DID YOU KNOW: Friday 17 March celebrates #WorldSleepDay? I mean what a start to the long weekend, by just taking the day to well... SLEEP! Sounds glorious and like my kind of day to be honest, especially as Cape Town is experiencing this gloomy- rainy weather.
The aim of World Sleep Day is to promote healthy sleep habits and encourage people to prioritize their sleep health. (which if you didn’t know is really important) Getting an adequate amount of sleep and yes that means quality sleep is essential for maintaining your physical and mental health.
Bouncy, soft and luxurious bedding for the perfect sleep. According to a recent study by Harvard Health, at least 75 percent of people experience poor sleep at least a few nights per week. After you’ve examined your diet, your health, the atmosphere of your sleep space and other factors, take a moment to look at your bedding. Replacing and updating your linens may be a quick way to ensure that you enjoy a restful night’s sleep in a serene, comfortable and luxurious sleep space.
When it comes to high-quality bed sheets, feel free to combine it with bouncy, fluffed up luxury pillows, a cushy mattress and soft, breathable duvets in order to create a more classic and comfortable space that will in-turn provide a place for restorative, as well as peaceful sleep. Opt for materials, textures and colours that suit you - there are wide varieties that will appeal to every consume. Educate yourself about thread counts and breathable materials so that you are well informed about your purchases.
Need sleep? Look no further...You may want to try this!
We’re talking about a sleep tonic you need before heading to bed. Founder of O Nutricia Licia Tavares says that the most abundant amino acid - glycine, which accounts for one-third of the amino acids in the collagen molecule has promising sleep supporting perks. It is suggested that the ingestion of collagen before bed helped maintain satisfactory levels of self-perceived sleep quality
In addition to acting as a precursor to creatine, glycine may improve sleep quality by acting as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and nervous system. A scoop of collagen taken prior to sleeping has been reported back by users to improve self-reported sleep quality, reduce morning fatigue, and even improve day-time cognitive function associated with better sleep. But don’t worry – consumption during the day won’t knock you out.
TRY THIS recipe below before heading to bed for a good night’s sleep.
- Collagen Golden Milk
- 1 tsp turmeric (organic)
- 1 scoop Onutricia
- 1 cup Almond milk
- 1 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp ground organic cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground organic ginger
- ¼ tsp cardamom
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper (grinder)
Heat milk and honey in small sauce pan to low heat, let simmer, then remove from heat. Whisk in the collagen, turmeric, salt, black pepper and spices until smoothly blended and enjoy!
Need more convincing on achieving better sleep? Here, Dr. Caroline Leaf shares six tips on her blog for the secret to better sleep:
- Stop worrying about your sleep patterns or lack of sleep, and stop reading about all the bad things that can happen to you if you don’t sleep.
- The second tip is to realize that unmanaged, chaotic, toxic thoughts will create chaotic and toxic energy in the brain, which can keep you awake at night, causing brain damage and mental health issues.
- Do not allow yourself to lie in bed panicking about not sleeping.
- Have more “thinker moments” through the day
- Do not let that adrenalin keep pumping!
- Build your brain during the day so you don’t go to sleep with damaged nerve cells
“ Some people may need more sleep than others. Some people may find that certain tips to improve sleep quality don’t work for them—this is perfectly okay AND normal.” - Dr. Caroline Leaf
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