Pssst, this way to the land of nod...
This article is sponsored by Olay, Dyson, This Works & Nytol
Sleep well, live well. It sounds simple, right? But one in three of us reportedly suffer from poor sleep thanks to the stresses of everyday life.* With longer days and shorter nights upon us, what better time to invest in four steps before you drift off to dreamland?
Why is sleep important?
We all know that a lack of sleep can leave us feeling grumpy come morning, but not getting enough shut-eye can also have a negative impact on our physical health.
In fact, regular sleepless nights can put you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, coronary heart disease and diabetes, as well as shortening your life expectancy.
How can I cope with the clocks changing?
While most of us look forward to springtime (hello brighter days), losing an hour of sleep when the clocks change can disrupt our sleep-wake cycle.
To help you adjust more easily, try being as consistent as possible with your sleep routine in the run-up to springing forward – go to bed at the same time each night, get up at a regular time in the morning and avoid napping in the day.
What are the benefits of a sleep routine?
Sleep routines aren’t just for little ones. It’s true, sticking to a regular sleep schedule (even on weekends) can help you fall asleep more quickly, stay asleep through the night and wake up with ease – bliss!
What can I do to help unwind before bed?
There are plenty of products to help you relax and unwind before hitting the hay (trust us, we’ve tried them all!). In need of a helping hand finding what works for you? These four-steps are a great place to start...
BUT FIRST, SKINCARE
There’s nothing better than slathering on moisturiser before bed, and Olay Regenerist Retinol24 MAX Night Facial Moisturiser, £39.99 (50ml) will smooth and revive your skin overnight. The fragrance-free night cream is packed with Olay’s most potent retinoid and vitamin B3 formula, with 40% more hydrating ingredients.
PURE & SIMPLE
Help keep the air cool and purified at night with the Dyson Purifier Cool™ Purifying Fan, £499. The powerful circulation captures dust, allergens and bacteria. It’s the only purifying fan fully sealed to HEPA standard** – so you can rest assured that what goes inside, stays inside. Plus, the innovative night mode is designed with light sleepers in mind.
Struggling to get off to sleep? Look no further. Spritz This Works Deep Sleep™ Pillow Spray 75ml, £19.50 onto your pillows as you’re going to bed to help you fall asleep faster and feel more refreshed come morning. The signature blend of lavender, camomile and vetivert is sure to set you up for peaceful slumber.
TIME TO SLEEP
Consider Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep One-A-Night Tablets, £6.29 (20 tablets) used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances. This herbal remedy from the UK's No.1† sleep aid brand is used to aid a restful night's sleep.†† Sounds dreamy!
And there you have it, getting to sleep made as easy as 1, 2, ZZZ. Happy snoozing!
**Tested for filtration efficiency at 0.1 microns (EN1822, ISO29463).
†Based on IRI Sales data. To verify contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep One-A-Night tablets contain valerian root extract. A traditional herbal medicinal product for use in the temporary relief of sleep disturbances exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the leaflet. UK/2022-124.
††Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist. Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies. Do not take if you are taking any other medicines for sleep or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Nytol Herbal One-A-Night tablets are not recommended for use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. If you feel sleepy do not drive or operate machines. Alcohol may increase sedative effect. Excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided.