There are a few things you can do to optimise your sleep even further. Here's a few things to think about:
- How often do you wash your bed sheets?
It's recommended that bedsheets get washed once a week at a minimum to avoid the cumulation of bacteria. If you suffer with acne-prone skin, you should be washing your pillowcases every day to give your skin the best chance repairing itself.
- What distractions do you have around you?
Do you keep your phone right next to your bed? Is there a TV in your room for late-night Netflix marathons? Do your pets wake you up in the middle of the night by jumping on the bed? Consider reducing the amount of distractions in your bedroom to help you doze off into a restful sleep.
- Is your bedroom a calm, comfortable place?
There are many little things you can do to help make your bedroom a safe haven for relaxation and repose. Firstly, take some time to tidy up. If there's clutter all around you, your mind will struggle to de-stress and unwind.
Then, consider your bedsheets and other soft furnishings. Invest in something a little more luxurious than the cheapest synthetic fabrics and you'll feel the difference immediately.We’d recommend using a silk or satin pillowcase to help protect your skin and hair whilst sleeping. Silk and satin pillowcases help reduce friction when moving around at night, and prevent your products from absorbing into the fabric. A satin pillowcase not only feels amazing but can allow your moisturisers and serums to keep working their magic all through the night. Try it and wake up to smoother skin and untangled hair!
Last but not least, don't underestimate the power of smell! Buy some scented candles, set up an essential oil diffuser before bed, or make your own pillow spray using relaxing fragrances such as lavender and chamomile. You'll be asleep and dreaming in no time!