Getting a better nights sleep | AD Spon

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We are supposed to get a full 8 hours of sleep a night. There's a lot of us that will get that, but only by 
having weird sleeping patterns, and the others don't actually get 8 hours sleep at all. We all know how 
miserable and irritable we get if we haven't had a good nights sleep, so why aren't we making changes to 
get a better nights sleep. Since lockdown my sleeping pattern has become a mess, so when Feather and 
Down sent me some products, I knew it was finally going to improve! 

"We spend one third of our lives sleeping, so invest wisely ."

My biggest tip to help you get a better nights sleep is to put your electronics to one side and read
Anytime I pick up a book, no matter what the time, I immediately get sleepy about 30 minutes into it. 
Being on your phone keeps your brain constantly active and engaged, never switching down. Exposure to 
the blue light from your screen can affect your body clock and is the reason you feel more tired when 
there's natural sunlight. You should turn your phone off at least 30 minutes before you go to bed. In a 2009 
study is was shown that as little as 6 minutes of reading before bed can help improve insomnia and reduce 
stress. Reading before bed has been proven to be more relaxing that music and having a cup of tea.

Setting the environment for sleep is so important. From the noise and lighting to the quality of your 
bedding. If you happen to live in a busy area and struggle to sleep you can try earplugs or a white noise 
machine. I personally don't mind a little bit of noise when sleeping as I've got used to it over the last 21 
years. Lighting is a huge thing when sleeping. I recommend purchasing a black out blind, even if you can 
sleep with light, because if you wake up to direct sunlight on your head you will be more prone to 
migraines (I learnt this the hard way). I cannot express how important good quality bedding is. We all 
know how miserable we get when we go on holiday and sleep on a hard mattress. Invest in a good quality 
mattress as they should last around 8 years and will make such a difference to sleeping. People think they 
shouldn't invest in bedding as we just sleep on it, but imagine you have a teddy duvet set, it's the only set 
you own, and you have to sleep on that in the summer. Imagine how miserable you will be. Invest in good 
quality bedding, it doesn't have to be expensive but have a look round before buying the first you see. 

"Research shows that lavender increases the brain waves that are associated with
 relaxation as it works as an anxiety reliever and a sedative to help calm you down."

I am a night time bather, it's something I love to do and hate when I go somewhere to find there's no bath. 
Obviously I do shower, but theres something so relaxing about taking a nice hot bubble bath. I love to use 
a bunch of products in my bath including bath salts, essential oils and bath oil to milk* to help set the 
scene. The bath oil to milk in infused with the same camomile and lavender, as their other products, to 
provide a sense of relaxation whilst also softening and smoothing the skin.

Up until everyone the Lush sleepy body lotion, became everyone's favourite I would've never thought how 
a body product can improve your sleep. The soothing body oil* reduces stress and anxiety by decreasing 
muscle tension to improve relaxation. This helps to soothe the skin, seal in moisture and calm your senses 
as it has a luxurious blend of essentials oils, camomile and lavender. Spray a small amount directly onto 
your skin and let it soak in to give a sense of pure relaxation.

One of Feather and Down's products I've always wanted to try is their all purpose sleep balm*. This is a 
blend of essential oils and vitamin e which creates a calming fragrance to use on your pulse points. 
Massaging this on your pulse points (wrists, temples and neck) makes it last longer due to the beat of your 
heart. This is so easy and quick to use that it fits perfectly into your night time routine, and leaves you 
wondering how you had a good nights sleep before this. 

The best and most known product to help you get a better nights sleep it to use a pillow spray. There are 
so many pillow sprays available, and range in price, but my favourite this is by far my favourite I've tried. 
This is also available in the 'breathe well' formula, which is enriched with tea tree oil, peppermint and 
eucalyptus to soothe and cool the airways whilst you sleep.


This is an product only AD in partnership with Feather and Down.This post does contain gifted items (marked with an Asterix)  See disclaimer page for more information.


  1. I’d love to try this sleep spray. Reading before bed has made a massive difference for me

    1. It's amazing, you can pick it up in Boots! x

  2. I love this brand! I use their pillow mist and I have the shower cream too, I would love to try the bath oil. I'll have a look for the breath easy mist as that sounds really nice.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  3. I’m not a fan of lavender but it’s amazing for making me sleepy!

    1. I'm the same, but it's perfect at night time x

  4. I absolutely swear by Feather & Down for a good night's sleep! They're all I will use!