Simple Steps to mastering the art of a deep sleep
By Sinead M'Gee
Let’s get things straight. Beauty sleep is not a myth. Prioritising sleep is a form of radical self-care. In the past few months, many people have experienced disrupted sleep. We have been more restrained in getting out and about and perhaps not moving our bodies as much as we should. For some, stress and anxiety has made itself well and truly known. Whilst we can’t control what is going on in the world right now, we can try and control our sleeping patterns. Here are our tips and tricks to mastering the art of sleep.
#1 Bathe in Dr Teal’s Lavender range.
We are tooting our own horn here, but it’s a known fact that lavender helps induce sleep, can ease anxiety and stress and calms the senses. Two cups of Epsom Salt into a warm bath has been shown to reduce aches and pains in the body, so why not soak away?
#2 Invest in some luxe bed linen.
Whether it be something fancy like 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton, fresh linen sheets or a weighted blanket, comfortable bed linen is a must. Did you know that if your body exceeds a certain temperature it’ll keep you up? So natural fibres are your best friend for regulating your body temperature.
#3 Say no to coffee after 2pm
Opt out of the late afternoon latte, say no to a can of coke at dinner and go for a glass of water or herbal tea.
#4 Go screen-free
We know it’s hard to sometimes put the phone down or say no to another episode of a Netflix series, but exposure to blue light can impact your circadian rhythm aka your internal 24-hour body clock, meaning you're sending cues to your brain to stay alert and awake.
#5 Stick to a schedule.
We are creatures of habit, once you get into a routine of switching off, getting into bed and turning the lights off at a reasonable time, your body clock will instinctively start to recognise the sleep pattern.