March 18th 2022 marks World Sleep Day – a day created by the World Sleep Org which celebrates healthy sleep and a call to action on important issues across the globe related to sleep.


  • 35% of people do not feel they get enough sleep, impacting both their physical and mental health.
  • 46% of individuals with frequent sleep disturbances report missing work or events, or making errors at work, compared to 15% of healthy sleepers.


We spend one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is a basic human need, much like eating and drinking, and is crucial to our overall health and well-being. Sleep, like exercise and nutrition, is essential for metabolic regulation, our mood, our mental and physical performance and so much more. When we’re asleep our body focuses on repairing and rejuvenating itself in preparation for the day ahead.

Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep is known to have a significant negative impact on our health in the long and short term. Next day effects of poor quality sleep include a negative impact on our attention span, memory recall and learning. Longer term effects are being studied, but poor quality sleep or sleep deprivation has been associated with significant health problems, such as obesity, diabetes and weakened immune systems. Lack of sleep is also related to many psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.

Quality sleep is crucial to ensure good health and quality of life.


At ethos our mission is to inspire our community to unlock prime mental and physical wellbeing. And with sleep being a core pillar of our wellbeing, we are invested in helping you reach a point of quality, restorative sleep. At nighttime, when we finally stop and become still, this is when our minds tend to race. Below we’re sharing our favourite tools to help calm the mind and relax the body before bed – developed in partnership with self-work coach Pat Divilly to celebrate World Sleep Day.

  • Exercise for at least 20 minutes each day
  • Avoid caffeine after 3pm
  • Turn off all technology 1 hour before bed
  • Environment: ensure your space is tidy, organised and clutter free to promote relaxation and calm
  • Relax with a cup of Rest Hemp Tea – a blend of dreamy bedtime ingredients like hemp, chamomile, valerian, hops and passionflower
  • Read a physical book before bed
  • Meditate, listen to a sleep story or breathe: breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds
  • Routine: wake up and go to bed at the same time each day
  • Before bed unwind with ethos Rest CBD oil with calming chamomile
  • Brain Dump: spend 10 minutes journalling any thoughts you have can help box off the day and clear mental space


Starting March 18th, we’re launching a 30 Day Program to better sleep. Unlock your personalised bedtime routine and take back control of your sleep cycle.

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  • National Sleep Foundation
  • The ‘Philips Index for Health and Well-being: A global perspective’ – Last accessed on 28 February 2011