IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT 5 of THE BEST SLEEP SPRAYS…

It’s’ Sleep Sunday and this week I’m giving you my top 5 Sleep Sprays

1. Botanic Pillow Mist Lavender and Sweet Marjoram £6 available from Boots – This relaxing Pillow Mist helps to naturally calm the mind and prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep. Made with a soothing blend of Lavender and Sweet Marjoram oils, this Pillow Mist helps to relax body and mind to encourage inner peace before sleep.

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2. Dr. Organic Lavender Sleep Therapy £7.99 available from Holland and Barratt.

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  • Pillow Spray, Suitable for vegans

If you are searching for a perfect night time sleep, then look no further than the Dr Organic Lavender Pillow Spray. A truly unique night-time spray helping to diminish sleepless nights while promoting deep sleep and tranquillity. Complete with a proprietary blend of organic and natural ingredients, including bioactive essential oils such as Ylang-Ylang, Vetiver, Patchouli, Bergamot and Arabian Jasmine. Suitable for Vegan.

3. Bramble and Blossom Sleep Well Mist £15 available from Bramble and Blossom.

A calming blend of essential oils and flower water that helps promote a sense of calm and aids a restful nights sleep.

We have expertly blended essential oils renowned for their relaxing and calming properties. Lavender, marjoram and patchouli have been combined with chamomile flower water, so you can enjoy a tranquil sleep and awake refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Spritz around the bedroom and on pillow before bedtime. Relax breathing in the calming mist and enjoy a restful nights sleep.

4. Cowshed Sleepy Calming Pillow Mist £16 available from Cowshed. .

Slip into a restful night’s sleep with our Sleepy range. Our calming pillow mist calls upon a bespoke blend of Melissa and Lemon Myrtle essential oils, relaxing the body and mind with a citrusy fragrance. The layering of St John’s Wort and Lady’s Mantle with these oils creates an effective stress-reliever, which assists a good night’s sleep.Product quantity

5. Goodnight Pillow Mist £15 available from Neal’s Yard Remedies.

Wake up refreshed with our award-winning bedtime mist, proven to improve your sleep from the first night*. The tranquil blend of organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin essential oils promote a sense of calm for a peaceful night.

  • Restful and relaxing
  • Improve your sleep from the very first night*
  • 81% found Goodnight Pillow Mist helped calm and relax*
  • 74% found Goodnight Pillow Mist aids a peaceful night’s sleep*
  • 71% would recommend Goodnight Pillow Mist to someone with sleep issues*
  • 69% fell asleep quicker*

IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT TIREDNESS & HOW TO OVERCOME IT…

Your energy and tiredness can actually be lifted in different ways. If your struggling just to put one foot in front of the other then you could try some tricks of the trade to help pick you up.

Studies have proved that an early morning workout boosts your metabolism more than at any other time. First thing for me is by far the worst time as I am always as stiff as a board but once I’ve had my medication, a hot shower and got moving I soon feel more comfortable but I might start going for my morning walk before breakfast to try this metabolism lift.

They also say that if you drop a jasmine essential oil on your wrist after showering it will increase brain waves and instantly make you more alert.

Wearing bright colours they say will give you an instant energy boost.

And, apparently when you are doing computer work you blink a lot less which can then leas to you feeling more tired. In the Natural Health Magazine they said that the University of Texas suggest a 20-20-20-20 strategy : blinking 20 times, looking away for 20 seconds and focusing on an object 20 feet away, every 20 minutes !!!!!

Include nuts in your lunch as they are high in healthy unsaturated fats and protein, and packed with key vitamins and minerals, nuts are a great source of energy.

Of course we all know that taking a nap for around 45 minutes can produce a five-fold improvement in your memory and alertness and is something I can definitely verify is so true. If I miss my 44 mins – 1 hr afternoon nap I just cannot function the same and, my pain seems much worse.

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside, so I can regularly walk among nature. Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that being surrounded by nature for just 20 minutes a day makes people feel more invigorated.

Finally, at the end of your day, try this bedtime power walk. Walk as slowly as you can around your bedroom keeping your body in constant motion. Start with 30 seconds and then work your way up to 5 minutes. They say this low level exercise will reduce stress hormones dramatically.

IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – 5 REASONS YOU MAY NOT BE FALLING ASLEEP STRAIGHT AWAY…

1. Not taking enough time. One of the most common mistakes people make about sleep is thinking there’s this switch that gets triggered as soon as you jump into bed that cues sleep. However, that is not how sleep works. Taking everything in it’s stride but in a routine will help your brain to start slowing down.

2. Bringing cell phones to bed with you. Cell phones bring the world to your fingertips wherever you go, which is great — except when you’re trying to signal to your body to shut down and power off. And the same goes for laptops, TVs, tablets and other electronics. I honestly cannot sleep without my phone on next to me but I now always turn the sound off and place it face down so the light doesn’t disturb my sleep. I think knowing it’s next to me helps me to relax.

