The clocks go back on Sunday 29th October, officially marking the start of winter. The good news is that we gain an extra hour in bed - the bad news is that the change can mess up your sleeping pattern in a big way. Thankfully, there are some amazing products on the market that help you drift off into the land of nod.
Feather & Down Bath Essence, £7
A bath is a great way to relax before bed; the rise in temperature as you immerse yourself into hot water causes your body to experience a cooling process in the aftermath, which will help you fall asleep faster. Feather and Down Sleep Dreams bath essence contains lavender and chamomile essential oils, which together build a soothing aroma to totally relax your body and helps calm your mind.
Elemis Life Elixirs Sleep Candle, £36
The right ambiance is imperative for a good night’s sleep, and the Elemis Sleep Candle is a winner. This sumptuous, musky candle is formulated with 12 pure essential oils, including soothing Patchouli, which encourages a deep sleep. And then there's the chic packaging - the glass holder would make a stylish addition to any bedside table.
GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Mask, £16
Prepping your skin before bed can be the ultimate wind-down ritual. The GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Mask is an effective firming treatment that delivers an instant tightening effect. When first applied, it appears as a white cream, but then changes to a unique chrome colour, which eventually peels away, leaving your skin renewed, refreshed and ready for bed!
Benenox Overnight Recharge, £12.50, Tesco
It’s not just lotions and potions which can help you have a great night’s sleep. The Benenox Overnight Recharge is a unique liquid supplement containing natural honey, Sustamine and Vitamin B6 that is designed to be taken before bedtime, to encourage a restful night’s sleep by supporting your body's stored energy levels, helping you rejuvenate cells overnight. Clever stuff!
This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, £26
Finally, This Work's Sleep Plus Pillow Spray is a an essential. The 250ml spray contains a soothing lavender blend, which is clinically proven to help you stay asleep for up to two hours longer! Simply spritz over your pillows, and prepare eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep.