*What Keeps You Up At Night?

Monday, September 23, 2019
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I have always had trouble falling asleep, it is something that has been an issue for me since I was child and it's still a problem at the grand old age of 27. I think we all go through periods in which we struggle to sleep for various reasons but if it is contuinous then it might be a problem. However, there are products and tips to help. Today's post is going to explore some of the causes of sleep issues and my personal product recommends.

A survey conduced by beds.net found that 73% of their survey respondents were kept awake at night due to stress, 34% of respondents reported that they couldn't achieve eights hours sleep due to an uncomfortable mattress and 2.4% of respondents were kept awake by...ghosts. Additionally, living in a busy city such as London with noisy neighbours and loud street noise can contribute to being kept away from the land of nod.

Tips + Product Recommendations 
I have tried numerous products, apps and tips to help with my sleep issues, the main one is being kept awake but thankfully I have found three main products that help and if you have some of the same issues then hopefully these suggestions might help you too.

  • Noise Cancelling Earphones: I find that while I do live on a relatively quiet street, street noise, music and even the noise of the television downstairs can easily keep me awake until 2am but wearing my Sudio Sweden wireless earphones while I sleep can help so much and sometimes they're the only reason I'm able to sleep at all. The earphones are fairly comfortable to sleep in, they are wireless so there's no chance of them becoming tangled and even though they aren't labelled as noise cancelling, they block out a lot of noise. 
  • Sleep Tablets: If I know that I have to be awake early the next day or if there's a lot of noise that evening, I will take a sleep tablet (the tablet I have been using for the longest period of time is Nytol - the blue box). I take one or two sleeping tablets per month so I only use them when I absolutely need them or if I'm travelling. I'd never take them more often than once/twice per month. 
  • Sleep mask: Last but not least is the product that has made the most difference recently and it's a sleep mask. Since having laser eye surgery in July, I have had a little more trouble sleeping so a month or so ago, I bought a very soft sleep mask and it has helped me fall asleep so quickly! Before using the sleep mask, it would usually take around three hours for me to eventually fall asleep but now I would guess that it takes me about 30 minutes to fall asleep with the mask on - I cannot recommend it enough! 

Do you have any tips? What keeps you up at night? 



  1. I actually need to try a sleep mask - thanks for the tips.


  2. I find a sleep mask really helps! I always seem to have a better night's sleep with one on xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  3. I'm thinking about getting a sleep mask! My neighbours love to get back late and have their headlights on full-blast and just noisy in general. I've used Nytol in the past so may end up doing what you do and only use a couple of nights a month if I'm struggling.

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

  4. I tend to wear an eye mask - especially during the summer months when it was getting light so early!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  5. My child keeps me up at night until he manages to get in our bed haha xx

  6. I should definitely try the noise cancelling headphones, I’d never thought about it till
    Now x

  7. I've always struggled with my sleep and I've never been able to figure out why x


  8. I never have trouble falling asleep thankfully x


  9. For me, stress usually keeps me up at night. Other than that, I sleep in a really dark room and that seems to help a ton.


  10. Social media definitely keeps me up! I really must switch off and put the phone down and try to relax before hitting the sack x

  11. I sleep so badly at the moment as I've got too much on my mind! x

  12. Sleep masks work wonders for me if I'm honest!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  13. I always have to have pitch black and no noise for a good night's sleep x

  14. To be honest, I've never really had any trouble getting to sleep apart from if we're going through a particularly stressful time.
    Em x


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