Those Autumn months are upon us, and so is the sneezing, stuffy nose and watery eyes that are associated with the colder, rainier weather. Colds, not surprisingly, disrupt yourbody’s sleep cycle and quality of sleep but, the silver liningto the sleep-cold story: getting more sleep can keep the colds away.

Research has found that individuals who get less than seven hours of sleep are more susceptible to illnesses. Sleep is critical to a healthy immune function and getting enough of it on a regular basis could be one of the most effective ways to avoid getting sick. Luckily, here at Feather & Down we have you covered to help you sleep through that nasty cold.

Our Breathe Well range, comprising of a Bath Essence and Pillow spray, is infused with a blend of peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils along with lavender which offers a multitude of benefits. The soothing and sedating qualities of Lavender essential oil can be of great help in getting you through even the worst of colds. Eucalyptus, one of the most powerful essential oils, can work wonders for clearing sinuses and coughing fits. Blended with Tea Tree oil, it has an added punch to show your cold what for. If you’re suffering from headaches as well, the peppermint oil should help to soothe and treat the pain.

How should I incorporate these products into my bedtime routine? 

The body is ‘cold’ when you have a cold, and heat helps to energize, reduce symptoms and relax muscles. To promote a better sleep when you’re sick, take along, hot soak in the tub and add a few drops of our Breathe Well Bath Essence to soothe aching muscles and unblock sinuses, helping you to relax and unwind before bedtime.

It’s important to open your airways. Spray a generous amount of our Breathe Well Pillow Spray onto your pillow before bed to decongest your sinuses to make breathing easier resulting ina better night’s sleep.

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