After a much needed night out last night it's safe to say that I'm feeling pretty tender as I sip on my Hot Lemon trying to detox from too many cocktails and shots! I'm definitely thinking more about sleep tonight and as I'm spending a Saturday night alone in front of the TV and log fire, I thought I would share my bedtime routine with you. Anyone who knows me will know I have a bit of a thing with Routines, as they really help to soothe my anxiety. I'm a pretty rubbish sleeper in general and I always notice a difference in my sleep when I actually stick to a bit of a routine, which I also believe is proven! - Anyhoo, before I begin to ramble... I will get straight into my favourite way to relax before bed.
Light a candle...
For me nothing beats a flickering flame for a little relaxation before bed! It helps to create a soothing and reassuring environment and of course makes your room smell lovely. My favourite candles for relaxation are NEOM, The White Company and Elemis when they release their seasonal range.
Spray your pillow
I was always sceptical about whether or not pillow sprays actually worked, but I have found two favourites that work an absolute treat, one being the ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and the other being the NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Spray. Both of these products contain a dreamy blend of aromatherapy oils that help to create a feeling of reassurance and inner calm just before bed.
I've never been a good sleeper. In fact it can take me anywhere between 30-90 minutes just to drop off. I decided to invest in a little self help and realised that a little treat before bed was a really nice way to make me feel a little bit special and actually help to take my mind off that fear of not being able to get to sleep. I love to apply a relaxing face oil before bed, which I then roll in with my "Jade Roller" it really is like a mini facial! I also use the Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm, which is truly one of the BEST products I have ever tried! I apply a little to my temples, pulse points and chest and within minutes I'm on the way to la la land! Finally, I pop on my Holistic Silk Eye Mask, which is infused with lavender, which finishes off my evening routine perfectly!
I also really love hot drinks before bed and having a read is another great way to relax yourself down. My nemesis is definitely checking my social media, but I'm trying really hard to not use it at least 15 minutes before bed, which is a start!
I hope you've enjoyed this post beauties - How do you relax before bed, if you have any tips or product recommendations I would really love for you to share them below.
Lots of Love