STRUGGLE TO FALL ASLEEP? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. WITH INCREASINGLY BUSY LIVES AND CONSTANT DISTRACTIONS, A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP FREE OF INTERRUPTIONS CAN FEEL LIKE A REAL LUXURY.
Thankfully, there are lots of natural ways to improve the quality of your sleep, ensuring you’re getting the rest you need, the healthy way. From our favourite unwinding routines to natural sleep aids, here’s how to get the good night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
Commit to a nighttime routine:
A great night’s sleep starts with a peaceful, calm mind, so make it your goal to have a nighttime routine that will help you to relax. Take a relaxing shower or bath each evening to melt away the day’s stresses, and make time to take care of your skin – we love using the Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser followed by Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum and Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream from natural Australian skin care brand Jurlique. Rich and nourishing (as well as boasting anti-ageing properties), these products have a luxurious feel and provide skin with the nourishment it needs.
Start a self-care routine:
Before bed, try different rituals of self-care such as writing in a journal or a few minutes of meditation to switch off and calm the mind. If you’re new to meditation, use the help of an app like Headspace, and wear a slip® pure silk sleep mask to truly tune out any distractions.
Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary:
We spend a third of our lives in bed - so make it count! A cool and dark bedroom makes for the perfect sleep environment. Remove any distracting tech devices and diffuse calming essential oils (we love the Jurlique Comforting Blend Essential Oil) to create a relaxing atmosphere. Next, add a little luxury with a slip® pure silk pillowcase. Our coveted pure silk pillowcases have been developed and refined for over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. In laboratory testing, slipsilk™ pillowcases were shown to absorb significantly less face cream than cotton pillowcases*, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and valuable face and hair products where they belong - on your face and hair! Slipsilk™ was also shown to create 43% less friction on average, which can help reduce stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin.
*Compared to widely available cotton pillowcases with a 220-360 thread count.
Use a natural sleep aid:
It’s tempting to go for commercial sleeping pills for guaranteed sleep, but they can often leave you feeling groggy in the morning. If you need extra help falling asleep, consider using a natural remedy instead. With key fragrance notes of Cedarwood and Lavender the slip® sleep mist is divine for when you need a helping hand to unwind. Spray high into the air to create a calming environment for sleep, then lay down, breathe deeply and relax while these essential oils work their magic.
Go down the natural route to get a better night’s sleep. Head over to Jurlique’s blog to find out more about natural sleep remedies.
Sweet dreams, beauties!