Sleepless nights

Sleep is something I’ve always struggled with. I’ve never really had a problem with actually falling asleep, but staying that way has been more of the problem. Usually it’s been waking up multiple times throughout the night – whether that’s every couple of hours, or only a few times throughout the night, I can only recall a handful of times that I’ve gone to sleep in the evening and only woken up in the morning. Over the last couple of years I’ve tried to have blood tests to find out why I can’t seem to stay asleep, but only found a slight vitamin deficiency and was told that it was fine, as long as I was going straight back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. I only realised it wasn’t a ‘normal’ thing to constantly wake up when it came up in a general conversation a few years ago.

I’m always trying to decide whether my general attitude is that I am quite lazy, or if it really is more of an underlying sleep issue. Is the reason that I’m so tired in the morning because I just don’t want to get up, or is it because i’m waking up frequently throughout the night? And does it become a bigger problem when I no longer have the energy to do anything after a full day at work?

Holland and Barrett recently started releasing adverts on getting a better nights sleep, so I consulted one of their advisors and asked for some help. One of the products that I ended investing in was some 5HTP capsules, which I believe are designed to help you have a better nights sleep, with less interruptions throughout the night. Most of the reviews state that  they only start working after about two weeks of use, and I’m yet to see any real benefits in terms of how long I can stay asleep for. They also suggested that I buy some Cherry Juice – which cost quite a lot, and I have sitting in a cupboard, purely because i’m absolutely terrified of it tasting horrible! Together, they are supposed to be the perfect combination to battling sleep issues.

Olverum* kindly offered to send me a sample of their luxurious bath oils, and seeing as I was looking for ways to battle my sleeping issues, it was a great opportunity to see if there was anything else that might be able to work for me.

The incredible lavender scent hit me as soon as I opened the package, and its easy to understand why this can help you to relax for a sumptuous and unwinding night.

If you’re thinking of swapping the bath bomb for something a little more relaxing, a 250ml bottle of this luxurious bath oil costs £48.00 and is enough for 50 baths. Just a few drops in your bath, (around 5ml) allows the blend to ease stress and relax tension for the perfect unwinding soak.

I’m unsure yet as to whether sumptuous bath oils will help me to unwind – after my bath I definitely felt like I had a well deserved rest, but I’m not sure as to whether it’ll leave me feeling less ‘stressed’.

Overall, I’m not really sure if my sleeping patterns are just something that I will have to learn to deal with, or if I have an issue that I need to look into further.

Have you ever had any sleep issues? Do you have any remedies I should try out?

Christina x

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