3. Too much caffeine during the day. It’s not just before you go to sleep that caffeine can affect your sleep it’s how much of it you have consumed in a whole day be it tea, coffee or chocolate which are the worst culprits. Think about what you are consuming after 12 Noon onwards.

4. Sleeping too hot. Part of the body’s process of falling asleep is decreasing its temperature. (Physiologically, that’s part of what happens during sleep!) So keeping your bedroom temperature cool just helps this happen faster. Ideally keep your thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Sleep Foundation. If that feels chilly, cover with a light blanket (or keep one nearby) that you can shove aside as needed.

5. Too much light. Light is one of the most important external factors that can affect sleep. It does so both directly, by making it difficult for people to fall asleep, and indirectly, by influencing the timing of our internal clock and thereby affecting our preferred time to sleep, says Harvard Healthy Sleep.

USING PRODUCTS WHICH CONTAIN CBD TO HELP YOU SLEEP…

According to Wikipedia Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function.

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However, help is at hand in the form of CBD for sleep. CBD is a chemical compound taken from the cannabis Sativa plant (marijuana) but unlike the primary psychoactive element in marijuana (which gives you a high) CBD is non-psychoactive, so there is no ‘high’.The cannabis family has several different breeds. Hemp and marijuana are two varieties of this plant, and hemp has been grown for food, fabric, and medicine since 8000 BC.

One of the studies that determined the effectiveness of CBD in the improvement of sleep and anxiety, revealed that CBD appeared to be better tolerated for anxiety and sleep than routine psychiatric medications.

In a recent nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, about 10 percent of Americans who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep, and a majority of those people said it worked.

It’s easy to understand why people are turning to CBD to help with sleep: Almost 80 percent of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week, according to another recent nationally representative CR survey of 1,267 U.S. adults. And many existing treatments, particularly prescription and over-the-counter drugs, are often not very effective and are risky, too.

Some other research hints that CBD may also affect sleep directly, by interacting with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep/wake cycles, according to a 2017 review of sleep and cannabis in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports.

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There are some great CBD products and oils available on the market at the moment. Grass &Co, Silent Night CBD Kit includes their balancing CALM 500mg CBD Consumable Oil, peaceful Pillow Spray and an exclusive limited-edition Grass & Co. Sleep Mask.

Their new CBD 500g Calm Oil is a simple and effective way to benefit from CBD. Each drop contains a deeply relaxing blend of CBD, Mint, Chamomile & Ashwaghanda. The Calm Pillow Spray balances the comforting aromatherapy scents of luxurious Lemon, relaxing Rosemary and calming Chamomile to soothe you to your sleepy place. Awake feeling calmed and the Grass & Co. Sleep Mask is made from the highest quality mulberry silk.

With dozens of 5-star ratings from its customers, Medterra offers one of the most popular CBD products for sleep on the market. Blended with 25mg of CBD and 10mg of Melatonin in every dissolvable tablet (30 tablets per container) Medterra’s dissolvable sleep tablets offer a soothing experience and a restful night’s sleep.

CBD Gummies have also become a popular choice for help with sleep and these Hemp Bombs CBD Sleep Gummies are perfect. Hit the sheets and enjoy natural relief from anxiety and stress with these tasty CBD Sleep Gummies from Hemp Bombs. Chew into these CBD-infused gummies and get ready for a soothing night’s rest.

Finally, a CBD Vape Pen for Sleep . Vaping CBD is the fastest method of delivery because it can directly enter the bloodstream through the lungs. This vape pen contains 100.2 mg of CBD per unit, and there are a total of 90 servings in each pen.

Using CBD for sleep is becoming more and more popular, but please remember to check with your GP first before taking anything that contains CBD.

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IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – 38 BRILLIANT SLEEP DEPRIVATION STATISTICS THAT WILL WAKE YOU UP IN 2020…

Sleeping is a vital component of overall health. It enhances your memory, helps you stay alert and motivated, and improves the immune system. You’ll spend about one-third of your life sleeping. Those eight recommended hours of sleep affect you in numerous positive ways. But the lack thereof influences you in ways you couldn’t imagine.

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For example, if you don’t get enough sleep, you might have difficulty focusing or completing daily tasks. You may have trouble controlling your emotions, learning, or remembering things. If you continue the practice of sleeping less, your immune system will suffer. You may find it hard to fight off even a common cold. Prolonged sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and you might even start to hallucinate.

Unfortunately, many US adults and teens can’t get proper sleep due to high levels of stress and anxiety. As a result, this affects their productivity at work and school but may also lead to more severe consequences. While teens may have bad grades at school due to the inability to focus and study, sleep deprivation in adults may result in more severe events, such as car accidents.

That’s why the benefits of quality sleep should never be underestimated. Today, you have crucial facts and stats about sleep deprivation before you. Keep your eyes wide open and grab a cup of freshly made coffee, because you’re about to learn more about sleep trends in the US and how sleep deprivation affects both physical and mental health.

SOURCE – https://dealsoncannabis.net/blog/sleep-deprivation-statistics/

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