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The art of a good night’s sleep

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 1:06pm

Adequate sleep is essential for all areas of your life, everything from beauty and mental focus to your skin and nervous system, it’s essential to get a good night’s sleep. When we sleep, our bodies recharge and revive. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does as well. That is possibly why so many night creams contain ingredients to help rejuvenate.

Throughout sleep we heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If sleep is compromised, so is the body’s ability to carry out these essential skin functions, therefore beauty sleep is real.

Dark circles are a widespread symptom of not sleeping. Lack of sleep makes your blood vessels dilate leading to dark circles. If you miss out on sleep, it can also affect the moisture levels in your skin. Unfortunately, busy lives and never-ending stresses take their toll, causing one-third of adults to have difficulty falling asleep.

Here are some things that have helped me hugely in the quest for sleep.

Reflex Pillow (€79):

K Bamboo Bed Linen:

The anti-bacterial properties offer you and your family a healthy sleeping environment - it is one of the best fabric choices if you suffer from allergies. It is made from a 300 thread count with sateen weave with the feel of 1,000 thread count in cotton. The organic bamboo bedding is available in fitted sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases from kbamboo.ie.

Hush and Hush – MindYourMind (€58.50)

Stress is a major factor on why people can’t fall asleep, with endless thoughts often keeping you up all night. Holy basel leaf has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for years to help calm the body by reducing stress, anxiety and inflammation. It also regulates cortisol spikes during the sleep cycle to keep you asleep for longer. All these ingredients work together in order to relax your mind without the fear of grogginess the next morning. Enough sleep provides an opportunity for your brain to repair and reconstruct neural networks to help boost mental well-being and your overall health. MindYourMind helps to pave the way for a more relaxed and healthier you.

Lucy Wolfe Sleep Through Body & Bed Sleep Spray (€19.99)

Lucy Wolfe Sleep Through Relaxing Rub (€19.99)

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