Put down your electronics
Light from smartphones and laptops can interfere with sleep. While it’s tempting to check your social media channels or emails one last time before you go to bed, doing so can have a detrimental effect on your sleep. That’s because, as daylight fades, our bodies produce melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that creates feelings of sleepiness.
When the sun rises, our bodies produce cortisol. This hormone makes us feel awake and alert. Phones, tablets and other electronic devices emit blue light, which emulates the effects of cortisol and delays the production of melatonin, making us feel too awake to fall asleep.
To get a good night’s sleep, ditch the electricals an hour before you plan to go to bed and pick up a good book instead. They don’t say ‘get lost in a good book’ for nothing, as reading can distract you from any worries and stresses that might be keeping you up at night.
Spritz your pillow
Before you get into bed, spritz your pillow with our Goodnight Pillow Mist. It contains a tranquil blend of organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin essential oils to help you get your best rest. In fact, 70% of people asked found that this sleep spray aided a peaceful night’s sleep.
If you struggle to drift off at night, spritz it 1-3 times on your pillow and around the room to help improve your sleep.
Speaking of pillows, if yours is flat and worn out, it might be time to invest in something more comfortable. As a rule of thumb, side sleepers need a thick, firm pillow, stomach sleepers do best with one that’s soft and thin, while back sleepers should choose one with a medium thickness.