Now more than ever I've become very precious about my sleep, I simply can't burn the candle at both ends and expect to function properly anymore. So I've become quite strict with myself in ensuring I get plenty of early nights to guarantee a solid 8 hours a night.
Getting to sleep however, is not always that easy when I'm really tired. I become like an overtired toddler and really struggle to get off to sleep. I've learnt now to recognise this and try and practice as many good pre-bed time habits as I can - no alcohol, warm bath, no iphone reading, a quiet, tidy bedroom - anything to calm my mind and body down.
So I was super happy when I found out this week I'd won one of Long Barns Natural Lavender Pillow Sprays, kindly nominated by an old school friend in a competition Long Barn ran on their Facebook page. Something else in my armour to banish sleep time blues!
Made from their own lavender essential oils, a gorgeous calming spray
to help you sleep easy and its compact size means I can take
it with me when I'm away.
I'm a huge fan of their Aromatherapy candles and this one made with
their own lavender and bergamot smells beautiful and helps create
a calming ambience in my bedroom. I couldn't resist treating myself
when I popped by to pick up my pillow spray!
For an extra special treat, I also love their Massage Oil. A wonderful
blend of neroli, orange, lavender & rosemary. A little shoulder and
neck massage from Mr LMLD helps relieve the stresses of the day.
Wishing you all a restful weekend and don't forget to turn those clocks back!
PS - If you find yourself in or near Alresford this weekend or Half Term, do pop into Long Barn. Their shop is brimful of the most gorgeous blankets, hats, scarves & gloves all perfect for cosying up in now that Autumn is firmly here & gorgeous Halloween treats!
PPS - for more tips on sleeping easy, I like this article from my favourite Life Coach Jacqueline Hurst