The Ritz, one of London’s most iconic hotels, knows how to create the perfect sleep environment. The five-star haven in London’s Mayfair has studied the perfect sleep environment since 1906 – earning a reputation as one of the most prestigious hotels in the world. Therefore, if you’re wondering how to sleep better, their advice is the best place to start.
Sharing their sought-after bedroom ideas with H&G, Adriana Milea, Executive Housekeeper at The Ritz London, shared what makes the room’s so therapeutic. Amongst her secrets is their homemade sleep spray that will send you to a perfect slumber, the Ritz way.
The Ritz’s house-made sleep spray
‘Sleep is such an important part of our guests’ experience and for ensuring the optimum comfort and the best sleep is achieved,’ Adriana says. While finding the best mattress is an important part of the environment, the housekeeper explains that the Ritz’s house-made sleep spray is an essential part of the routine.
‘We mist the sheets in the evening with a house-made spray made with lavender essential oils and distilled water, which has a calming effect to enhance sleep,’ she says. This luxury bedroom idea fills the room with an aromatic scent that pushes guests into a peaceful night’s rest.
This simple blend of lavender and water has graced the sheets of some of the most affluent names in previous decades, and, unsurprisingly, sleep experts agree with The Ritz’s technique.
According to Jessica Hanley, the founder of luxury comfort brand Piglet in Bed, a calming sleep spray with notes of lavender (and chamomile) will prepare your mind for sleep – especially if you make the spritz a part of your regular routine.
‘Spritz liberally around the room and onto your bed linen before you jump in – linen sprays are also a great way to freshen up your sheets on days they haven’t been washed,’ Jessica says.
Karen Innes, the NPD Manager at Slumberdown, adds that choosing scents that promote relaxation will ‘encourage better sleep in a super simple way.’ The expert adds that the use of essential oils for better sleep has been in practice for centuries – but we expect this Ritz-approved technique to endure for years to come.
We’re Putting on The Ritz (spray) tonight.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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