The ultimate self-care guide for a good nights sleep

Gaining Zzz’s can help to boost your metabolism, strengthen your heart, increase your mood, and productivity. In current circumstances, with such unpredictable changes revoking our everyday thoughts, the average percentage of sleep has plummeted. Lack of sleep will start to decrease immune systems and mental health across the world. On average, we spend one-third of our life sleeping, which is why we should take the time to ‘recharge our batteries’ in the most effective way.

In addition to routine, avoiding caffeine, putting your phone down, all the small things we already know, here are a few self-care pointers and products that can help to unwind and doze off into the clouds.

Mood lighting

Whether it’s a candle, a fire, a salt lamp, or even some fairy lights, set a time to change your comfort place into a cosy haven. Investing in a salt lamp will change the game. The warm glow they give off is said by many to improve sleep, boost your mood, and help you to breathe better (as the salt attracts moisture, it clears the air) Not to mention how boss it would look on your bedside table!

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Bath salts 

A personal favourite! Affordable, easy to use, and according to wellness and health experts, Epsom salt could be the secret to better night sleep. So why are bath salts so soothing? Scientifically it’s a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen, but when dissolved into water, the particles absorb into your skin and aid bodily functions. 

A lot of brands create different smelling Epsom salts but here are a few highly rated to help you sleep; This Works, Deep Sleep Bath Soak, £22, Available at Space NKWestlab, Bathing Salts Sleep, £2.99, Available at Boots, Radox, Sleep Aromatherapy Calm Your Mind Lavender Bath Salts, £2.49, Available at Boots 

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Moisturiser 

Mind and body. Most of the time if we look good, then we feel good, which is why it’s super important to keep our skin happy while we sleep. Overnight as our body repairs, our skin also generates new skin cells. Losing water overnight is the reason why we wake up feeling dehydrated and dull sometimes, so find the skincare you should sleep with, to stay hydrated as you hibernate. 

LUSH, Sleepy Body Lotion, £16, Available from LUSH Cosmetics 

A vegan and cruelty-free cream designed to aid sleep. With Lavender and tonic relaxing you while the cocoa butter and almond oil keep your skin moisturised. LUSH’s twilight range has the same scent as this cream and is all brilliant to help you dream deeply.

Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pyjamas for snuggly nights beside the fire.’ 

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Other sleepy skincare superheroes include, Too Faced, Hangover Pillow Cream, 45ml, £32, Available at Cult Beauty, Elemis, Quiet Mind Temple Balm, 15ml, £17, Available at Fragrance Direct, Clarins, My Clarins RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask, 50ml, £24, Available at Clarins

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Cleanse your body and your mind, and sleep like a baby.

By Abbie Robinson