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Liz Loves: Sleep products for a restful night

Many of us struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Not only does this make us feel low the next day but it’s also been linked to a number of health conditions. Setting a nightly ritual really helps.

Liz shares some of her best sleep products that she personally uses at home to ensure better quality sleep. It really does make the world of difference!

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Sleep routine at home with Liz Earle

Sleep in style

Look for nightwear that is extremely soft and comfortable, with temperature-regulating properties. Modal blends are a good option for PJs, as the material is supremely soft, breathable and helps keep us cool in the summer and warm in winter. It also has good sustainability credentials. Here are a few of Liz’s favourites:

The comfiest pillow

When it comes to choosing the best sleep products, pay special attention to your pillow. Liz finds that a moulded Tempur-style pillow is the most comfortable and provides excellent neck support to aid better sleep.  Encase it with a silk pillowcase – not only incredibly smooth and comforting to lay your head, on but with the added beauty benefits of reducing sleep lines and wrinkles.
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Calm your mind

Keep calm and wind down with the scent of lavender. Simply sprinkle a few drops of essential lavender oil onto your pillow and don’t forget to use LIZOVES at Neals Yard Remedies for 15% off.
Life Armour creates supplements made with 100% natural ingredients that work in harmony with your body to restore vitality and health. Liz loves taking Life Armour’s Drops of Slumber before bedtime. These drops help to ease you into a deep, long and restorative sleep without any feelings of drowsiness the next day.

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Other calming supplements that Liz likes to swap into her evening routine include Phyto Nectars I am Rested, which utilises a blend of plants and mushrooms to encourage sleep. Liz also recommends BetterYou’s 5-HTP Lights Out Spray, which features a blend of 5-HTP, lemon balm and passionflower to support relaxation. Use LIZLOVES to save 15%.

Magnesium can also help us to sleep. Take a supplement in the evening two hours before bedtime, Liz currently takes theWild Nutrition magnesium supplement and when you use LIZLOVES you receive a 15% discount at Wild Nutrition. Magnesium is an essential mineral many of us in the UK fall short of due to food processing. It is safe to take and also helps reduce anxiety as well as improve sleep. Liz also lovse the Magnesium Body Lotion and Magnesium Sleep Bath Salts from Better You, a great way to help you relax and get your magnesium levels topped up before bedtime through your skin! Use the code LIZLOVES for 15% off at checkout.

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Treat your skin

Good skincare is integral to Liz’s evening routine. An effective cleanser is key for wiping away makeup and any pollutants her skin might’ve picked up throughout the day. Liz loves By Sarah’s Oil-to-milk Cleanser, which rapidly dissolves pollution, sunscreen and makeup – including waterproof mascara. Use LIZLOVES at checkout to save 20% off your order.

Liz loves to follow this with retinol. Beauty Pie’s Super Retinol (£20) is her go-to and can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and pigmentation. Use LIZLOVES at checkout to save £10 off your Beauty Pie subscription.

Block sound and light

Blue light – such as that emitted from our phones and screens – can help to boost our alertness and reaction times. While this can be helpful in the day, blue light can actually disrupt our sleep come nighttime. Ocushield’s blue light blocking glasses mean you can still catch up on your favourite TV shows, without compromising on quality sleep. Use LIZLOVES to save 20% off your order.

If, like Liz, you’re a light sleeper and sensitive to sound, these soft silicone ear plugs come highly recommended. They’re comfortable to lie on and give you a very quiet, peaceful night’s sleep (don’t panic, you’ll still hear your alarm go off!).

Sleeping in a fully darkened room is also important. Installing blackout blinds in your bedroom or using an eye mask can help you to fully switch off. The mask is especially useful when travelling or sleeping away from home. Liz’s favourite is by life armour and is made from 100% organic bamboo. The breathable fabric feels both lightweight and soft on the skin, helping you to drift off after a busy day. Use LIZLOVES to save 15% off your order at life armour.

Protect your jaw

Last but not least, if you’re a night grinder and get pain in your jaw, you’ll definitely benefit from a night guard to prevent tooth clenching. Liz has spent many years researching and trialling a number of different bite guards. She has found this simple, inexpensive and discrete style from DenTek to be one of the best sleep products.

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