My book 222 Ways to Trick Yourself to Sleep explains how important the mineral magnesium is to help promote relaxation – and that studies have linked upping your intake to falling asleep faster and getting better sleep through the night, too.
What’s more, magnesium is also though to help alleviate the maddening (tell me about it!) symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome, a condition that kicks in just as you’re starting to relax and means it’s difficult to sit or lie still (and certainly to get to sleep).
The good news is that magnesium is well-absorbed through the skin – so step in these two dreamy creams from luxury brand Neom Organics, which both contain the mineral magnesium, mixed with fragrant, relaxing essential oils such as lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood.
I’ve been using them for a couple of weeks and not only do they smell divine, but I’ve been getting less bouts of restless legs come bedtime.
Perfect Night’s Sleep Body Butter and Real Luxury Body Butter are both £36 from neomorganics.com