ANNABEL RIVKIN’S CABINET OF WONDERS
No one loves a sleep bore, but there comes a point in life when sleep gets very, very sexy. When sleep is what you desire, what you fantasise about, what you plot and scheme to get. Unbroken, deep, calm, restorative sleep. Alert, refreshed, wide-eyed, raring-to-go mornings.
One bad night is par for the course, but when you find yourself turning off the light and dreading what the night will hold? When each wakeful pocket of the wee small hours feels like a ‘f*** you’ and every sluggish, black-ringed, overwhelmed morning starts to erode your capacity for joy? Well, that’s when you start looking for solutions.
Lavender on the pillow, drops, sprays, mists? Nonsense. Late-night yoga? Tried it and slept laughably badly. Sleepy tea? Oh, please. A 20-minute soak in a bath with Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts? A night of almost indecently gorgeous slumber followed by a day of calm goodwill. Pleasingly pink, the salts glitter at the bottom of the tub until you hop in and swirl them around. There is a faint whiff of aromatherapy but you’re not in this for the smell. This isn’t a bubbling, oily, fragrant situation, it’s a different kind of indulgence. It’s taking the time to let the energy in the crystals balance the energy in your body. And perhaps mind. And even spirit. Sleep well, my beauties. Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts, £37, at cultbeauty.co.uk
Pleasingly pink, the salts glitter at the bottom of the tub