It’s Sleeptember, and the coundown is on to getting a great night’s sleep on September 28. Stephanie Smith talks to Neom’s Nicola Elliott.
The first rule of beauty school is “get a good night’s sleep”, but for many of us, this can prove all too elusive.
Harrogate-based Neom Organics, which has a store in Victoria Gate Leeds, has designated this month as “Sleeptember”, and is currently counting down to the Neom Big Sleep Night on September 28.
The idea is that this becomes the ultimate night in and the chance to achieve a perfect night’s sleep for everyone. Before this happens, we have to identify our personal challenges to sleep. Neom founder Nicola Elliott says: “It’s about finding the little things that work for you. I like to read in bed every night, even if it’s just a chapter. This works because it makes me physically put down my phone, and it provides that perfect escapism to switch off from the day.”
In an ideal world, it would be beneficial to do an hour’s meditation before bed, she adds, but most of us simply cannot spare the time. “For instant relaxation. I turn to the tub first. A few drops of the Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath & Shower Drops into running water and I’m already on the path to sleep. Super-powerful oils hit you in an instant.”
The Perfect Night’s Sleep 3 Step Programme (£50) includes the Tranquillity Scented Candle, Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist and Nourish, Breathe & Sleep Hand Balm, which you massage into your hands, cup over your nose and mouth and breathe in through your nose for seven seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds.
Neom will be offering sleep tips through blog posts by Nicola and other sleep experts, plus in-store events and a Sleep School with complimentary 30-minute consultations at the Leeds store. where trained Neomologists will create a personal bedtime routine, pinpointing problems and challenges to sleep, and pass on their own tips and techniques that help them wind down at night.
To join the Neom Big Sleep Night on September 28, and find all the sleep tips, go to www.neomorganics.com/sleeptember.