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!
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 Aria Modal pyjamas from John Lewis offer a cosy, comfortable option for cooler night.
- One of Liz’s favourite pyjamas comes from this inspiring brand – Siân Esther. Siân Esther was launched as a British pyjama brand, to provide women with effortless and elegant nightwear that was traditional and yet fun. Enjoy a 15% discount with code LIZLOVES at checkout.
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.
Born from UK healthcare, Mammoth are experts in helping people feel better. For decades they have eased every day aches and pains and witnessed first-hand the unrivalled healing and health potential of their NHS award winning work. They are highly experienced in selecting the very best materials for their mattresses and expertise specifically designed to do you good. Technologies and know-how that are scientifically tried, tested, and approved by world leading experts and professionals. They have done the hard work so you don’t have to.
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.
Life Armour creates supplements made with 100% natural ingredients that work in harmony with your body to restore vitality and health. Liz love 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.
Magnesium can also help us to sleep. Take a supplement in the evening two hours before bedtime. 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 opts for
Destress with journalling and gratitude using The Five-Minute Journal – it is the simplest thing you can do to start and end your day happier. It helps you focus on the positive and become more mindful. Discover how you can make the most of each day in just five minutes!
Treat your skin
A great way to nourish tired-looking skin is using a rich balm. Liz loves the great female-founded brand LBB skincare, and particularly rates the brand’s ultra-hydrating, multi-tasking stick balm called A-Game. This is a multi-tasking and versatile travel-friendly stick balm that melts on contact with skin. It revives and restores radiance to dehydrated and dull-looking skin.
Popping a rich skin balm onto your hands is also ideal at bedtime as it has a chance to really soak in and rehydrate your hands. Liz loves this beautiful balm from Isla Apothecary for her hands.
Block sound and light
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 a silk 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 made from pure silk so as not to mess up hair or leave creases on the skin. Silk also helps skin to stay hydrated as it won’t absorb face creams. Liz has this mask from Holistic Silk.
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.