I “Heart” Sleeping

I could literally sleep for England. I bloody love sleeping. More than eating? Possibly, but don’t ask me to choose.

I have to have at least eight hours of sleep a day, and if I don’t get it at the allotted time (at night) then I make up for it with numerous power-naps on tubes, buses, flights and sitting at my desk. I can nap upright, but I’m in the happy situation that there’s a comfy superking bed in my office, so more often than not I just have a lie down! What luxury!

Before you hate me, I’d like to point out that I’m frequently still at the computer working at 12am, 1am, 2am, so all’s not quite as rosy as it sounds.

Anyway, I have gone completely off-piste; all I wanted to tell you about was my current “Sleep Enhancers”! I have no idea whether any of these pillow sprays or sleep gels work, but I like them all the same. Just the ritual of spraying them before bed makes me sleepy, and it also makes me appreciate every lovely bedtime. Zzzzz.

marks spencer pillow mist

Marks & Spencer Spa Collection Absolute Calm Pillow Mist. Very Lavender-y and extremely well-priced at £6 (it might actually be £4 at the moment!) The glass spray bottle actually looks quite posh – you certainly wouldn’t be ashamed to have this lying about on the bedside table.

£6 (£4?) from MarksandSpencer.com

Rituals Yin Bed and Body Mist – I’ve posted about this one before. It has a lovely fresh fragrance that reminds me of new linen and of spring cleaning – it’s a brilliant one for hot summer nights. I didn’t even realise that it could be used as a body spray too until quite recently – bonus!

Rituals Yin Mist, £13.90 from JohnLewis.com

elemis home spa balm  Elemis [email protected] Quiet Mind Balm. I don’t even know if this is specifically for bedtime – in fact I’m pretty sure it’s not. It’s for calming and relaxing the mind, so you could use it at any time that you felt stressed or anxious, just massaging a couple of drops into the temples. I think it’s a brilliant bedtime ritual though – it really makes me switch off and focus on being chilled out instead of worrying about all of the things that I haven’t managed to tick off my never-ending ‘to-do’ list.

Quiet Mind Balm is £14 with free delivery from FeelUnique.com

Other things that help me have a nice relaxing sleep: Sleepy Tea from Dr Stuarts (Pukka do a nice one too, even if it is a bit ‘lavendery’ for my tastes), writing in my diary to clear my mind, and LEAVING MY IPHONE OUTSIDE OF THE BEDROOM! That’s probably the most important one, actually – there’s no need to have it next to you as you’re sleeping. Is there?



© 2018 A Model Recommends®: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked as an AD in the title. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. *Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.



  1. David Cropper
    June 19, 2012 / 3:34 am

    Both writing in my diary and leaving my phone alone are things I really need to work on doing for my sleep. I don’t necessarily have troubles, but I think it should make a significant difference to get adequate deep sleep. I love deep sleep better than sex somedays. Do you ever use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery anymore? I’ve considered heavily trying it out even during the more humid months and imagine the lavender in it would have a glorious relaxing effect. You have also inspired me to make tea in the evening-something I do daily in the early half of the day only.

  2. kellygirl8
    August 15, 2013 / 7:25 am

    You are young, smart & beautiful – but girl, do yourself a favour and get your diastema fixed. I had one (bigger than Madonna, nearly Bobby Brown sized – the singer, not the model) and I didn’t realize how much it detracted from my appearance until it was corrected.

    Please believe I am not saying this to hurt, insult or offend. And, if you are happy with it, or you and your employers feel it off sets your incredible good looks, then please disregard this with a smile and don’t give it a second thought. However, if you aren’t thrilled with it … then maybe give it a bit of thought?

    In any case, I bet you have more work as a model than you can handle, and enough men falling at your feet to make a carpet out of. And really, one should only have cosmetic alterations to make ones self happy – no one else. At the end of the day we are still the same person regardless, so do what makes you happy.

    Either way – good luck, and keep modeling & blogging. You’re terrific at both.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.