6 steps to powering down
Struggling to de-stress? We have rounded up 6 of the best ways to unwind this autumn to help you unwind and power down. From our very own Night-Time Edit sleep box to sleep enducing whispers in the form of ASMR we recommend the best of the best to help you drift off more easily.
HIDDEN GEM – Jiva spa, London
Inspired by the ancient Indian approach to wellness, this underground spa means you could be anywhere on the planet. We didn’t just power down – we fully powered off!
From £75, taj51buckinghamgate.co.uk
BOX CLEVER – The Night-Time Edit
Need help winding down as you head to bed? Snap up BALANCE’s Night-Time Edit sleep box, which is packed with products to help you enjoy a one-way trip to the Land Of Nod. Well, it’s actually a return journey – we’re not suggesting you’ll slip into a coma or anything. In the box you’ll find pillow spray, eye gel, a sleep mask and much, much more.
ELECTRIC DREAMS – Silentmode
This terrific high-tech sleep mask is eye-waveringly new and could prove pivotal in helping you rest. It provides total blackout while training your nervous system to build your body’s natural relaxation mechanism with more than 1,000 minutes of cutting-edge audio therapy. If yet another long day feels like it’s taken its toll, strap on Silentmode and power down.
BETTERYOU – Magnesium Sleep Lotion
Because nothing says soothing like “magnesium chloride”. However, it works! Its lavender and chamomile formula helps quieten the mind and body, and relax tired muscles. It is ideal then for those who, upon climbing into bed, think, “Why do my legs ache as if I’ve completed Tough Mudder after one day in the office?”
FRESH HOPE – Sleep Expert
Part of a frazzled firm whose staff need help flicking the off switch? We recommend sleep psychology consultant Hope Bastine. The affable Hope has an air of the school ma’am about her, which has made her a hit with corporate sleep therapy as the better your staff become at powering down, the better the results in the office. Hope truly does spring eternal.
TALK A GOOD GAME – TheUKASMR
BALANCE has been a fan of home-grown ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) for some time. Find TheUKASMR on YouTube, pop your headphones in and power down. TheUKASMR microphone creates the illusion that she is whispering directly into your ears, as her soothing lilt gently talks you off to sleep