Snoozing, Snoring and Sleeping. Help & Advice.


Sleep is really important. If you think about it, you sleep for pretty much half of your life! If you're like me and aren't one of those hit your head on the pillow and out like a light sort of girl then these sleep essentials might really help you. 

1. My first sleep tip is a tidy room = a tidy mind. Don't just keep your room tidy but decorate it with warm and peaceful colours. Keep it neutral looking and not too busy to keep distractions to a minimum. 

2. Fresh bedding. Wash your bedding regularly to minimise horrible odors. You sweat a lot when you sleep and nothing beats warm fresh sheets on your bed.

3. Swap a movie/TV programme for a book. Get off your phone too! Bright screens trick your brain into thinking it's not time to go to sleep yet so when you do decide to hit the hay this may be why you're wide awake. 

4. Buy This Works Lavender Sleep Spray. You can pick one up from boots for £16.00 here. This truly does work for myself. Just spray a couple of squirts of this Lavender spray on your pillow and your mind begins to associate it with sleep. It lasts for a really long time too. I've had mine for months and use it all the time. 

5. Get yourself a padded cooling eye pad. I tend to suffer with migraines behind my eyes which makes it difficult to sleep so a cooling eye pad that puts a little pressure over my eyes whilst I sleep really helps. 

6. Ear Plugs. If you have noisy surroundings then get yourself some soft ear plugs or turn on a fan in the background for a bit of white noise. I find the noise of fans are really soothing. 

7. Stick to a bedtime beauty routine. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. Cleanse, tone, moisturise. You'll feel clean when it comes to putting your head on your pillow. 

8. Comfy over pretty PJ's. Rather than going for pretty not so comfy pajamas, why not head to Primark and buy yourself a baggy mens top and some little PJ shorts to pair it with. Or steal your boyfriends like I do. 

9. Your pillows really make a difference. Invest in some nice pillows and smooth pillow cases. There is nothing worse than having scratchy textured cases on your cheek when you're trying to sleep.

10. Relax. Your bedroom is your safe place. No matter what is going on outside of your room, don't let it affect your safe place. 

Did you find this helpful? What are your sleep essentials and words of wisdom? Let me know below in the comments. 

Love Amber x

11 comments

  1. My sleeping habits are generally horrendous - I've never been a great sleeper and it probably doesn't help that the fella has a tendency to snoring! But I will definitely have to bear some of these tips in mind. I actually have a couple of small versions of that lavender spray from hotel rooms, although I try to use it sparingly. :-)

    Paula http://insertmyblognamehere.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree completely, it's so easy to fall into a bad bed time routine. Oh no! hahaa, that would drive me crazy.

      Love Amber xx

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  2. I agree with all of these points :) and I love putting lavender on my pillow! It makes me feel so relaxed. I've been so bad lately and looking at my phone until I fall asleep, and I definitely need to work on swapping that for a book.

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, low lighting and a book sends me right off to sleep. Whereas my phone seems to make my brain go in to over drive!

      Love Amber xx

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  3. Totally agree with changing your bedding. Fresh sheets every week are boun to get your snoozing. Also love ThisWorks sleep sprays, they are like magic and can't stop recommending! We wrote some tips of our own, take a peek: http://www.secretlinenstore.com/advice-and-inspiration/all-about/cant-sleep-try-these-tips/

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    1. There's nothing better than crisp bed sheets. Love that feeling on my skin and the smell of fresh sheets <3.

      Thanks for your comment, I'll be sure to take a look.

      Love Amber xx

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  4. I'm not a fan of lavender but i really want to give the spray a go!

    hannatalks

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    1. I wasn't before I tried the spray. It always seemed really old-fashioned smelling to me but it's mixed with chamomile too and is relatively subtle once it's settled into your pillow a bit.

      Love Amber xx

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  5. This is such a fab post! I will certainly be trying out some of these tricks, especially the no phone before bed!

    Shan x

    missshanlouise.com

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    1. Thanks a lot Shan, glad I could help!

      Love Amber xx

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  6. Definitely trying #3. Thanks for sharing!

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