A good night’s sleep can work wonders in improving our well-being. Sleep deprivation leaves us feeling flat and being snappy with loved ones as well as it seriously reducing our memory power. It increases our susceptibility to serious illness, anxiety, premature ageing, not to mention how it grows our appetite and slows our metabolism. We need 8 hours, but sometimes it's hard to find the time or settle our mind as it races from overload or anxiety.
A Nourishing Sleep: Duration, Continuity & Depth
A LITTLE FIND has some wonderful sleep aids to help you reduce your family's sleep debt. Our aromatherapy based sleep aids help to achieve a deep sleep that restores your calm, balance and overall performance. For millennia wise women have used essential aromatherapy oils, which are now being championed in scientific reports. For example, lavender lowers blood pressure and reduces the heart rate and skin temperature, all elements that make up a deep and restful sleep. These essential oils work the same way biochemically as anti-anxiety medication, to relieve the feelings of stress, relax the body, quieten and comfort the mind as they lull you to sleep.
3 Favourite Sleep Aids for Adults
Deep Relax Rollerball. Aromatherapy Associates
Our favourite aid to sleep when travelling is Aromatherapy Associates' Deep Relax Rollerball. It fits easily into the smallest of bags and bolsters you when you are feeling at your lowest ebb at the end of a stressful day. The fine blend of Morrocan Wild Chamomile, Vertivert and Patchouli help you to regain a feeling of confidence and emotional wellbeing.
Relax Me Life Kit, Therapie Roque ONeil
Time is so precious. Relaxing when you're busy and overtired can be hard especially when body and mind are in overdrive. Therapie Roque ONeil's 'Relax Me Kit' offers a deep and conscious way to make a connection with your self again and help you to unwind and release tensions. It includes Himalayan Detox Salts, Protect Bath & Body Oil and a fragrant non-GM soya 'Pure Candle', superb value for money!
Sleepcycle Pillowcase, Skin Laundry
Number 7 of the 10 Commandments to Healthy Sleep is comfortable bedding and anyone who has endured a scratchy aeroplane or sleeper train pillow knows the lack of a soothing pillowcase makes deep sleep impossible. Skin Laundry's 300 thread count cotton pillowcase is perfect to pop into your bag, and its coating of silver ion has an anti-microbial effect that makes it perfect for journeys.
Favourite Sleep Aid For Children
Portable Mini Night Lights, A Little Lovely Company
Two rules of the 10 Sleep Commandments for children are regular bedtime hours and eliminating unnecessary light which inhibits their self-soothing hormone melatonin. Many children need the reassurance of light to nod off to which is why having a timer switch of 15-minutes on this night light is superb for their balance as well as reducing the impact of batteries on the environment.