Sleep - There is a reason Einstein slept for 10 hours!
Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Did you know, there is something you can do which enhances your intelligence, improves your memory, reduces your stress levels, assists in weight loss, supports muscle growth, enables our body to repair and reduces your risk of developing disease?
Where do I sign? Not necessary it's free and its SLEEP!
Sleep is the most underrated element of a healthy lifestyle. We talk about nutrition and exercise but not on sleep, yet it is crucial for our health. An extra hour or two of sleep could also be the difference between being good versus great with your work, health, family, relationships and finances.
Adults need 7-9 Hours per night and anything less is considered sleep deprivation which can trigger a series of health implications.
Sleep is our way to refuel, it is the most active time for the brain as it works to clean up all the accumulated toxins from the day which is essential for our health and cognitive skills.
Einstein took this advice more seriously than most. He reportedly slept for at least 10 hours per day!
We asked our founder who has struggled with sleep for years to share her tips in how to get a more restful night’s sleep.
Her Top 8 -
1. Turn your bed into a sanctuary, we spend 1/3rd of our life in bed so why not invest in a good mattress, lovely sheets and a cosy duvet. Buying a Simba mattress was a game changer, as was our White Company feather down duvet and make sure you shop for high thread count sheets. Yes they are more expensive but they last for years.
2. Keep your room cool, we sleep much better in a room 20 degrees and below, ideally 18.
3. Shut out the light, we require darkness in the evenings to aid the release of melatonin, an essential hormone that makes you drowsy and kicks in your sleep cycle so I try to avoid the blue screen as the light tricks your brain to think it’s still day time and invest in black out curtains, I go the one step further and sleep with an eye mask too.
4. Reading, even just for a few minutes helps me start to feel sleepy.
5. Earplugs, I am a light sleeper and my husband sometimes snores, I find wax earplugs to be the best to block out the noise and yes I have tried a few.
6. Yoga Nidra and breathing techniques are great to calm the mind if you can’t stop the stories in your head. I use Insight Timer which has a huge menu of relaxing meditations. Breathing techniques also help some of which you can learn in our sleep workshops.
7. If I can’t sleep, pillow spray by this works a few sprays on my pillow followed by a few deep breaths instantly helps. Sleepy time tea is also great before bed and more recently I have started using CBD spray. Oh and a magnesium salt bath makes me really drowsy and its great for aching muscles too.
8. If I still can’t sleep I go old school and have some warm milk and then lie in
supported shoulder stand. Once I get back into bed I am out like a light.