A good night’s sleep is like nectar for the soul. Eyes are brighter, footsteps are lighter and you’re ready to tackle the day. But let’s face it – when was the last time you had a truly great night’s sleep? With daily stresses and distractions, sometimes it’s easier said than done but there are a few things you can do to improve sleep quality and ensure you wake up feeling well-rested.
It’s all about creating a peaceful sleeping environment, starting with a cool, dark bedroom free from screens (yep, Instagram can wait until morning) and adding a few natural sleep remedies and products to your nighttime routine. With a little help from some sleep aficionados, these are our top tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
There’s nothing better than a fresh pair of pyjamas and changing into them signals to the brain that it’s time to get ready for sleep. Ever wake up too hot in the night? Our body temperature rises when we sleep, so choose breathable sleepwear like these Pure Silk PJs from Australian brand Papinelle. Soft, naturally breathable and hypoallergenic, this silk sleepwear will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer – plus they’re great for sensitive skin (their simple cuts in neutral and pastel shades give a luxe twist to sleepwear, too).
Moving around while we sleep can cause our hair and skin to pull on the pillowcase, not to mention our carefully-applied skincare products to rub off. Silk pillowcases are much kinder on the skin and cause less friction than traditional cotton ones – go for celeb favourite Slip Silk Pillowcases, which are thick, soft and durable and are proven to absorb significantly less face cream. As an extra boost, spray your pillow with the Jurlique Calming Blend Aromatherapy Mist – a blend of grapefruit and lavender, this calming scent helps promote sleep (plus your bedroom will smell wonderful).
Forget your iPhone screen, the only thing that should be lighting up your bedroom is a soothing candle. Dim your lights or put on a lamp with a warm glow, and light a Lumira Balinese Ylang Ylang candle. Aromatic and earthy, this candle provides instant relaxation and, thanks to fragrance being linked to memory and emotion, your mind will transition to sleep mode each time you light it.
There are so many health benefits of magnesium but when it comes to helping us rest, it’s one of our secret weapons. It works wonders with sleep, so incorporate it into your nightly routine by indulging in a self-massage using the (100% natural) Salt Lab Magnesium Oil Spray. Simply spritz 3-6 sprays onto your skin (your stomach is a good spot) and massage it in gently.
The Benefits Of Aromatherapy are endless, and essential oils are great products to use as a natural sleep aid. Add a few drops of Jurlique Comforting Blend Essential Oil to your bath or a vaporiser before bed – containing natural essential oils including Orange, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang, this oil promotes peace and wellbeing.
For a good night’s sleep every night, set up a peaceful sleeping environment with the help of natural remedies and products. Shop our essential oils and sprays here.