Most adults need 7 or more hours of good-quality sleep, however 1 in 5 people in the UK aren’t getting enough sleep. Sound familiar? With World Sleep Day on the 17th of March plus the clocks changing at the end of the month, we’ll be losing a precious hour of shut eye. Just like the rest of our bodies, our skin repairs itself while we snooze. There’s a reason we call it ‘beauty sleep’, the benefits of getting good quality sleep for your skin are endless and include fewer wrinkles (thanks to enhanced collagen production), a glowing complexion and brighter eyes, but it’s not always easy to switch off.
Here, we’ve rounded up some sleep products that are far from fluff, but instead hardworking formulas that support and encourage a restful night’s sleep…Zzzz.
Dreem Distillery Bed Balm, £75
Say goodnight to tension and stress with this muscle-relaxing salve made with arnica, lavender and CBD that soothes, heals, and melts away stress from your body while promoting sleep. Consider it a posh Deep Heat with sleep-inducing extras. Plus, it’s non-greasy so you don’t need to worry about staining your bedlinen.
Indi Rest Drops, £40
These peppermint-flavoured drops are a great way to promote a natural, non-drowsy sleep without feeling groggy the following day. Simply drop under your tongue with the pipette 30 minutes before bedtime, hold for 60 seconds and then let nature take its course. The drops contrain three of the most interesting and sought after ingredients, namely Ashwagandha, 5-HTP and L-Theanine – all of which are in there at a dosage which is proven to work, leaving you feeling calmer and more relaxed.
This Works Deep Sleep Body Whip, £25
This buttery whipped body cream helps to support natural night-time skin restoration with its super-hydrating non-sticky formula and award-winning Deep Sleep scent to improve the quality of your sleep – and your skin.
de Mamiel Anchor, £45
If you wake up frequently in the night, tossing, turning and unable to get back to sleep – which often leaves you feeling exhausted when morning comes around, warm this into your hands, take some deep breaths and rub on your wrists and decolletage to release a calming infusion of essential oils that sends you back into a slumber. Be warned, use it once and you’ll quickly become hooked.
Bamford Silent Night-Time Shower Oil, £30
This oil-to-milk formula packs a powerful punch of chamomile, lavender, and vetiver without being overwhelming. It leaves skin silky not slippery with a spa-like scent that lingers on your body (and in your bathroom!) while preparing you for some much-deserved shut-eye.
Tea & Tonic Inviting Sleep Halen Môn Bath Salts, £65
Add a generous scoop of these salts to your bath. With high concentrations of potassium, magnesium, and bromide to soften skin, release toxins and ease muscle pain. Bathe for 20 minutes to deeply relax muscles and promote a peaceful night’s sleep. Why the hefty price tag? The salts are blended in small batches for optimal freshness and potency.
The Body Shop Sleep Pillow Spray, £19
This calm scented mist, helps create calm before bedtime, helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality (clinically proven by the European Sleep Centre). The fact that 1 is sold every minute worldwide, is enough evidence that it does the trick.
Bramley Calming Bedside Reed Diffuser, £28
This bedside table essential combines soothing chamomile, yarrow, and palmarosa essential oils to deliver a delicate room fragrance that relaxes the body and quietens the mind at bedtime.
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Rollerball, £25
Frequent flyers do not leave home without this fragrant rollerball in your handbag. Packed with the same best-selling cocktail of ingredients from the Sleep range. Inhale for a moment of calm and/or run on pulse points and let the scent work its magic.
Spacemasks, £16.50 for 5
Slip these lightweight, air-activated, self-heating masks over your ears and eyes to soothe tired lids and relieve headaches. Disposable and recyclable making them a great travelling companion.
Kloris Sleep Patches, from £28
These discreet skin patches are infused with valerian, passionflower, and our premium CBD extracts. Simply stick one patch on your skin around 30 minutes before bed and get ready for the sleep of your dreams.
Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm, £21
Many of us put on hand cream as our last step in our skincare evening routine, so it makes perfect sense that Neom has created a hand balm to help us drift off to sleep. Combining cocoa butter, shea butter, lavender, chamomile, and patchouli, plus 11 other essential oils to keep hands hydrated and calm busy minds.
Westlab Sleep Salts, £9.99
Sprinkle some of these award-winning and best-selling salts in your tub to encourage slumber in the body. Packed with magnesium and infused with jasmine, and lavender essentials oils plus valerian to promote a soothing and fragrant peaceful sleep.
DIRTEA Reishi Mushroom Powder, The Calm Mushroom, from £35.99
If you’re an over-thinker or someone that struggles to ‘switch-off’ at night, ace your sleep with a cuppa. We know, not essentially a beauty product, but mushrooms are having a moment in the beauty world thanks to its medicinal powers. Reishi is proven to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, support the immune system, and promote deep sleep. 100% pure, fungi-powered goodness that makes a welcome change to your pre-bedtime chamomile tea!
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