Friday, 31 March 2017

Three ways I improved my sleep

improving sleep

Sleep is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do in my spare time but a few weeks ago I was struggling to get to the land of nod. With a few tweaks to my night time routine I was soon back to sleeping like a koala and here's how I did it.
1. I bought some sleep balm.
I've read quite a lot of blog posts saying how effective sleep sprays can be and as I couldn't really justify the price tag of the This Works spray (the recommended one), I picked up an Anatomicals balm from ASOS for £4. I don't know if it's in my head or if it genuinely works but I find that I'm falling asleep a lot faster when I apply this to my pressure points, temples and nose.

2. I invested in a  mattress topper
My mattress is in a sorry state but it's not uncomfortable enough to warrant buying a new one. Instead I bought a 5cm Silentnight mattress topper from Argos and honest to god, best £50 I've ever spent - It's like sleeping on a cloud.

3. I started turning my phone off at around 7pm every night.
When my phone broke I noticed how much better my sleep was when I wasn't scrolling through Instagram all night so when I got a new one I started putting it far away from the bed so I couldn't be tempted by it right before bed. The experts were right about screens being bad for sleep, who knew?

Are you one of those people (like me) who need a full ten hours of sleep to function? Or are you ready and raring to go with four (like my boyfriend)?

Bedding and Jungle Book pillow from Primark, pink pillows from Matalan.

1 comment

  1. Ahh totally guilty about the phone thing, but I totally agree that turning it off a few hours before sleeping can improve it (many has said so as well!) But as for the first point, I think it'll take a lot more than a balm for me to be able to sleep properly, haha!
    Great post, have a nice weekend x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies