Sleep, Are you getting enough?

Are you getting enough sleep


Are you getting enough sleep


Now a days sleep tends to take a bit of a back seat while our busy, fast-paced lives are slowly creeping into vital resting time.
Sleep unfortunately is something that the majority of us choose to sacrifice when in actual fact sleep needs to be a priority as not only does it make us look and feel better, when your body is well rested you function better which means you will be more efficient in the tasks that you are doing, keep you at your ideal weight and help you to feel your best!


How much sleep should we be getting? We have always heard that the recommended amount is around 8 hours but I personally feel that this varies from person to person depending on lifestyle and diet. As my diet is mainly raw I only need around 6-7 hours as my body has more freed up energy from as their is less of a digestion process! So if your body is working properly and efficiently then you should need less sleep! I think it comes down to being responsible for your health and listening as well as understanding your bodies needs. Just be  a little more conscious of the causes of your sleeping problems and make sure solve them. Temporary solutions like sleeping pills will only do more harm they should be a very last resort! So make sure you guys try a few of these methods and are getting enough beauty sleep!



My 5 top tips to help you get optimum sleep


Prep your brain for sleeping

You want to give yourself time to relax and calm before you go to sleep. Avoid using any electronics as this stimulates the brain. If your checking Facebook or watching TV right before bed, your not giving your body enough time to turn down and rest from the day. If you have trouble falling asleep then this will be especially helpful as stimulating your brain before bed will only make it more difficult to drift off. Dimming the lights is a good technique to prepare your brain for sleep.



Have a warm shower

Taking a warm shower just before bed is a great way to prepare your body for sleep. The slight decrease in body temperature after you’ve had your shower, helps makes you drowsy by slowing down your metabolism. Ideally you want your room temperature to be around 65 degrees.



Inhale Essential Oils

Essential oils have a Instant effect on the brain. The best oil to use for sleep is lavender as it has a relaxing effect. I like to put a few drops on my pillow before bed or I inhale straight from the bottle with 3 deep,slow breathes. Another great one is Patchouli which is more of an earthier aroma cialis discount paris. This one is great for the guys out there as men respond better to the earthier aroma. While keeping the same effect as lavender without the “girly” smell.


A Teaspoon Of Sugavida

Sugavida is harvested from the Palmyra tree and is highly nutritious. It is also the only plant-based source of bioavailable B12 in the world. B12 deficiency have been linked to difficulty falling asleep and even sleeping as having a B12 deficiency has been linked to insomnia. Take a teaspoon of SugaVida with a glass of water or nut milk, 10 minutes before you go to bed. You may find that you will be falling asleep a lot quicker and easier as well as having a deep long sleep!



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Read A Book

Before I go to bed I always make sure i read as it’s a sure guarantee to put me to sleep. I only ever manage a few pages which is why I would suggest to maybe read something fun and light . Studying or reading something more serious will probably be a waste of time as you would have forgotten what the hell happened the next morning lol



Start Meditating

Now I’m not suggesting that you need to turn into a Buddha or anything here but meditating for even just 5 minutes before you got to bed can be extremely beneficial. Extensive studies have proven meditation reduces depression.Which has been linked to insomnia, reduce stress, Improves the immune system and reduces blood pressure.

Studies have shown that those who practice meditation spend more time in slow wave sleep, and get more REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Mediation has many positive effects on not only our mind but body health and our emotions too. It has impacted my life hugely!


I hope you guys try out some of my tips and start having more rested sleep. Leading to more of a positive productive days.

Sweet Dreams

Alessandra x