help to draw out toxins and relax my muscles. I tend to focus on my breathing, taking my time to fully inhale and exhale and when the time comes to get out of the bath, I am fully relaxed.
An essential night-time product for me is a pillow spray and my favourite is from This Works. I have been using pillow sprays for years and I personally find that they make a huge difference in helping me to get to sleep and my sleeping pattern has regulated since I began using them. This particular Deep Sleep Pillow Spray contains Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile and they combine to create a very relaxing scent. I spray it on my pillow and top sheet (I've given up even on summer duvets in this weather) when I get into bed to read and find that I drift off after around 15 minutes. If you have problems sleeping, I really urge to try a pillow spray as they are life savers for me!
I also do a few other things to try to ensure a good night's sleep: read a chapter of a book as it will make your eyes heavy and help you to unwind. Black out blinds or linings can really help if you find that you wake with the sun. Try to make sure that the room is as cool as possible before going to bed by leaving the window open all day if you can. Don't go to bed until you intend to go to sleep - so don't watch tv in bed as you will be warm from being in there for an hour before sleeping. Finally, leave your phone in another room (or at least on silent and away from you) so that you don't spend hours scrolling through Instagram or Twitter!
Have you been struggling to sleep?
Thanks for reading!