Wellbeing: How to sleep better and relax during difficult times

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How to sleep better and relax – wellness tips :

During these unsettling times, let us help you channel self-care, focusing on how to sleep better and relaxation tips too.

With the coronavirus causing unprecedented chaos and understandable worries, there’s never been a better opportunity for some simple tips and support.  Discover ways to sleep better and relax, or as best as you can, with our roundup of books, apps and fitness guides.


The Sleep Book:  How To Sleep Well Every Night by Dr Guy Meadows

Dr Guy Meadows covers a five-week plan within his book, tapping into intuitive techniques including mindfulness and specialist therapy. Known for his work at The Sleep School, Meadows has extensive experience working with clients on a one-to-one basis, as well as in clinic and at residential retreats. From £4.99 for Kindle version, How To Sleep Well Every Night by Dr Guy Meadows



Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky founded health and fitness programme, Centr. An app originally created to offer health and happiness help; this personalised digital platform gives you access to an online wellbeing community. With little to no gym equipment needed, it’s a place for at-home exercise routines, helping occupy body and mind, which can only be helpful for sleep too.


The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well: Everything You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Chris Idzikowski 

The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well- How to Sleep Better

A sleep guide with vital insight; learn about the science behind snoozing. Written by leading expert on sleep disorders, Chris Idzikowksi, you’ll find out why sleep is so crucial, alongside advice for fighting insomnia. Other useful tips and tricks cover the best exercise to assist with sleep, pre-bedtime routines and other remedies. From £3.99 for Kindle version, Everything You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Chris Idzikowski 


Ancienne Ambiance Goddess Neroli Water

How to Sleep Well | The benefits of Goddess Neroli Water

A gorgeously uplifting orange blossom scent, our Goddess Neroli Water is not only refreshing on skin, but also a calming mood-boost when used as a pillow mist. Spray across linens before bedtime or over the face to set make-up, for a fresh luxurious fragrance which will soothe and comfort you. Full of therapeutic benefits for the skin, I love inhaling the scent while drifting off to sleep also.

Exclusive Offer: Free Goddess Neroli Water worth £30 when you spend £100 and over, select code at checkout – ends 31st May 2020.


Soulhub Soulwalk Podcast

While exploring may be impossible at the moment, the Soulhub team who usually cover walking and talking therapy, also have a fabulous podcast, Soulwalk. Founded by psychotherapist and adventurer Carmen Rendell, the Soulwalk podcast charts the stories of individuals, recorded on walks in the beautiful British countryside. Relax and put your feet up while envisaging glorious coastlines and rugged scenery.


Calm App

A mindfulness and meditation app, balance your mind and harness a sense of wellbeing, with Calm. Comprising sleep stories, breathing techniques and meditation practices, you’ll find ways to channel peace when you may perhaps need it the most.



Helen Wilson-Beevers is a beauty editor and lifestyle writer (Glamour, Grazia). Follow Helen on Twitter or Instagram.

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Images: Douglas Kirkland, Amazon, Centr, Soundcloud, Calm


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