I’m a firm believer that finding a relaxing activity to do before bed can be vital in helping you sleep. My book 222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep is full of ideas – in fact there’s a whole chapter of ‘before-bed wind-down activities to try.
Even something as simple as massaging your hands can be a comforting bedtime activity.
And using a cream that contains calming essential oils can make the process even more beneficial – helping you drift off to dreamland easier too.
Kiss The Moon’s LOVE Night Cream for Hands (£28, http://www.kissthemoon.com) is a special soothing blend of dreamy scents (ylang ylang, rose, palmarosa) blended with shea butter plus frankincense essential oil which is known to have an anti-depressant, mind winding-down effect.
Massage slowly into the palms and backs of of your hands, then into individual fingers up to the cuticles and inbetween the fingers. Finish by cupping your hands and breathing in the aromas to help your mind drift off into serenity – and sleep.
For lots more soothing, scientifically supported advice on how to get to sleep easier, do take a look at my new book 222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep