Are you hoping for a Silent Night this Christmas?
Since becoming a parent I’ve almost got used to the broken sleep and early mornings. Almost but not quite. It’s got to the point now where I wake in the night even if the kids don’t wake me up and I dream of full nights sleep with no interruptions and waking up actually feeling refreshed and well rested.
Silentnight undertook some research that showed that only 1 in 4 parents actually got a good nights sleep. So it seems I’m far from alone in my desire to sleep well. They wanted to take the research further and see if some of the products on the market that hope to give you a better nights sleep actually work.
I was sent this adorable lavendar scented Owl eye mask from John Lewis to try to see if both the lavendar scent and blocking out the light would help stop me from waking in the night (well when the kids don’t wake that is!) The mask is cute and smells lovely. It is very thick and cushioned and has a soft strap. Sadly though I didn’t like wearing it, for me the weight pressing on my eye lids was uncomfortable and having tried it for one night I realised that personally this kind of eye mask didn’t help with my sleeplessness.
I do think some of these sleep aids do seem to help. The hubby has just tried a very simple, thin eye mask that has helped him to sleep better so it’s a case of trying them out to find the right one for you.
If you are struggling to sleep then I really hope you get some respite this Christmas season, here’s hoping that a Christmas wish for a Silent Night will come true!