You stumble out of bed after a crappy night’s sleep and immediately think ‘God, I can’t wait to go back to bed tonight.’ You’re yawning throughout the day and by the time 7pm comes around, you can barely keep your eyes open. But as soon as you actually get into bed, sleep evades you and you find yourself tossing and turning for hours. Sound familiar? It’s a vicious cycle and is especially frustrating given we all know by now how important sleep is for nearly every aspect of our wellbeing—which only makes us more stressed out! While there may be a physical reason you’re not sleeping properly (it’s important to consult your doc to get to the bottom of it), one common cause is that you don’t have a solid pre-bed routine.
If you’re guilty of jumping straight into bed after watching Netflix (or even worse, doing work!) it may be time to switch it up with something a little more relaxing. The good news is, it’s the perfect excuse to buy some new goodies. Here are 7 of the sleep-inducing products you should have in your stash.
From the sound of the candle crackling and the soothing aroma of the essential oils to the light patterns from the diamond cut-outs, this oil burner creates the ultimate multi-sensory, pre-bed ritual.
Shop the Kikki K Energise Oil Burner.
Lather yourself in this dreamy lotion (a gentle oatmeal infusion with calming lavender flower and other essential oils) after your shower and feel the worries of the day melt away.
Shop the LUSH Sleepy Lotion.
Crafted out of the highest grade of mulberry silk, there’s something so luxurious about this sleep mask. Not only will it help you get uninterrupted shut-eye, it has anti-ageing benefits as it doesn’t tug at delicate parts of the face.
Shop the Slip Silk Eye Mask.
Incorporate your skincare into your pre-sleep routine with this decadent product, which combines a revitalising treatment gel-cream for nighttime skin recovery with motion-activated essential oils for a deep, restful sleep. Inhale the lavender scent in deeply before applying on your face for added calming benefits.
Shop the Dermalogica Lavender Sound Sleep Cocoon Moisturiser.