Top Tip Friday | Sleepless Night

20th February 2015 by naffy

It is a well known fact that the majority of us lead busy lives. I often feel like there are not enough hours in the day. I have also gone to bed over thinking things which leads me to wake up feeling anxious and quite abruptly. I average around 5 1/2 – 6 hours sleep and in all honesty this is not going to change.

With this in mind I decided to focus on the quality of sleep I get rather than the quantity. I have been trying out some techniques which seem to be working so I thought I would share them with you.

Take your make up when you get home 
I love my skincare routine and enjoy taking my time doing it. When I have to take my make up just before bed, I always feel like I am in a rush, which just gets you worked up. I find it much calmer to take my make up off when i get home from work or whereever I have been before I get in my PJs and settle down for the evening.

Deep Sleep Stress Less Balm 
I talk a lot about the Deep Stress balm from This Works. Yes it might be a psuedo effect but I honestly think the calming scent it gives off helps me relax and settle down under the covers.

Write a to do list 
If I feel like I have a lot to do, one thing I find that helps me is writing a to do list. Breaking it all down stops me from feeling overwhelmed and allows my mind to ease up a little bit.

Go to bed half an hour before you want to sleep 
It takes me half an hour to actually get my butt in to gear and settle in. I always end up checking my phone or something or another so I try and say goodnight to my family half n hour before I need to go to sleep. This gives me enough time to get myself sorted and sleep.

Zone out from social media
So this is something I only recently started doing but I try my hardest not to check my Twitter or Facebook feed just before I go to sleep. Your mind needs to switch off and even when you put your phone down, your mind is playing on that tweet you have just seen.

Read a book or watch a Youtube video. 
Following on from my last point, I use that time instead to have some me time. Read a chapter of my book or catching up on a daily vlog from the day or earlier in the week. It relaxes me and just releases any of the days tensions.

All of these things allow me to go to sleep without feeling anxious or worried and I wake up a lot calmer and stress free.

These tips may sound silly to you and I honestly have no idea if any of you will find this useful but I hope it helps some of you who may find it hard to sleep at night. 

Lots of love
  • 21st February 2015 / Reply

    This is such an amazing post, I really need these tips as I struggle with sleeping so bad. I haven't tried the balm from This Works but I've tried the pillow spray and I love it! xxx

  • 21st February 2015 / Reply

    I very rarely have any problems sleeping as I'm always exhausted haha! I don't know how you cope on six hours, I need more like 9-10…

    Jess xo

  • 21st February 2015 / Reply

    Great tips! I always struggle to sleep trying to switch of before bed and using sleeping spray.


  • 21st February 2015 / Reply

    i need to keep the social media one in mind haha. i always end up finding blogs to read from it and sleep late. I'm trying to sleep early these days

  • 22nd February 2015 / Reply

    I find writing a to do list really helps! Great tips :)

    Frankie x

  • 22nd February 2015 / Reply

    Nothing beats a long hot bath for wiping me right out and helping me sleep like a baby!

  • 22nd February 2015 / Reply

    I never feel like I have enough sleep, I need to relax more before bed I think! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • 23rd February 2015 / Reply

    such an awesome post and i need to start following several of these!

  • 24th February 2015 / Reply

    I always try and not look at my phone before getting into bed, but Pinterest calls me and I am then pinning for hours x

  • 24th February 2015 / Reply

    I am hopeless at winding down before bedtime, it is the time when my mind races the most!

  • 25th February 2015 / Reply

    When it comes to winding down, I am completely hopeless! I keep reading on my phone or tablet and the blue light disrupts my sleep. :D. But, these are some great tips Naffy and will definitely try to follow them. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

    Priyanka (The Purplenista)