21 Habits Our Editors Rely on for a Good Night's Sleep

After a night I spent tossing and turning due to even the tiniest noise in my flat keeping me awake (and the fact that my neighbours' boiler sounds like the engine of a jet plane), I'm dedicating my morning to bringing you a roundup of the best products and habits to aid a better night's sleep, as approved by the Who What Wear UK editors.

I'm not going to claim these are all life-changing, but there's something lovely about spritzing a lavender pillow spray onto your bedlinen or swapping your cotton pillowcase for a silk one. Even if I can't guarantee you won't still be counting sheep, these tips will help you start to unwind after a busy day. Who knows? You might even find a serious game-changer here.


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Mica Ricketts, Deputy Beauty Editor

Elinor Block, Assistant Editor

Emily Dawes, Freelance Branded Content Editor

"I like to keep as much of a routine before bed as possible. I have a peppermint tea and then after properly cleansing my face I always apply a relaxing, nice smelling face oil like Aurelia's Probiotic Cell Repair. Then I spray a lavender pillow spray (heaven!). I'll usually drift off to an audiobook - you can't beat Stephen Fry reading the Harry Potter books!"

Emma Spedding, Editor

Joy Montgomery, Shopping Editor

"I'll be honest with you, I'm not a good sleeper, and my brain tends to switch on the moment my head hits the pillow. The sliver lining is that I'm now a sleep expert, and have tried every remedy and technique under the sun. Honestly? The three things that have actually helped are as follows: Firstly, download a meditation app: Headspace is my fave. Secondly, buy yourself a pretty notepad and offload all your thoughts and worries onto it just before you go to bed. Thirdly, I don't own a bath (sob), but whenever I get the chance I'll soak in Epsom bath salts about 30 mins before I tuck myself in. Oh, and also don't get into bed until you're actually tired. That's all!"

Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief

Shannon Lawlor, Contributor

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Mica Ricketts