This week’s sleeping tips is 6 techniques to quiet your mind and get to sleep.
Here’s my choice of some lovely gifts I personally would love to receive for Christmas.
Grass & Co, have a CALM CBD Christmas Cracker £67.50 Beautifully packaged in a premium gift box, each Christmas Cracker delivers our best-selling CALM essentials to bring peace and tranquillity to your day. If you’re looking for a natural alternative, our CALM CBD botanicals work with your body to deliver uplifting results you can feel instantly. The most delicious flavours and calming aromatherapy scents have been specially blended to soothe your body and mind.
CALM CBD 500mg Consumable Oil is a simple and effective way to benefit from CBD. Each drop contains a deliciously relaxing blend of CBD, Mint, Chamomile and Ashwaghandha.
CALM 250mg CBD Body Oil delivers the finest quality organic CBD Oil, Evening Primrose, Rosemary and Marula. This balancing vitamin-packed, nourishing oil gets to work soothing your body and calming your mind.
It also includes one of their exclusive Grass & Co. Sleep Masks. Made from the highest quality mulberry silk, these luxurious masks are a must-have winter sleep accessory.
PERCKO is a French Company who sell three different types of posture tops to help correct your posture and relieve back pain.
Their website states their posture tops have given 50,000+ users less back pain. Just reading their story on their website of how it all started inspires you to give this product a try.They say that you will get benefit from day one of wearing one of their posture tops.
I have the LYNE PRO back protection jacket which is very easy to put on and I felt my shoulders being pulled back into the correct alignment for my back straight away. After wearing it for just one day on top of my clothes I realised that I had been working in my office for a longer space of time without needing to walk about like I usually do. Normally after about half an hour at my desk I need to have a break and often pop a hot wheat bag across my shoulders to help with my pain. I cannot rave enough about this posture top, it definitely works for me.
Essential oils can help many with pain. They are concentrated compounds extracted from plants through steam or water distillation, or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy. They’re typically either inhaled or diluted and applied to the skin.
Some essential oils backed up by research for boosting energy include, peppermint, sweet orange, rosemary, spearmint mixed with rosemary oil and lemon.
Always follow the essential oil best practices as set out in Healthline and check with your GP that none of them will clash with any of your medication,
- Always use a carrier oil when applying essential oils topically.
- Always do a patch test before applying to your skin.
- Always buy 100% pure essential oils from a reputable source.
- Never take essential oils by mouth unless told to do so by a healthcare professional. Many oils are toxic.
Source : Healthline
The Creative Colouring Book for grownups. Explore your natural creativity with some stunning and exotic patterns to colour in, however and whenever you feel inspired. Doodling and colouring have long been known to enhance one’s thought processes and provide a relaxing yet highly creative way to free the mind. In this original and unique book you’ll find over 100 detailed patterns to colour, providing endless entertainment and building into a piece of work that you can truly call your own. Available from Amazon and other good book shops. £2.95
My top seven health magazine subscriptions, which make great Christmas gifts are :
BackCare have a magazine called Talkback which you can buy as a subscription or you can join BackCare for an annual membership and you will be sent the magazine which comes out every four months plus 12 monthly E-Newsletters.
Talkback is a full-colour glossy magazine produced quarterly which includes the following editorial content: Back product testing and the latest gadgets, Health and Exercise, Exercises and tips on preventing back pain. Patient centred approaches to treatment. Research News. BackCare Professionals Section. Readers Letters. Interview with Back Pain Celebrities.
The Fibromyalgia Magazine deals with the areas that matter to our readers:
Arthritis Inspire Magazine – Inspire magazine is a quarterly members magazine for members packed with features, news, tips and information. Another Arthritis Uk Magazine is Arthritis Digest.
Arthritis Digest magazine is published six times a year and summarises the latest research in the arthritis arena making it essential reading for anyone affected by the painful condition.
