TIPS FOR SWEETER DREAMS
SPRITZ A SOOTHING SCENT
Scents including lavender and camomile may help you sleep more soundly. While you can buy specially formulated pillow mists, try making your own by mixing a few drops of essential oil with water in a spray bottle.
CREATE A COSY OASIS
Sleep specialist Dr Justin Hundloe says environment could be a key factor contributing to a restless sleep. “Minimise light, noise and extreme temperatures in the bedroom,” he says.
SLEEP IN SOCKS
Wearing socks to bed may not be sexy, but research suggests keeping your toes toasty could help you drift off into dreamtime.
FOLLOW A RESTFUL ROUTINE
“Go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning,” Dr Hundloe says. “Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep — read a book, listen to music or take a bath. Avoid caffeine and alcohol within six hours of bedtime and avoid eating a heavy meal late in the day.”
LAY OFF THE NANNA NAPS
“Refrain from taking naps during the day and go to bed only when you are drowsy,” Dr Hundloe says.