Catch those Zzzzs

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It's something we take for granted but a whole lot depends on getting good sleep. If you're burning that candle and missing out on zzzs, it can have a impact on your health, mood and can even affect your wellbeing long-term.

Taking the time to relax and prep for bed, along with grabbing some sleepy time essentials can make all the difference. From a bit of phone tech to aromatherapy-infused treats this bedtime kit contains six things that will make you sleep better.

Reversible Lounge Sleeping Mask, €19, & Other Stories

If you’re room isn’t dark enough at night, grab a sleep mask to help you nod off. This one from & Other Stories is reversible, so it’s basically two for one. (Also essential for any sneaky disco naps during the day: instant lights out!)

Luna silk pillowcase, €39, Luna By Cara

A silk pillowcase is the height of luxury and usually has a price tag to match. We’ve found an affordable option though: the Luna silk pillowcase which you can get in Cara pharmacies. It’s pure silk but comes in at half the price of fancier brands. 

Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist, €20, NEOM

The entire Scent to Sleep range from NEOM is worth a try but we do love this pillow mist. It’s packed with English lavender, chamomile & patchouli plus 11 other essential oils. Spritz it on your pillow, then lie down and breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds and slowly out through your mouth for 11 seconds.

Sleep Body Butter, €13.95, Sanctuary

Some relaxing skincare prep before bed can really make a difference. Take a warm bath, then slather yourself in this body butter. It’s got sweet almond oil and calming lavender oil in there to help encourage relaxation, while shea and cocoa butter keep skin soft and supple.

Lavender and Chamomile Soy Wax Candle, €58, Votary

Candles are great for creating a relaxed mood but it’s worth investing in one that is full of aromatherapy benefits that will actually have a real effect. This gorgeous one, in black glass, by Votary is made with eco soy wax and lavender, rose and chamomile essential oils.

The App: Sleep Cycle

If you're find it hard to get to sleep, or wake up, a smartphone app can help you train yourself.  This app analyses your sleep and gently wakes you at the best time, so you wake up feeling rested - or that's the idea, anyway.

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