The modern world expects us to constantly be 'on' so when you want to switch off it's hard to not only fall asleep, but to get a well-rested night of sleep. Here are 5 tips from Jo Foster, founder of Kiss The Moon - a range of beauty products designed to promote a better night's sleep...
Cocoon yourself: Fill your bedroom with beautiful things. Being in a space that you love, surrounded by things that are a pleasure to see, feel and smell helps you to fall sleep feeling safe and contented
Step into the darkness: Darkness is nature’s way of signalling to the body that it is time to switch in to sleep mode. So turn down the lights as you prepare for bed and make sure your bedroom is totally dark. Set a 9pm curfew for looking at computer or phone screens, the blue light they emit can confuse your sleep-seeking brain
Keep your cool: 19°C has been found to be the perfect temperature to sleep – not too hot, not too cold. Avoid cold feet with the help of a cosy hot water bottle or pair of beautiful bed-socks
Rest and relax: Make time for your brain to slow down at the end of the day. Gentle music, a warm soak and some chill out time before bed should do the trick
Just breathe: Take some slow, deep breaths and notice how quickly your mind clears and your body feels calmer. Add soothing essential oils to that and the effect is even more dramatic – you’ll be able to create a moment of calm for yourself at the end of every busy day
Drift: Our sense of smell and our desire for sleep are controlled by the same part of our brain and so are deeply connected. It makes sense then that surrounding ourselves with nature's most soothing essential oils is a great way to calm the mind and drift gently into sleep mode.