1WIND DOWN BEFORE BED
A bath an hour before bed can induce sleep – the warmth raises our body temperature, which then drops once we’re out of the water. This cooling process kick-starts the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps us feel drowsy.
ADD… A handful of Epsom salts. These contain magnesium, a mineral that aids sleep and calms the nervous system. Lavender oil also helps. Add five drops to a full bath.
DO… Soak for 20 minutes to fully absorb the minerals. If you have time, shower first so that you’re clean when you get into the tub and don’t have to wash the salts away. TRY… Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, £7.99; Absolute Aromas Lavender High Altitude Essential Oil, £12.95; Tisserand Sleep Better Bath Oil, £8.95.