Tuesday 28 October 2014

Sleeping Well

When it comes to sleep, I find I'm on one end or the other. I can either sleep so well. I'm a heavy sleeper so that works or I'm right at the other extreme and am struggling every night. I go through phases of both and this post is going to let you all in on a few of my best beauty buys for helping with those restless nights. 

Relaxing is SO important and I honestly cannot tell you how important it is to switch your 'work brain' off long before you're going to bed. Its the nights I stay up editing videos or writing posts until god knows what time and then expect to sleep right away that I have the biggest issues. I'm constantly thinking of new ideas and I just can't get my brain to stop... This is the worst idea, and I really don't recommend it. Tip number 1 right there, I suppose. 

But it's when we ARE having these issues and maybe we can't help but do these things that we know won't help with our sleeping that we need a little help and of course some of our favourite beauty brands have got our back on this one... 

A great idea to help with getting to sleep is by using a moisturiser targeted at sleeping well. My favourites are the Elemis Fresh Skin Dreamy Sleep Night Time Moisturiser and the Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate*. My pick Elemis is great for hydrating your skin overnight. It's a range targeted from your teens to your 20's and is a little more subtle with the 'sleeping well' properties so if you're just looking for a little nod towards getting to sleep then this is your guy. A little more intense and the Neal's Yard Beauty Sleep Concentrate has been formulated to support your skins natural night time regeneration and the scent is just so soothing.

Then there are products that aid relaxation like the Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind. Not specifically targeted at sleeping well, but it definitely can't hurt the process. You'll sleep best if your relaxed, it's just natural. Just rub a little of this on the back of your neck, temples and earlobes and it'll just help with your relaxation. I've had this product for such a long time and I always forget it's there. I really need to make sure I crack this one out more often as it's a definite fave. 

Onto products a little like my pick from Origins but ones targeted specifically at sleep. The This Works Sleep Balm and the Seascape Sleep Oil* both have aromatheraputic benefits that'll help you get to sleep a little easier. Super relaxing and they smell so good. 

Just pop a few of these products on your bedside table and see how you get on with them. I love them, they really help me to relax but the only issue I find is actually remembering to use them... 

Lorna x


  1. Great post Lorna - I so know what you mean about not being able to switch off the 'work brain' when you want to go to sleep! I love the sound of the Neal's Yard beauty sleep concentrate too.

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

  2. I love Peace of Mind. It's great for anxiety x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  3. I don't really have issues getting to sleep normally, it's waking up early that happens if I'm ever stressed! I do want to try the sleek pillow sprays you can get though :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  4. Love your product picks! I am a fan of pillow sprays such as the This Works one and The Body Shop one as they can also be very soothing xx


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