8 Products To Help You Sleep When You're Stressed From Work

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Sleep is as important to our bodies as eating, sleeping and breathing and is vital for maintaining healthy mental and physical health. As well as banishing your under eye circles, sleep helps your heart, weight, mind and more. A lack of sleep can cause illnesses such as depression, hormone imbalance, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Despite this, it is very common when experiencing stress that people find it difficult to fall into a good night’s sleep - we’ve all been there. Often at night our minds run wild with us, we think of everything worth worrying about which makes it near impossible to relax and fall asleep.

But of course, lack of sleep will lead to you being less productive and more ‘moody’ at work which will most likely lead to more stress… So, to bust the stress and get a good night sleep once and for all, we’ve listed 5 amazing products which may help you get a good night’s rest.

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1. Eye mask

As humans, we are designed to sleep in the dark and darkness is esentiall for a good nights sleep. The absence of light sends a signal to the body that it is time for rest, allowing you to fall in to a deep sleep. Exposure to light at the wrong times can alter your internal “sleep clock” which will confuse your sleeping patterns and disrupt your sleep. Investing in a sleep mask will ensure all light is blocked out including moonlight to allow you to have a good nights sleep! You can buy our favourite silk eye mask here.

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2. Ear plugs

Ear plugs will ensure noise ( another main factor that causes a lack of sleep) doesn't prevent you from nodding off. So, if you’re feeling stressed and struggling to sleep, try popping in some earplugs. However, bare in mind that some studies do show that regularly wearing earplugs can cause earwax to build up or become impacted which can lead to a constant ringing in your ears, pain or even hearing loss. So be sure to insert them carefully and try not to make it an every night habit. Available to buy here! 

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3. Essential oils

Essential oils are what give plants their distinctive smells and when extracted, provide a variety of health benefits - one being to improve your sleep. There are a variety of different oils that can help you sleep better but some of the most popular ones are Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Rose and Frankincense. Our personal fav is Lavender - get yours here! 

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4.Maternity pillow

Ok, so if you’re pregnant then this one is definitely for you! But if you’re not...  It can still be a game changer (believe it or not). Although designed for pregnant women, pregnancy or ‘V Shape’ pillows can make for a much comfier sleep! Research has shown that improving your sleeping position is one really effective way to improve your sleep. So, If you’re a stomach sleeper, this can be particularly useful as it can allow you to sleep comfortably on your side rather than your stomach - which can cause huge strain on your back and disrupt your sleep. Purchase here. 

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5.Magnesium Spray

When the body’s level of magnesium is too low, it makes it harder to stay asleep. Incorporating Magnesium Spray into your nighttime routine will instantly relax your senses, relieve muscle tension and cramping to naturally aid a deep, restful sleep. A great one for this is the 'Better You Magnesium Oil Goodnight Spray' 

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6. Fit bit

Each night the body goes through different sleep cycles - light sleep and deep sleep. Using its heart rate and sensitive motion detectors, a FitBit can measure the time you are spent in each stage of sleep - as well as your time awake. This will allow you to monitor your sleep and see if you are getting enough quality sleep. It also encourages you to set a regular ‘bed time’ and ‘wake time’ - something which research shows leads to a better quality sleep. If you realise you are not getting enough sleep, it will give you tips and tricks on how you can improve. You can purchase the one we have and use everyday here! 

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7.'This Works' Pillow Spray

This Works Pillow spray is clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, and wake up more refreshed by helping to reduce any stress or anxiety before you nod off! 89% of users found they fell asleep faster than normal and 98% of users felt more refreshed in the morning. Give it a try! Purchase here.

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8.Pukka Night Time Tea

Pukka Night Time Tea is blended to help soothe you into a restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Pukka Night Time Tea is naturally caffeine free, 100% organically grown and ethically sourced making it the perfect bed time drink! Buy yours here. 

Do you have any useful tips on getting a good nights sleep? Let us know in the comments!

Remember we welcome any questions! Dm me! - @lucyhitchcock_ @sassydigital