We’ve seen a big demand for relaxation and sleep hygiene products during the lockdown, with lockdown triggering a sharp increase in anxiety-related sleeping problems, and mothers being the worst affected group. Sleeplessness doubled during the lockdown, from 19.5% to 40% among mothers of children aged 0 to, and rose almost as dramatically from 21.7% to 38% for those with children aged 5 to 18.
With that in mind, we’ve put together our 7 top tips for getting a better night’s sleep. Leaving you feeling energised and focused for the day ahead.
No electronic devices 1 hour before bed.
Wow, let’s go in with the hardest thing to do first. On average we pick our phone 58 times a day! For people that have spent their day on a computer or laptop, they are just swapping one device for another when they finish work. The blue light and excessive need to scroll can lead to late bedtimes and sleepless nights. It can also negatively affect our posture and leave us with dry eyes. Set a timer at an allotted time 1 hour before bed, and pop your phone away to charge – not in the bedroom.
CBD Oral drops
Our CBD Be Calm oral drops with specially selected Terpenes were created to help you gently unwind from the day. Infused with terpenes to produce a calming and soothing effect. We developed this broad-spectrum CBD oil to benefit those who need help with winding down and reaching the optimum level of comfort for well-needed rest. They can be used in conjunction with our CBD Seek Joy oral drops tailored for those who feel the strain of daily life, helping to tick off your to-do and relax.
No Caffeine after 12noon
This may seem extreme but a build-up of caffeinated drinks can leave you wired and fidgety at night. Try swapping your normal brew for decaf, or experiment with different flavours of herbal teas.
Reduce your alcohol
In the same way, caffeine can keep you awake, alcohol can cause restlessness and constant nighttime awakenings. If you’re struggling to sleep swapping your alcohol for something else may help.
Keep your bedroom cool and dark.
You may be waking up because a gap in your curtains is letting in streetlight or early daybreak. This small disruption can cause restlessness for the whole evening. Invest in thick blackout blinds or a sleep mask. It can be tempting to have the heating high or pile on the blankets to try and be comfortable but the Sleep Foundation states the perfect temperature is between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 to 19.4 degrees Celsius) for comfortable prolonged sleep. Probably a lot cooler than most people have their rooms.
Using the same scent in an oil diffuser or pillow spray can become part of your bedtime routine, the smell will make a connection with your brain to signal it’s time to rest. Lavender is our firm favorite as a soothing scent and is used in many of our products due to its amazing beneficial attributes. Other oils to try would be Roman Chamomile, Neroli, or Sandalwood.
Set a routine.
We think nothing about setting a bedtime routine for children, yet don’t follow the same advice for ourselves. A routine signals the brain that it is time to rest. Start when you set your phone to charge, have a warm bath with soothing bath salts or bath bombs, such as our PURE Lavender bath bomb. Get your bedroom ready for sleep, and spray our pillow spray or set your oil diffuser. Now take some time to read a book or listen to some music or a mindfulness app and enjoy herbal tea.
When you continue the same pattern each evening your brain understands what is meant to happen and signals your brain to sleep.
We’re hoping these help and you can enjoy deep and restful sleep.