Sleep is something that I’ve always struggled with. I usually struggle to fall asleep before 2am, and find myself tossing and turning all night before waking up in the morning still feeling as tired as I did when I went to bed. I’ve learnt a few tricks over the years that have helped me drift off into a much deeper sleep, which this Sunday night is something I need more than any other week, as tomorrow morning I start my new job!

Not being a morning person I’m fully prepared to wake up in the morning feeling a bit rubbish and wanting to roll over for ‘another five minutes’ snooze. To ensure I wake up feeling rested tomorrow morning I plan on taking a nice long bath to relax, followed by an early night. One of my favourite ways to relax in an evening is to light some of my favourite candles, and get into bed with a nice cup of tea and a book. I find if I ‘switch off from technology’ of an evening I find I get a better nights sleep. Although using my Kindle is still technically technology, I’m not staying up all night watching TV series on Netflix. I also like to spray my pillows and bedding with The Body Shop’s Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist helps to me to relax and calm down, as well as using Avon’s Sleeptherapy balm and This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less on my wrists and pressure points. All these techniques then help me to become more sleepy and relaxed, making it easier for me to drift off with a good nights sleep.

So tonight I’ll be getting into bed early, turning off my technology, and reading a good book ready to start my new job bright and early tomorrow morning!