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Your cruelty-free sleep plan sorted

Savour your slumber with these beauty sleep products and hacks for the perfect night’s rest

Your cruelty-free sleep plan sorted

1. Haoma Night Mist, £34, haoma.co.uk

The comforting aroma of this easy-to-use spray will help take you into a peaceful state so you can enjoy an uninterrupted rest. For best results, spray onto your pillow and leave to dry before going to bed.

3. Kiss The Moon After Dark Face Oil, £48, kissthemoon.com

Wake up feeling radiant by applying a few drops of this bottle of glow-enhancing oil before bed. It unleashes the rejuvenating power of rose and rosehip seed oil to boost skin renewal, and leaves you looking beautiful for the entire next day.

7. ThisWorks Sleep Plus Dream Body, £25, thisworks.com

Give your skin an intensive shot of anti-ageing moisture with this body cream. Working while you sleep, the moisturiser targets dry areas that need extra attention, with its natural blend of pure oils and skincare actives such as retinol and amino acids.

Tiina Hoffman, exercise physiologist and wellness expert at Firstbeat (firstbeat.com), shares her tips for a great night’s rest...

Perfect your pre-bed routine

If we go through the day without taking any breaks, we can’t expect our body to magically shut down. Adopt good habits, such as taking regular screen breaks, getting fresh air, eating wholesome food, exercising and staying hydrated. Just before you go to bed, make sure you do a relaxing activity, like reading a book, knitting or listening to calm music, as this will help you switch off.

Exercise, but the right kind

Although I’d encourage doing meditation, yoga or going for a walk in the evenings, I’d recommend staying away from high-intensity exercise. This gets your heart rate too high to allow your body to recover and relax enough for sleep. The effects of this can last between 2-4 hours, so if you must exercise late in the evening, reduce the intensity of your workout.

Think about what you're eating

Try to avoid caffeine and heavy proteins into the evening, as any form of stimulant will raise your heart rate and keep your body active. Instead, opt for easily digestible carbohydrates which will release energy slowly, and help you to wind down. It goes without saying, but alcohol is a no-no – even if you sleep for 12 hours after drinking, it is unlikely to be a good quality of sleep.