Comfort blanket, hot water bottle, foot bath, etc.
Autumn and winter are a time when many people suffer from cold feet. This makes falling asleep impossible, but it doesn’t need to be that way: woolly socks or foot baths provide some relief from cold extremities, while hot water bottles also provide heat for cold legs, belly cramps, sore backs or stiff necks. This welcome heat also promotes relaxation and wellbeing. Medicine and wellness all in one – what more could you want? These tips should go a long way to help you avoid difficulty in falling asleep and promote restful sleep.
Incidentally, the hot water bottle has existed in some form for centuries: ‘Heat balls’ made from gold, copper or bronze were filled with hot coals or hot iron, and were used in churches to warm priests’ fingers until well into the 18th century.
Whether with hot tea, bedtime reading, a pleasant fragrance or a hot water bottle – there are simple ways of ensuring relaxation at home with your creature comforts while improving the quality of your sleep in the long term. A good night’s restful sleep will also make it easier to start any grey autumn day.