Try these 19 products to help you finally nod off if sleep is a distant dream
The quest to better sleep doesn’t end on World Sleep Day.
In fact, if you struggle to nod off, it’s a nightly battle to ensure you’re well-rested by morning.
When it comes to long-term insomnia lasting over three months, medical interventions (with guidance from a GP or pharmacist) like tablets are your best bet.
However, if your issues aren’t severe, it’s a good idea to look at your sleep hygiene situation and make changes to help you drift off faster.
A tranquil environment can also help you get more deep sleep; the period when your body restores and repairs itself most, accounting for around 10-15% of the time you’re asleep.
According to Martin Seeley, Sleep Expert and CEO of MattressNextDay, it’s key to establish a bedtime routine to help wind your body down.
‘This could include taking a warm bath, practising relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing, or reading a book,’ he says.
Martin also recommends lavender for its calming properties, along with weighted blankets, keeping yourself warm, and limiting screen time before bed.
‘Keep your bedroom quiet, cool, and dark,’ he adds. ‘Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillow, and use comfortable, breathable bedding.’
To help you turn your bedroom into a snooze-friendly paradise, give these hero products a go. With everything from white noise machines to mattress toppers, you’re bound to find something that suits you – it may be time to give those sheep you count at night their marching orders.
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