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Why is sleep important for mental health?
When you’re sleeping well your mood massively improves. Now, we know that getting to sleep isn’t easy, so Tisserand Aromatherapy has come up with 5 simple tips to help you out.
Making even just one or two changes to your approach to sleep can make a real difference to the quality of your night.
5 tips for better sleep
Create a routine
Establishing a bedtime routine can help get your mind and body ready for sleep. Setting some time to unwind in the evening can help prep your body and brain for bed, even if you only have a few minutes to spare.
Clean off the day’s baggage
If you have more time you can use the Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Bath Oil or the Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Bath Salts for a warm bath to help melt away any tensions. To further relax the muscles and calm the mind, follow your bath with a self-massage using the Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Body and Massage Oil, warming the oil between your palms and massaging the skin in gentle, sweeping motions
Even with ‘nightshift’ settings, screens are a big sleep saboteur. Try setting a screen time curfew, or if you’re still struggling to stop scrolling through social media you can try putting your devices in another room.
Controlled breathing is a fantastic way to dissipate stress. Simply inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 7 seconds, and exhale for 8 seconds. Repeat until you feel more relaxed. To help with this the Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Pillow Mist can be sprayed around Into the air, around your body and onto your pillow and bed linen, to help you relax and prepare for a blissful night's sleep.
The best-selling Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Roller Ball can be applied to your pulse points at bedtime where it will gently release the fragrance and help you to stay asleep. It’s small size also means it can easily be stored in bags and purses for wellbeing on the go.
For a peaceful environment throughout the night, dropping 6 to 8 drops of Tisserand Aromatherapy's Sleep Better Diffuser Oil into an oil burner or diffuser will fill your room with the same relaxing aroma for as long as you want.
Don’t worry if your day was so busy that your sleep schedule slips, or if you miss a few days.
Habits can take a while to form, but short and simple practices can go a long way and building a successful sleep routine will have significant physical and mental health benefits, even if the routine takes a long time to establish.
The whole Sleep Better collection Combines 100% natural pure essential oils of soothing Lavender, warming Sandalwood and calming Jasmine– no synthetic parfums or fragrances.
Explore the whole award-winning collection at Holland & Barrett's website, which also cover Essential Oils, as well as other wellbeing themes like Total De-Stress, Calm and Happiness.
Last updated: 4 August 2022
The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.