An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep
If getting eight hours feels stupidly unachievable, bookmark this shopping list.
words Team Woo
Waking to less than stellar stats on your sleep app once again? When it comes to good physical and mental health, we know we need lots of sleep, but achieving and enhancing those eight hours, seven nights a week, can be a stress in itself. Whether you rely on counting sheep, COVID cases or a bedtime story read by the delicious, dulcet tones of Harry Styles, getting to sleep isn’t always easy. And staying asleep, well, that’s another matter altogether. If you’re overwhelmed with remedies and feel like you’ve tried every herbal spray, botanical tea and night light around, allow us to introduce our tried and tested edit of the ones that actually work…
Piglet in Bed
Dove Grey Bedtime Bundle
Ok, so it's not cheap, but this is without doubt, the most glorious thing you’ll ever sleep in. The bundle includes two sheets (one fitted, one flat), extra pillowcases and a duvet cover. Made from French flax linen, it doesn’t go stiff or crunchy in the wash, or require ironing (seriously, who has time?). It also keeps cool in summer and warm in winter -truly, the credentials and praise go on for as long as you’re willing to scroll.
Wake up the right way
Bodyclock Glow 150 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
Synchronising the body’s circadian clock, this device lulls you to sleep with fading blue light on an evening, signalling the body to produce drowse-inducing melatonin. In the morning, it emits light that stimulates a natural sunrise, in order to wake you up naturally and avoid the panic of an iPhone alarm–and a perforated eardrum.