One thing I never thought I would have to deal with is being unable to sleep. I'm always eager to hop into bed at the end of a long day but for the past month I find myself staring at the ceiling until I fall asleep finally at 4am. No matter how many times I try to go to bed early or how many times I've cut out caffeine or tried to be more active throughout the day so I physically tire myself out, I've been unlucky.
So I resorted to means that my Dad will probably call rubbish. Maybe it's a bit of a placebo effect but I've been sleeping the whole night solidly - from a reasonable hour with these tips.
First of all, I make sure I'm not on my laptop or any devices with a bright screen half an hour before bed and I try to read a lighthearted book so my mind isn't overly active all night. Normally, I have a cup of sleep easy tea as I read and honestly this tea smells incredible. It has a hint of cinnamon which is where the smell is, contains camomile, valerian and other natural herbs that are meant to be relaxing and promote sleep. And obviously, it doesn't contain caffeine.
Then I spray my pillow a couple of times with the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray which has hints of lavender and smells incredible - it has a fresh smell to it that is incredibly soothing and within minutes I was drifting off and woke up the next morning at nine, feeling fresh! The spray is free from sulphates and nasty chemicals along those lines and has won several awards which was why I was inclined to believe it in the first place and like it says on the tin, it really works!
Quite honestly, I thought things like this were a load of rubbish but I've reached the state where I'm so tired but unable to sleep that I had to do something but trying sleeping pills wasn't something I wanted to do.
I would recommend both of these but maybe avoid the pillow spray if you're not a fan of lavender.
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