I love the fact that even the mainstream cosmetics industry is now producing products perfectly placed (and nicely priced) to incorporate into a calming regime before bedtime.
Step in the new Sanctuary Spa SLEEP collection which includes a Drift-Off Bath Soak, £12, Relaxing Night Body Butter, £11 and a Dream Easy Pillow Mist, £8 (available from Boots, Superdrug etc)
They’re all infused with a ‘sleep-enhancing fragrance’ ( hello lavender oil and midnight flowers….and good night).
Layer the scenting experience starting with a warm bubbly bath, followed by a leisurely body butter massage and finish with a spritz of sleepiness on your pillow. You’ll soon come to associate the dreamy scents with good sleep.
My book 222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep has plenty of tips and ideas on all sorts of things you can incorporate into a wind-down routine. Including that warm bath. And why 9pm is the perfect time to immerse yourself.