It’s World Sleep Day on the 18th March and we want to talk about sleep! Many of us struggle with sleep, in getting to sleep, getting enough sleep and with broken sleep… but did you know about how important it is?

Getting a great night’s sleep comes with some fantastic benefits.  As well as having a reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease, you may also experience…

  • Better weight management
  • Improved mental health and cognitive function
  • Improved energy and mood
  • Increased fertility and libido

A report for the British sleep council in 2013 showed that around 27% of us in the UK get poor quality sleep on a regular basis (with 5% saying that they sleep very poorly)

Sleep cures everything… that’s what I like to think anyway. I might be exaggerating slightly but it is true that sleep has a lot of impact on us … the quality of our lives, our skin, our thinking. One thing that a lot of sleep experts point out is that if you are struggling with getting a good nights sleep you should experiment with the big “switch off.” Basically, the idea is to switch off your gadgets and that includes your TV by the way, plus your phone, iPad, everything for at least one hour before bed. Along with this, creating a night time routine can also help you to get in the right mindset to get some rest… here are a few sleep inducing products to help you drift off!