Wednesday, 22 February 2017

My nocturnal days have somewhat subsided since I was 18 and staying up until 4am and then waking up at lunch time, but even now I'm not one of those people who can shut everything off at 10pm and fall asleep in 5 minutes - I question how people actually do this. I'm also anaemic which means I'm pretty much tired all the time. I know a good night’s sleep is something a lot of young adults struggle with, so I've collaborated with Kalms to provide luxurious giveaway! 


Kalms Night and Kalms Night One-A-Night are traditional herbal medicinal products used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, exclusively based on long standing use as a traditional herbal remedy - Contains Valerian Root. Always read the leaflet. 

To offer assurance that Kalms Night meets the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) requirements, the Certification Mark can be found on the product packaging. 


1. Switch off. We're told over and over again to switch off all electronics at least an hour before bed, but even when I'm reading a book I still find myself checking my phone for messages. I now try and set my alarms etc. at 11:30pm and then leave my phone on my other desk and read for an hour. It definitely helps and gives your eyes a rest. 

2. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. This is something I still struggle with, mainly because I'm only in university twice a week so for the rest of the week I don't see any point in waking up at 9am. However if I don't, I'll be up until 2am again and the cycle continues.

3. Avoid caffeine after 5pm. For all you coffee lovers, all this is going to do is have you tossing and turning in bed until 3am. Go for herbal teas in the evening if you still fancy a hot drink before bed.

4. Spray lavender on your pillow. This seems to have been clinically proven, I guess you could also cover yourself in lavender oil? It leaves you feeling more relaxed and peaceful.

5. Try sleep sounds. I've started using 'harbour seagulls and ocean waves' whilst I sleep, so I can pretend I'm sleeping in a beach house in Florida instead of rainy England. My sister's caught on with it too now so it must be somewhat useful (pair with an eye mask for ultimate immersion). 


Now for the exciting bit, one of you will be winning a good nights sleep kit which includes a Lumie body clock, Whittards hot chocolate (this is delicious), Baylis & Harding bubblebath and a moleskine notebook. There are three ways to enter below - by liking my facebook page, twitter account or leaving a comment below on what time you go to sleep and wake up (because I'm curious). 

T&C: This is a promotional giveaway in collaboration with Kalms. Entrants must be 18+ and have a UK address. The prize is one hamper as detailed above to be sent to the winner directly from the prize 

Sponsor: The winner will be chosen within 5 days of the competition ending and has 28 days to acknowledge their win. Please allow 28 days for delivery. Should any issues arise I will do my utmost to help resolve this. The competition will run from the 15/3/17 to 15/4/17 Please make sure to enter all options carefully and fully, any incorrect entries will be void, I do check.

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♡ GS ♡


  1. I go to bed and wake up when my mummy tells me to, I don't get to decide :(

  2. I try to go to bed at around 10.30pm and my alarm goes off about 7.30am, takes a few snoozes and stretching before I actually get out of the bed though..

  3. I go to bed at around half 10 and wake at 6! I always really struggle to get up at that time, as I'm really more of a night owl. I miss being able to get stuff done at 3am as I maintain that that's when I have my best ideas!

  4. I normally go to bed around 11 and wake up at 7 for 9 o'clock starts at uni but I do love a good lie in every now and then :)

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  6. I sleep when the baby sleeps 😴😂

  7. I go to bed when we've stopped talking to each other on whatsapp haha! I don't have a set time to wake up, usually quite late ..

  8. I normally go to bed at around 11/12 and wake up at 8 when I'm at home but since I've come to uni I have a really bad sleeping routine; I probably have the worst room in Halls as I'm on the ground floor right by the main door, so I tend to go to sleep whenever there's not any noise �� And I have mostly 9am lectures so I'm still up just as early xxx

  9. I go to bed at around 10 depending on what horrific time I've got back from work and whilst my alarm is set for 6:15 I don't usually manage to drag myself out of bed until 7. Joys of being a proper adult ��

  10. I go to bed about 11 and wake up a number of times in the night when my two year old thinks it's most funny. I'm not sure what a good nights sleep is! Gone are the days one could press a snooze button xx

  11. i try to go to bed around 10:30 but it never works so i usually go around 11. i then wake up at 7:30 and get ready to do it all again:)

  12. I sleep at a sensible 7.30pm and wake at a yet again sensible 7.30am xx

  13. Sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am


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