The best products to help you sleep: From relaxing pillow sprays to calming bath floats

 

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Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done, and when I'm busy, be it with work or pleasure, a good night's sleep is the first sacrifice.

Even if I do manage to make it between the sheets at my usual time, a never-ending mental to-do list can mean sleep proves elusive.

Just like when settling a child, I find a bed-time routine is more helpful than any pharmaceutical sleep aid, and a soothing bath, a bit of light massage and a serene sleep environment can all help make drifting off easier.

Knackered Cow relaxing room fragrance

£18, cowshedonline.com

Worrying about a lit candle can keep sleep at bay, so using a spray with relaxing lavender and clarifying eucalyptus is a more safety-conscious way of scenting a room.

Sensual massage oil

£10, thebodyshop.co.uk

Warm a little of this tension-reducing ylang ylang- and patchouli-scented oil in your hands before smoothing away the tension in your neck, shoulders or lower back, leaving skin soft and moisturised.

 

Sleep + pillow spray

£25, thisworks.com

The lavender in this relaxing linen spray is treated so that it is released gradually throughout the night, meaning your slumber should remain steady and undisturbed and you'll wake refreshed.

Calming luxury bath float

£10, Sanctuary Spa, boots.com

Feeling too cold can keep you awake for ages, but sinking in to a warm lather should leave you feeling toasty, especially when it's fragranced with calming frankincense, patchouli and ylang ylang.

Calm to your senses body soufflé

£26, origins.co.uk

A little of this whipped, rich, buttery cream goes a long way – slowly stroke on to arms, legs and chest to enjoy the lavender and vanilla scent as you wind down for the night.

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