Friday, 30 October 2015

My Tips For Getting Your Beauty Sleep

Getting our beauty sleep is more important than a lot of us believe. Not only does it give us time to recuperate physically and mentally, but it also gives our skin time to breathe. A good nights sleep can lower stress levels and put you in a better mood, but it also shows on our face and in our skin. So when Eve Sleep invited me to share my top tips for getting good nights sleep, I was happy to take part! 

Keep a regular bedtime 
It sounds silly, but our brain and body quickly become accustomed to when we go to sleep. If you think about jet lag and how difficult it is to overcome, our bodies are going through the same thing every time we change our bedtime. Keeping a regular sleep pattern helps us to fall asleep and stay asleep! I’ve definitely noticed that since I’ve been keeping a regular bedtime, it’s been much easier for me to fall asleep. There is nothing worse than tossing and turning around trying to drift off! It’s also easier to wake up, which is annoying when I wake up at 7am at the weekends, but it’s worth it when you need to wake up for work.

Take time to switch off
It’s really important to take the time to ‘switch off’ before you go to bed. I mean this in the most literal sense, switch off your phones, TVs, iPads, laptops and just take some time to chill. I love to treat myself to a relaxing bath, I chuck in a bath bomb and some oils and I just take the time to chill. I find it’s pretty difficult to check my work emails from the bath and it forces me to take some me time. Another thing I like to do is just have some chill time before it’s time to sleep. I’ll frequently light a candle and spritz my pillow with the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. You could even give yourself a little facial massage or listen to a meditation podcast.

Get a good mattress
When I was younger I definitely underestimated the power of a decent mattress. Particularly when I was at University, our landlord gave us a pretty rubbish mattress and I had a whole heap of neck problems and backaches and pains. It shows when I travel too, as soon as I switch to a different mattress in a hotel, I often wake up in pain for the rest of my trip. Your mattress should be both comfortable and supportive and you should change it every 8 years. 

I really love the look of Eve Sleep, their fun-loving attitude immediately caught my eye (check out #eveonabike on Instagram), but their product sounds amazing too. They create one mattress which is made up of both latex and memory foam, which promises you 10 YEARS of firmness. However, what swings it for me is the reviews that are raving about the relief from back and joint pain, as the memory foam layer supports body alignment. Eve Sleep actually give you the chance to trial their mattresses for 100 days, which is incredible. When was the last time you changed your mattress? If you're suddenly experiencing neck and back pain, it might it be time for something new!

Use your beauty routine 
Some things come and go, but one thing that rarely changes is my bedtime beauty routine. I’m a big believer in helping my skin as I sleep and it’s a great way to relax. The Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm is a product I use every single night without fail. It's packed full of amazing ingredients that helps your chapped lips with it’s an award winning formula. I’m also a huge fan of the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, you simply take a pad, run it over your skin and you're good to go – they are fabulous at fixing decongested skin. 

I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these ideas, or if you have any tips? Leave them in the comments below.

This post is sponsored by Eve Mattress, find out more about them here. The content has been written by me and the opinions are entirely my own. 
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