If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. A few small changes can make a difference:
1 And breathe …. Votary’s Lavender and Chamomile Pillow Spray can help you get a better night’s sleep. It makes your whole room smell beautiful, and peaceful. €45 at www.votary.co.uk and SpaceNK.
2 The Nature of Things Chamomile Essential Oil. Invest in a diffuser (from €40) and fill your rooms with high-quality essential oils from this small Irish company to enhance your mood. Lavender isn’t the only relaxing option – we’re trying chamomile, for its gentle calming effects. €25, www.thenatureofthings.ie
3 We’ve tried taking B vitamins and Rescue Remedy. Now we’re burning LIzzy Lane’s Cannabis candle with pure CBD essential oil and lime peel to help us wind down. €30, www.welldoublell.ie
And … Holistic sleep therapist Deirdre O’Connor believes “consistent broken or bad sleep can create physical, emotional and psychological problems. It’s vital to get to the root of the sleep problem and not let it get out of hand.” O’Connor has created The Sleep Coach package, in the relaxing surroundings of Cahernane House Hotel, Co Killarney from November 15–17. The two-night/three-day sleep offer incorporates practical tips and effective methods to optimise sleep, including stillness, somatic movement, restful yoga, mindfulness and deep-muscle unwinding, bringing you back to a quieter place to ready you for deep, restful and nourishing sleep.
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