SKIN AND WELLBEING
OUR TOP TIPS FOR A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP
Are you one of the 8 in 10 adults wishing you could sleep better? Do you often find yourself awake at 3am endlessly going through everything you have to do in the morning and waiting for your alarm?
You’re not alone. 31% of UK adults say they suffer from Insomnia with 67% saying they suffer from sleep disruption 🤯.This can have a profound affect on our appearance from our eyes to our general skin complexion. Although specific effects of sleep in skin health have not been entirely proven, studies have shown that quality sleepers are able to heal skin problems faster 💫
One of the major indications of poor sleeping habits is puffy and dark eyes... hello Dalmatian! Often this can be due to the fact you’ve laid awake all night causing your eyes to become dry and irritated which can lead to inflammation, hence the puffiness. One way to counter act this is to use a really good eye serum in the mornings.
A particular favourite of ours is AQ Eye Serum.
Anxiety has been said to be a major issue for Gen Z with up to 70% of survey respondents stating that they thought this was an issue amongst their friends. Anxiety can also play a large role in lying awake all night and depriving us of our much-needed beauty sleep 😴. If we are anxious about things it can be hard to switch our brains off and get into a relaxed state ready to sleep.
CBD OIL AS A REMEDY
Recent research looked at the effect of CBD Oil on getting a better night’s sleep and reducing anxiety. The study showed CBD to have a dramatic effect to lower anxiety levels in 79% of participants and drastically improve sleep. Some of our Tribe have also been using CBD Oil as a remedy for anxiety and sleep deprivation. We have found first hand that this has greatly improved our night’s sleep. We recommend taking half to one full pipette of Yuyo Botanics PM Tincture or MedTerra 1000mg CBD oil 30 minutes before bed. Alternatively, why not try OTO CBD’s Pillow Mist infused with CBD, Lavender, roman chamomile and Vetiver which is used in South East Asia to alleviate anxiety.
Quick Fact: Did you know CBD is known to interact with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep/wake cycles?
MANAGING CORTISOL LEVELS (NATURES BUILT IN ALARM SYSTEM!)
Managing your cortisol levels may also be key to improving your sleep. Young LDN friend and LA-based naturopathic doctor, Dr Nigma Talib recently explained to Vogue Australia; “If your cortisol is imbalanced, you will not only find it difficult to drop off, but you will also wake in the early hours between 2am and 4am. Consistently poor sleep leaves you feeling hungover and can even exacerbate hormonal imbalances, heightening PMT and menopausal symptoms.” Dr. Nigma suggests taking a B-complex supplement such as Dr Nigma Talib B Famous capsules which, she says, “help to bring your cortisol levels into alignment”. The majority of our Tribe take B Famous and can attest to the difference it has made to all of us!
Dr. Nigma B Famous (60 Capsules)
- Try and switch off all technology at least 30 minutes prior to sleeping, you’d be amazed at the effect this can have on a good night’s sleep.
- Check your mattress and speak to an expert. If you’re mattress is too soft or too hard for you, this will majorly hinder how well you rest at night
- Remove the TV from your bedroom!
There is no one size fits all approach, but we thought we’d give you some of the tips and tricks that have worked for our Tribe.
Got your own remedies? Get in touch and we’ll share them with The Young Life!