How did you sleep last night?
Last year, Silentnight Beds carried out research which showed that only 1/4 of all parents are getting a good night’s sleep. I’ve been taking part in some research which is being carried out together with the Silentnight Beds Scotland office.
I used to sleep like a log, but recently a combination of work, family demands, a snoring husband and being of ‘a certain age’, has meant that I tend to wake several times a night and by morning I am often feeling tense and exhausted. So I filled in a survey of my sleeping habits and waited in anticipation of some interesting ‘sleep accessory’. Maybe it would be a special pillow, some sleep inducing tea, who knew?
When this bottle of Linen Spritz by Jennifer Young arrived, I wondered where on earth it had come from. I receive a regular flow of products to review but I couldn’t remember signing up to review a Linen Spritz, which I assumed was something to be used when ironing. As I thought more, it slowly dawned on me that this was my sleep accessory!
I duly sprayed this mixture of witch hazel, rosemary and lavender on my sheets and pillow every night for a week, much to my husband’s horror. However, the scent was not strong and it seemed to me that all it did was make my pillow damp. I can’t say that it made any difference to my sleep, some nights I slept well and others I woke several times, just as normal.
My own tips for a good night’s sleep
1. Put off the television and the computer an hour before you go to bed.
2. Don’t have a television in your bedroom.
3. Go to bed at the same time as your partner, so you don’t wake each other up.
4. Get a blackout blind to keep the early morning light out of your bedroom in summer.
I have no trouble with keeping to tips 2-4 but am guilty of staying on the computer far too late, so I should probably take my own advice and get off here for a good nights sleep!