‘Why is Lavender good for sleep?’ If you’re one of the many who have asked Alexa or Google this question and ended up here: Hello, we have the answers (and the best lavender products) for you.

As much as it pains my former 19-year-old self to say, we all need sleep. Some people may say they function on five (or if you’re Rihanna, “three or four”) hours of sleep a night but the truth is our bodies and minds require a certain amount of sleep to stay healthy.

How much sleep do I need?

We all know it’s not only about the total hours of sleep we get, though. It’s important to get good quality sleep on a regular schedule so we feel rested instead of that awful feeling when you somehow wake up more tired after a long snooze.

Most adults need between seven and eight hours sleep every night, while teenagers need up to 10. Kids need even more as they get younger, which is why babies sleep up to 16 hours a day.

A good night’s sleep is equally as beneficial to the mind and body, as it:

  • Improves our concentration levels and ability to learn and make memories
  • Helps the body maintain a healthy weight
  • Keeps the heart healthy
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces stress levels and improves emotional wellbeing

Does Lavender really improve sleep?

Studies have found Lavender is a natural remedy that helps treat insomnia and improves sleep quality.

Its calming properties are so relaxing that scientists have suggested it could be used to medically treat anxiety, proving its positive effects in slowing the heartbeat and relaxing muscles. In a nutshell, Lavender can actually improve your sleep and calm anxiety.

To celebrate World Sleep Day today, we thought it’d only be right to give a run down of the best lavender products in beauty and fragrance…

Westlab Sleep Bath Salts with Jasmine and Lavender

Westlab | Westlab – “Sleep” Bath Salt with Lavender, Jasmine & Valerian – 1kg | £7.99

Aptly named Sleep, this Westlab Bath Salt combines Lavender with Jasmine and Valerian to give you a luxurious bathing experience that will help you wind down for a deep, restorative night’s sleep.

Let’s Sanitise | Lavender Sanitiser Mist Spray 60ml | £4.99

Now that you know just how great Lavender can be for anxiety, you’ll love this Lavender Sanitiser Mist Spray from Let’s Sanitise. The rinse-free, non-sticky spray is the perfect hand sanitiser and surface spray for anyone feeling anxious about stepping back out into a busier world after lockdown life.

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Libre

Yves Saint Laurent | YSL Libre Eau De Parfum 30ml Spray | £55.50

Choose a fragrance to complement your mood, like the gorgeous new YSL Libre. The grand, floral fragrance brings Orange Blossom together with Lavender for an unexpectedly androgynous and sensual scent that will make anyone feel incredible.

Urtekram Tune in-soothing Lavender Body Lotion

Urtekram | Tune in-soothing Lavender Body Lotion – 245ml | £6.99

Urtekram is the organic beauty brand free from parabens, synthetic preservatives and silicones, boasting a caring selection of natural ingredients. This Lavender Body Lotion is insanely hydrating and nourishing thanks to some help from its friends Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and natural oils.

You can complete your Lavender collection with the Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Cream, Hand Soap and Body Wash.

Ariana Grande REM Perfume 100ml Spray

Ariana Grande | R.E.M. by Ariana Grande Eau De Parfum 100ml Spray | £44.50

For Ariana Grande’s sixth perfume, she took her trademark of powerful cosmic blends and strong feminine essence to dreamy new heights with a Lavender essence at its heart.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream Lavender Cosmo

Buxom | Full-On Lip Cream Lavender Cosmo | £15.00 NOW £8.64

This Lavender product may not be a requirement for good sleep but it is adorable. The plumping, glassy-smooth gloss is infused with hyaluronic filling spheres and vitamins A and E to keep your lips soft, smooth and protected.

Incorporating Lavender into your everyday is scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health, so who’s gonna stop us treating ourselves to some new Lavender products? It’s the ultimate self-care!