Sweet dreams: how to get the best sleep of your life

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Sweet dreams: how to get the best sleep of your life

You've stayed up well and truly past your bedtime watching "just one more episode" of your new favourite show on Netflix, and now it's time to hit the hay. The trouble is, now you can't get to sleep. You're wired. You're lying there watching the clock tick over and over as it inches closer to your alarm time, and the more you stress out about it, the more you can't sleep. In days gone by, your only option was counting sheep. These days? You have a whole bunch of options to help you drift off into a peaceful slumber. And a whole bunch more to try before you go to bed, for the next time you stay up all night binging TV.

Before you go to bed

Whether you prefer to journal over a cup of sleepy tea, or take a hot bubble bath followed by a lavender spritz, there are lots of ways to prepare your body and mind for shut-eye.


Pictured, left to right: Kikki.K Sleep Journal book, LUSH The Big Sleep bath bomb, LUSH Sleepy shower gel, Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon cream from David Jones, L'Occitane Aromachologie Pillow Mist, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from MECCA, T2 Sleep Tight tea.

While you sleep

Create the ultimate bedroom set-up with tools like sound machines, essential oils and noise-masking sleepbuds to ensure you can fall asleep quickly - and stay there til morning!


Pictured, left to right: Aesop Catherine essential oil, Australian Geographic sound machine, Slip Sleep Mask eye mask from Sephora, Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds from Myer, Downtime Memory Rest pillow from Adairs, In Essence Ultra Sonic vaporiser from David Jones, Dusk Sleep Assist essential oil.

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