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Sleep Well, Live Well

Sleep Well, Live Well

It’s crazy to think that on average we spend a third of our lives sleeping.

Let’s face it, most of us have experienced a sleepless night (or two), but prolonged periods of poor sleep can seriously affect our health in general. 

Did You Know? According to the British Heart Foundation around 50% of British adults suffer from stress-induced sleep problems. 

That’s an enormous amount of people! 

So, we have teamed up with  Sunbeam Naturals to offer you some of our top-tips to help you get the best nights sleep, 

peony and mulberry pillowcase and sleep mask

  • DESTRESS YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Create a calm and relaxing environment. Light a candle. Inhale the beautiful aroma of essential oils.

We always find ourselves drawn to our Moonlight candle in the evenings, a beautiful blend of Lavender, Frankincense and Neroli pure essential oils. 

 Did You Know? Lavender is proven to improve sleep quality and quantity due to its sedative and relaxation effects.

  • GIVE YOURSELF A PRE-SLEEP PAMPER

Run a hot bath. If you are, like us, bath people. Then you know how amazing it feels to soak in a steaming hot bath. 

 Have you tried bathing with bath salts? Epsom salts are rich in natural magnesium which is absorbed into the body through bathing. It is well known that magnesium improves sleep quality. 

 Did You Know? Studies have shown that having a hot bath before bedtime can increase the amount of slow-wave sleep and stage 4 deep sleep you get. Research also indicates that it helps you fall asleep faster. 

 Another way we like to pamper ourselves before bedtime, is to apply our Moonlight body butter to our pulse points. 

 Pulse points are the areas of the body where your blood vessels are closest to the surface of the skin, this way you can absorb the beautiful benefits of the essential oils quicker. 

  • INVEST IN YOUR BEDDING

Finding the right mattress is something that many of us will take the time to mull over and consider at length, but most of us do not consider the fabric that we are sleeping on each and every night. 

 Have you thought about switching your current pillowcases for a silk one?

Did You Know? Silk is a natural temperature regulator meaning it will keep cool in summer and warm in winter. How cool is that?  

Other benefits of using a Peony & Mulberry silk pillowcase include: 

Avoid those Pesky Wrinkles - Silk pillowcases have a smooth finish and are much less abrasive on your skin. Studies show that the friction from tossing and turning can cause creases in the skin, dermatologists recommend that sleeping on silk can reduce this effect in the long run. 

They are Hypoallergenic - Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic material. So if you suffer with allergies this is definitely a switch that you should think about making! 

Say Goodbye to Bed Head  - There is much less friction when you opt for a silk pillowcase compared to alternative materials. This means you are a lot less likely to wake up with frizz and tangles each morning. 

  • DECLUTTER YOUR MIND

Many of us are familiar with the sensation of too many thoughts whirling around your head, especially when you are trying really hard to get to sleep. 

Meditation is a great way that you can declutter your mind and train yourself to clear your thoughts and achieve a more stable state. 

Another way is to lose yourself in a good book. Getting lost in a fictional world is a fabulous way to disconnect.  

In the words of Lewis Carroll:  

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” 

  • TURN OF THE TECH

Embrace the darkness. Blue light is not your friend when you are trying to sleep. Switch off your electronics and put down your phones. 

A silk sleep mask is a fabulous way to block out all of the light and help your body prepare for sleep. As silk is also not an absorbent material, it means that it can prevent your skin from drying out during the night. It’s not going to absorb your moisturiser too! 

Thank you for taking the time out to read this blog post. 

We hope that you have found the above article interesting and useful. 

 

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