Did you know that 75% of adults are not getting a good night's sleep? I think that's pretty shocking, don't you? Got to admit I'm one of these people I'm so tired throughout the day then it comes to bedtime and I just can't settle. I've tried a warm bath, lavender products, resting with the lights down or a candle on and nothing has been helping. Recommended for adults is around 7-9 hours per night, while children is around 10-13 hours per night. I'm lucky if I get 5 hours a night - Yawn!
I completed a survey for Silentnight about my sleeping habits and they sent a Chillow for me to test out to see if it helped me sleep any better. A chillow is like a big coolpack but for your pillow to help you stay cool at night. The Chillow is activated once only by simply filling it with 4 pints of ordinary tap water. The water is fully absorbed into the patented, foam core of the Chillow. Once activated it will keep on working, so it's always ready for use when you need it. At first it was a bit hard to get used to but i thought it kept my pillow cool until morning. I think the fourth night of testing I think I only woke up once which is a record for me. I think the different feel to my pillow has definitely helped me to sleep better at night. I liked how its easy to clean with a wipe and that its ready to use and doesn't need filling every night.
My top sleep tips.
A warm bath, not too hot as it can wake you up.
Have time to wind down, turn the TV and computers off and maybe read a book.
Lavender products. Lavender oil in a burner & lavender sprays are great.
Turn the lights off and burn a scented candle.
Try to avoid any caffeine, tea, coffee or sugary drinks. These can keep you awake at night.