Informative, upbeat and packed full of news and reviews about drugs, pain relief, superfoods, products and services, each issue has a star celebrity interview and true stories. Arthritis Digest magazine informs readers and encourages them to learn, try new ideas and explore their options.
The ME Association produce a quarterly magazine, ME Essential, required reading for any ME sufferer. Members of the ME Association receive a quarterly magazine – ME Essential – delivered straight to their door. It features exclusive interviews, keeps them up-to-date with medical and scientific developments and includes stories about how people cope with the disease.
A magazine with lots on health is the Well Being Magazine – it has articles, reviews, health and fitness, beauty, travel, food and drink.
Natural Health Magazine, covers everything from the benefits of Tai Chi, and endless articles on Complementary Therapies. You can also get a newsletter delivered to your in box. Natural Health
If you’re ready to embark on your alternative wellbeing journey, make sure you have a Natural Health magazine subscription to guide you along the way.
Finally Planet Mindful Each issue is divided into four sections: Mind, Body, Relationships and Living.6
Why not buy that special person who is clearly suffering something a little different this year. Subscriptions have become big business over the last few years and there are a number of health-related ones which would make a great Christmas gift.
This box is designed to help you become more self-aware and understand yourself better, so that you can set goals that will make you feel truly fulfilled once you achieve them.
Subscriptions from £20 a month
A wellness subscription with no commitment and starts at £10 per month and includes health and well-being products to sample for your bath, home and food related.
Subscription from £10 per month
Billed as “a hug in a box”, Buddy Box is a thoughtful way to show those who are suffering from depression and anxiety (or simply going through a difficult time) that you care. Completely gender-neutral, it contains useful and supportive products to encourage self-care; whether purchasing it for yourself or as a gift for your loved one. Along with wellness treats, their box included a helpful zine, a book on staying calm, and a practical “how to make a decision” flowchart. Profits are used by Blurt to provide peer support for those suffering from depression.
Subscription from £12 per month
The Happy Paper Club is a monthly stationery subscription service that delivers boxes filled with papery goodness, happy and inspirational messages, and more to boost your happiness and spread a little joy.
A stationery subscription is a real treat if you love all things papery. The Happy Paper Club’s boxes are packed with handmade stationery, inspirational mantras and more to help you spread some joy by sending a thoughtful message to a friend or relative.
Subscription From £14.95 per month
If your idea of relaxation is a night curled up with a good book, then this subscription box is the one for you. We loved the simplicity of the box, which teams a fiction text with a box of tea bags and delivers it to your door each month. Their colourful, action-packed historical novel was well-matched with a tin of tea – the ideal cure for a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The element of surprise is all part of its appeal but it does mean you might be left with a book that’s not your preferred genre or theme. There’s the option to buy a one-off box or subscribe for a lengthier period for bookworms who need their regular fix.
Subscription £12.99 per month
The Tea and Book Club has three options to subscribe to. The coffee and vintage which gives you a surprise vintage paperback and a packet of delicious ground coffee through the post each month (enough for four to five cups!) There’s no stationery in this version of the subscription. The tea and vintage which gives you a surprise vintage paperback, four luxury tea pyramids and some of our beautiful stationery. The tea will be picked from a carefully selected (and tested!) range at Bookishly HQ or the classic subscription which gives you a beautiful classic novel and some delicious tea to enjoy it with, posted out once a month. This subscription features a range of our exclusive covers for all of your favourite classic books. Their beautiful dust jackets over a Wordsworth Classic Edition.
Subscriptions from £10.00 per month
The Natural Wellness Box sells bi-monthly subscription which you receive every other month and you will discover green health, beauty and wellness products in each box. You will receive 5-7 full size items, which may consist of natural beauty products, natural skincare, natural remedies, natural supplements, herbal tea, aromatherapy, superfoods or natural lifestyle items. Boxes are sent out bi-monthly. Payment is taken upon initial subscription, then on the 1st every other month.
Subscriptions from £35.00 per month