We want to make sure we are starting our New Year's off to the best start possible, and believe it or not, that starts with sleep. You have had a busy year and extremely busy party season, so getting back into a healthy sleep routine is essential to you feeling your best.
Beauty sleep is the key to a healthy mindset, clear and glowing skin, a happy mood and a balanced body. During the 8 hours of sleep recommended by experts, your skin regenerates itself to shed away dead cells and dirt (making changing those pillowcases once a week all the more important!), your mind shuts down to allow you to relax, and your body heals if it has suffered any injury.
Sometimes however, finding the time to get this beauty sleep can be hard. Work, family and everyday life worries can keep us up through the night, making us lose out on sleep, which makes us irritable and the cycle becomes worse.
How to get a better night's sleep
Our favourite way to drift off is with the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, which contains a blend of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile to help aid a peaceful night sleep. If you are suffering from severe restlessness and your mind simply can't switch off, then try the Deep Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, which contains more concentrated levels of the essentials oil to really help you drift off.
- Eat a healthy and varied diet - If you go to bed feeling sluggish, you will struggle to drift off as you just won't feel like yourself. Eat lots of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables and avoid stimulants like caffeine and alcohol before you head to bed which can keep you awake for longer.
- Create a bedtime ritual - Get into the habit of following a similar patterned schedule each night, so your body knows when its time to switch off. Have a warm bath, drink some Chamomile Tea, and read a book to help your body wind down and your mind switch off.
- Tidy your surroundings - They say that a "tidy desk is a tidy mind" when you are at work, and the same applies to your bedroom at home. When it is clean and clear, it helps you to be a little more restful and less stressed, so make sure you keep it tidy and you will drift off a little more easily!
- Spritz a little of the This Works Pillow Spray onto your pillow and duvet cover to help inhale the calming scent of Lavender and drift off into a very peaceful night sleep with super sweet dreams!