Saturday, 28 September 2013

How Well Did You Sleep Last Night?

As a mum of two, one being a six month old sleep has been a little thin on the ground lately but Summer is just getting in to a nice routine and then the school run starts so now we have to get up really early so that we're ready on time to take Riley to school which means I'm super tired by the time about 9pm comes along however some nights I get in to bed and no matter how tired I am I just can't switch off and go to sleep, there's always a blog post or something I need to remember for work swimming around in my head.

Silentnight did some research and found that 75% of people are not getting a good nights sleep, Silentnight Bed's East Midlands have been kind enough to send me a Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill Home Spray to see if it helps me to sleep better at night.

I've been trying it out for the past week and I love the scent, all I've been doing is spraying it around our bedroom every night when we go up to bed, I noticed the scent lasts really well and I could still smell it in the morning, I definitely think the spray made me feel more relaxed after I'd used it and I have been sleeping really well lately but then that could be to do with the fact that I'm exhausted after doing the school run, I'll definitely continue to use it at night though.

If you struggle to sleep well then here are some tips for a better nights sleep
  • Relax your mind, try using a room or pillow spray that contains lavender to help with relaxation.
  • Try to exercise regularly, just 30 minutes a day can make a big difference with how well you sleep but don't exercise too late at night as it could keep you awake.
  • Create a calm bedroom environment, keep your bedroom free of clutter and try not to have tv's and games consoles in there as they can over stimulate the brain at bedtime making it hard to fall asleep.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine before bed, alcohol is a diuretic which will have you needing the toilet all night and caffeine is a stimulant, try drinking something like Horlicks or Ovaltine made with warm milk.
  • Try and go to bed at the same time every night, this helps your body get in to a routine and encourages you to feel tired at the right time.
Do you sleep well at night? Let me know



  1. i'm the same way. i will be dead tired and as soon as i hit my bed, it's like my brain doesn't want to shut off..i'm going to check this out!

  2. I will try these steps for a better nights sleep. Crabtree and Evelyn products smell wonderful.

    Crabtree and Evelyn products are wonderful. I bet this smells so good.

  3. Ah I may just treat myself to this, I am struggling with my uni work and my brain has been doing overtime!


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