All I want for Christmas is…..SLEEP
By Felicity Barnes
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the festive circus is in town and the countdown is on…
…the dazzle of the lights, the music, the aromas of delicious food and the prospect of a hot drink to warm the chills from battling the crowds, plus for some of us, the dream of rest and rebalancing…
But the reality for many, can be far removed from the insta-ready imagery that we are surrounded by. Anxiety, overwhelm and stress can dominate, affecting mood, sleep and well-being.
2/3rds of British people, including those not even celebrating Christmas, felt “stressed” by the season by early December.
- YouGov December 2021
According to the www.sleepfoundation.org adults 18-64 need 7-9 hours sleep a night. The reality, is that around ¾ of British adults sleep less than 7 hours a night according to The Sleep Council.
Aviva Insurance conducted a survey in 2017, that revealed two thirds (67%) of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep and nearly a quarter (23%) manage no more than five hours a night.
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.”
- Charlotte Bronte
After you’ve finished your evening routine…and before you slip into bed, spritz the Bedtime Hero Pillow Mist liberally across your pillow and duvet. You will be fast asleep in no time, that deep, dreamless, immobile sleep that is rare and precious.
It seems to me that the gift of restful and rejuvenating sleep is as valuable as anything else you could imagine and if you want to know what’s on my wish list this year, it’s got to be the Cocoonzzz Mulberry Silk Pillowcase (if you’re pushing the boat out…but what price is beauty sleep?)
Silk is the perfect partner to the most restorative, restful sleep as it regulates temperature so you won’t get overheated but you’ll stay cosy. Perfection, especially if temperature in bed is something that causes your sleep disturbances.
Added to that – silk is smoother than cotton, so will not cause friction on the skin, helping fend off those pesky fine lines we see on the side we sleep most…plus it doesn’t give you bed-head either.
Beauty Insider final word:
Wishing you a restful, restorative, peaceful season.
Look after yourself.
See you in 2023!