SLEEP SUNDAY – LETS TALK ABOUT SLEEP…

It’s Sleep Sunday, so ‘let’s talk about sleep. Here is a great infographic on the 8 best teas that can help you sleep.

SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP…

Sleep Sunday, let’s talk about sleep. It doesn’t seem to matter which magazine you pick up and read as most of them will have an article about the right and wrong way to go to sleep. They say you should turn your phones off and read rather than watch something on your screen but when you are in pain sometimes it takes a lot more than just turning things off to help you sleep. However, lack of sleep also causes stress, lack of coordination and agility, weight gain and poor judgement.

With that in mind, I have decided to dedicate my Sunday’s to Sleep Sunday where I plan to write and review anything and everything to do with sleeping from pillows to aromatherapy oils, from mattress toppers to scented eye masks, there is even a Sleep Show dedicated to helping you sleep better. There is just so much out there to write about I feel sure I will be able to help someone to sleep better (and hopefully myself) with my articles on Sleep Sunday.

I would also love to hear from any readers that have anything they have tried/used to help them sleep as I know for sure that lack of sleep can make your pain ten times worse.  I have written over 40 posts to do with sleep from which drugs affect your sleep, sleep disturbance and Fibromyalgia, tips on how to sleep better, sleeping and back pain, lots of articles on sleep, reviews sleep shows in the UK.

One minute they are telling us that we need a full night sleep to function correctly and even that sleeping may help you to lose some weight! Now, researchers are careful to note however that oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes and heart disease.

So, how much sleep should we have? Well, apparently the amount of sleep varies significantly over the course of our lifetime. It depends on your age and activity level as well as your general health and lifestyle habits.

They say that sometimes circumstances mean we need more sleep, for instance during times of stress or illness. But, the typically recommended amount of sleep for adults should be between seven and nine hours each night.

When we’re sleeping, our brains are actively working to process the information from the day into our long-term and short-term memory. Good sleep not only helps our bodies and minds to rest and repair, but it also allows us to perform better too.

To finish my first post on Sleep Sunday I will write five top tips on what to take to get a better nights sleep. Next Sleep Sunday I will write about the latest news on aromatherapy oils to help you get a better nights sleep.

1. Have a glass of semi-skimmed milk with 2 teaspoons of honey before you got to bed for a natural goodnight’s sleep. Our immune system also works harder during sleep to fight and prevent illness.

2. Take Melatonin which is a hormone that plays a key part in regulating your natural body-clock. Studies have shown that melatonin improves sleep quality, particularly in the elderly.

3. Take Valerian as it is thought to have a sedative effect. Studies have shown that the root of the valerian makes getting to sleep easier and increases a deeper sleep.

4. Eat more leeks and onions or garlic and artichokes as they contain prebiotic fibres that fuel the healthy bacteria in our gut and can have a profound effect on our health and sleep.

5. Try a herbal remedy with hops, passionflower and Valerian.

Always remember to check with your GP first before taking any herbal remedy, or any of the above.

 

PILLOW SENSE FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP…

Pillow sense for a good nights sleep is essential if you have sleeping problems.

You should always buy new pillows as soon as the old ones lose their bounce.

You can also purchase ‘eye pillows’ which are filled with lavender to help you sleep.

A lovely new pillow or eye mask would make a great Christmas gift.

The Pillow Advisor explains how to choose the correct pillow to suit the way you sleep.

This info graphic also explains all you need to know about pillows and a healthy sleep.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR BACKPAINBLOGUK READERS ON TICKETS FOR SOMNEX- THE FIRST DEDICATED SLEEP SHOW…

I am sure you will have seen my post yesterday on SOMNEX’S the ‘Sleep Show’  which is the first dedicated sleep show in the UK and takes place from the 12th-14th October, at The Old Truman Brewery, London (10am til 6pm). It is the only event dedicated to the sleep-health industry… where innovation and tech meet sleep!

At this show, you can get exclusive access to expert advice, innovative new products, specialist exhibitors, multiple interactive workshops and immersive classes – all designed to help you understand how to improve your sleep and give you and your family a fun day out!

Well, as a BackPainBlogUK reader they are happy to offer 25% off ticket price – simply use the promocode: BP25 when you book your ticket.

There are lots to read on their website with some great links to the experts in case you cannot make this show.

SOMNEX- THE FIRST DEDICATED SLEEP SHOW IN THE UK 12th-14th OCTOBER…

SOMNEX’S the ‘Sleep Show’ is the first dedicated sleep show in the UK and takes place from the 12th-14th October, at The Old Truman Brewery, London (10am til 6pm). It is the only event dedicated to the sleep-health industry… where innovation and tech meet sleep!

As most chronic pain, fibromyalgia and CFS sufferers know, sleep deprivation is something we deal with on a regular basis so a show dedicated to the sleep-health industry is something I thought all my readers would be interested in.

At this show, you can get exclusive access to expert advice, innovative new products, specialist exhibitors, multiple interactive workshops and immersive classes – all designed to help you understand how to improve your sleep and give you and your family a fun day out!

There are talks by 6 amazing authors throughout the weekend! Listen to them talk about their book leading sleep authors from around the world and get the chance to meet these experts in person as each talk is followed by a meet and greet book signing.

You can also book a private one-to-one consultation with their expert sleep practitioners. Whether you suffer from poor sleep, insomnia, sleep apnoea or looking for advice on how to improve your children’s sleep – they have an expert who can help you.

Check out the latest in sleep innovation and find the perfect product that works for you! Demos take place every 20 minutes throughout the 2 days. Get a front row seat to the latest in sleep innovation! SOMNEX’s Demo Stage will showcase the full spectrum of sleep products and technology from around the world. Get first-hand insights into how the most innovative brands have designed and developed their newest creations because we’ve curated the best sleep products including everything from eyewear, wearables, apps, sleep aids, skincare and more.

Try one of their massage therapists or talk to their brands and beauty experts to get the best advice. Scientists agree that getting better sleep positively impacts your overall health and wellbeing including your skin and beauty. That’s why they have created a spa and beauty bar so you can experience innovative products and treatments designed to help you improve your sleep. Their specialists will also provide helpful advice and tips to make sure you not only feel rested but also look great!

Their story so far –

As friends, we used to joke about the fact that one of us (Bansri) was a bad sleeper but in contrast the other (Anne) always slept like a dream. On a flight from Bavaria to London Anne read an inflight magazine outlining the multitude of new tech products available across the growing sleep sector.

Anne said to Bansri ‘we should do an event in this space’. Bansri, sceptical at first, started doing some research and a few months later (after a lot of coffees and glasses of wine!) … SOMNEX | The Sleep Show was born!

With a combined experience of over 40 years in the media and events industry, our passion and ambition has led us here.”

There’s lots to read on their website with some great links to the experts in case you cannot make this show.