We’ve mapped out three steps (think: linens, scents and skincare) that will help improve sleep and keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. Just remember, keeping a routine is the key to success.
Picture this: it’s 11pm and you’re attempting to drift off to sleep. Your mind is racing and you’re finding it difficult to turn off and tune out. You have tried counting sheep, scoffed down a cup of herbal tea, and – maybe – the odd yoga pose to help get some “zzz” (savasana, anyone?). Well, when these methods seem to fail to give you that wonderous Sleeping Beauty-esque night’s rest, look to introducing a new night-time regime to up the ante. We’ve mapped out three steps (think: linens, scents and skincare) that will help improve sleep and keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. Just remember, keeping a routine is the key to success.
#### Step 1: Upgrading your linens
One third of your life is spent sleeping, and with a statistic like that, it only makes sense to invest in luxury linens. We suggest moving away from cotton-based pillowcases and opting for silk – our favourite? [Slip](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/brands/slip). It produces the softest silk products that help to aid sleep and promote a variety of beauty benefits; from anti-aging (it absorbs less beauty products than its cotton counterpart); anti sleep crease (reduces friction and “drag”); and anti-bed head (hair is less sticky on silk, leaving hair health optimal). To start, select the [silk pillowcase](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/wellbeing/sleep-solutions/pure-silk-pillowcase-queen/2530010593165.html), then move onto an [eye mask](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/wellbeing/sleep-solutions/sleep-mask/2530010500880.html) and [hair scrunchies](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/haircare/hair-accessories/hairbands/large-silk-scrunchies/2530010504222.html), depending on desired result.
#### Step 2: Introducing dream-inducing scents
Now that you’re armed with a new silk pillowcase, double up your pillow’s duties with a sleep-inducing pillow mist. [Neom’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/wellbeing/massage-and-aromatherapy/tranquillity-pillow-mist/2530000454414.html) is great to help kickstart sleep – it’s packed with lavender, chamomile and patchouli, which all help calm the mind, body and soul. If you prefer a scent that will fill the room, [Neom’s Tranquillity Candle](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/fragrance/candles-and-diffusers/candles/tranquillity-sleep-1-wick-scented-candle/2530000454438.html) is a great place to start. Light it before you begin your evening ritual and prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep.
#### Step 3: Sleeping Beauty skincare
Our skin cells rejuvenate quicker overnight, so opting for a skincare regime that is packed with powerful ingredients is ideal. Work in products that help to aid sleep, such as [Spacemask’s Self-Heating Eye Mask](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/masks/self-heating-eye-mask---box-of-5/2530009320741.html). (The heat around the orbital bone will help eyes to tire.) And look to a face oil and overnight mask to supercharge moisture into the top layer of your skin for plump skin the next morning.