Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Sleeping is something that hasn't been coming very easily to me since starting university. I can't get comfy, my mind won't settle or there's rowdy, drunken students under my window. So I've started making my bedtime routine more a ritual..

Very un-student like, I know, but I like to be in bed relaxing before 11pm - lately it's been around 9:30/10pm which is perfect! But I find sleeping so difficult, I just find it so difficult to drop off and either lay there wide awake or end up sitting up despairing. So here's my ritual before getting into bed.

Make your bed! I never make my bed in a morning, I just don't have time/effort/care to do it. But lets be honest, there's nothing nicer than a lovely looking bed to get into. So on goes the duvet with my tartan throw laid over.

Computer OFF. There's nothing more tempting than a computer to waste your time. Get it switched off.

Make up OFF, that's if I didn't do it earlier! I find giving myself a mini-facial extremely relaxing, so out come the balms, sprays and oils to get me ready.

Main light off, night light and candles on. Let's create a bit of ambiance up in here. My current candle of choice is the gorgeous Laura Mercier Roasted Chestnut Candle. For me, there's nothing more awful than the lights in my room. Getting them switched off instantly makes me sleepier.

Fill up a bottle with some fresh water and say goodnight to your flat mates. Me and Charlotte always say goodnight to each other, there's nothing worse than being distracted and having to get out of your nice, warm bed. There's also nothing better than walking into your gorgeously fragranced room that just looks so relaxing.

Get into your fresh sleep attire, apply your hand cream and lip balm and jump on in. I like to spray my This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray onto my bed sheets and pillows and slick some of the oil onto my wrists at this point so the smell isn't so over-powering when it comes to sleeping.

Time to relax. For me, this means get a bit of reading in and start finishing some texts off.

Lights out, candles out, eyes shut.

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  1. I need to copy this, I am a nightmare at night. I am like a child and would stay up till the early hours if I could!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. I really need a better night time routine, I'm up way too late. Though if I turned my computer off at 9pm I'd only have an hour of online time!

  3. This is so true, I used to be the same, but turning technology off definitely helps! I like to keep my phone charging on my desk away from my bed overnight, means I have to get out of bed to turn the alarm off in the morning too ;)

    Once you get into the habit you wonder how you used to stay up! Lovely post, really enjoyed reading it! :)
    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  4. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa


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