Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and wellbeing.

When you get enough sleep, you feel better and look better. In fact, people who get more sleep tend to have healthier habits, eat less, and move more. Having a bedtime ritual will encourage you to go to bed earlier, get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh and full of energy.

Stress less

Stress not only contributes to illness and ageing, but also takes away precious sleep time. Meditation is a wonderful way to combat stress, and writing out any thoughts or worries before bed can help to give you a sense of calmness. Implement mediation into your daily regime and have a notepad and pen next to your bed to write out any thoughts or worries.

Take a hot bath

 Boosting your body temperature will help you get to sleep faster; to maximise your relaxation, add two cups of epsom salts which helps relax your mind and muscles, preparing you for a good night sleep.

Sip on Yogi bedtime tea

Having a cup of this blend before bed is soothing and calming which can really help you sleep. It contains vervain which relaxes your muscles and nervous system which can act as a mild sedative.

Unplug

Turn of your TV/ computer, or smartphone at least one hour bed. Electrical appliances stimulate your brain and will keep you wired so try to turn them off and allow your brain to relax.

Take 400 mg of magnesium citrate

Take 400 mg around 30 minutes before bed, It is not only essential for your nervous system and muscle recovery, but by taking it before bed it will relax your muscles, give you that calm, sleepy, fuzzy feeling and help you unwind after a long day.

Lavender love

Rub a small amount of lavender oil in your palms and take three long deep breaths, this is a very calming and soothing scent that will help you sleep like a baby.

Become a bookworm

Before bed take 20-30 minutes to read something inspirational, positive or motivating. Getting into the habit of reading books that improve your life, business, health, and wellbeing, will not only help send you of  to sleep better by tiring your eyes, but it also means you will go to bed with uplifting lessons, and wake up with with positive thoughts and intentions for that day. Honestly, it is life changing! I like to save the thrillers and juicy reads for holidays and weekends.

Spritz away

Maximise the magnesium benefits with a magnesium spray for an even deeper and more restful sleep/ Getting the proper amount of uninterrupted sleep will do your mind, body and skin wonders,  it is the best medicine for many things.

Nutrition Tip

Load up on V6: Consume plenty of foods rich in vitamin B to help produce melatonin and serotonin – the hormones that promote restful sleep. Reach for foods like tuna, turkey, halibut, salmon, sunflower seeds, bananas, avocados, and spinach to load up.

Try to aim for least 8 hours of sleep a day or if it’s a shorter night, try to find 20 minutes during the day to just have some quiet time and switch off. When you feel fresh you look fresh, when you feel worn out, you look worn out. Get your beauty sleep!

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