Sleep Sound, Sound Mind
May 10, 2012
There is no denying between work, family, text message pings, technology and countless other things that bombard our everyday lives, that our bodies and mind crave a good night of sleep. Leading medical experts all agree that the number one cause of stress and lack of daily energy comes from a lack of restful sleep, which can lead to depression, diminished mental performance and an overall negative impact on your body.
Beauty Foods Nightly Beauty Drink is focused on making sure you have a natural and soothing sleep solution that enables you to have a healthier existence.
Organic Bedding: We spend 1/3 of our life in our beds; make sure that what you are sleeping on is the best for you and your specific sleep needs. Regular sheets use dangerous chemicals such as fire retardants, dyeing chemicals, and solvents to produce a product that may look ok, but there are better options out there. Additionally, if you are having allergic reactions or skin issues only at night when you sleep, these can be directly related to the bedding you’re using. The truth is, using organic sheets provides more comfort, less allergens, and they last a lot longer, saving you more money to be used on other important items.
Aromatherapy: An essential to restful sleep is relaxation. Aromatherapy has the ability to use essential oil to improve your physical and emotional well-being. Lavender is the most popular aroma, helping with digestion and depression, and is especially good for calming the nervous system, relaxing the body and enabling blissful sleep. Additional suggested aromas are chamomile (for insomnia), bergamot (relieves stress), sandalwood (relieves nervous tension), and mandarin (rivals lavender as a sleep aid, but gentle enough for children).
Yoga: Yoga has proven to be an excellent way to relieve stress and offer relaxation, especially through sleeping. Gentle yoga or stretching, with focus on your breathing 5-10 minutes before bed can provide your body and mind a much needed mental and physical release of toxins and tension. Adding this 8-minute nightly yoga routine will give you better sleep and ease you into a relaxing, dreamful sleep.
Glass of warm milk: Milk contains the amino acid called tryptophan that your body converts to melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is the hormone in your body that tells you to sleep, and serotonin is the hormone that keeps you relaxed and happy. Other foods that have tryptophan are oats, bananas and peanuts (for those who are unable to consume dairy). We also encourage you to add your favorite Beauty Foods flavor to your warm milk for a deeper, more relaxed sleep