Top tips from Alicia, &Sister founder for nailing that excellent night’s sleep.
Have a holly jolly GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP!
It’s the best time of the year… to nurture your winter routine and cultivate good sleep!
According to the Sleep Foundation, man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep… that serves us well in many scenarios is anyone else familiar with that feeling of being tired but refusing to go to bed… recently for me it’s been ‘just one more episode of the Crown’. (Oh the pros & cons on Netflix!)
I have struggled to consistently get a full night’s sleep since my mid-twenties with long stressful hours as a trainee lawyer (not to mention playing hard on the weekends) disrupting my sleep patterns.
Then. Motherhood. Boom.
Amaryllis burst into my nights with an absolute disregard for uninterrupted sleep, add all that together and the result? My sleep has never been the same again.
Sleep is the best legal performance enhancing drug! And it plays a significant role in healing and repairing the body, maintaining a healthy weight and balancing hormones. I know first hand that without sleep my brain is messy and stressy! So, sleep is important to safeguard against mood swings, depression and just those odd blue days!
From speaking to many friends and clients, it seems to be a modern day problem.
So &Sister wants to share our tips for nailing that good night’s sleep….
1. YOGA – OF COURSE.
Regular exercise, relaxation and mediation has been shown to improve sleep. Join &Sister on the mat to release some of those feel good endorphins, cultivate a little inner fire and release tension though vinyasa flows. All this will help de-stress, restore the muscles and help regulate body temperature – perfect for catching those quality zzz’s! Book here.
2. FRESHEN UP YOUR BED LINEN.
&Sister’s current favourites for a silky smooth cosy night time snuggle up are Tom & Dicks co Bed Linen! You can use our exclusive Discount code: Cullum15 to elevate your bedtime snuggles to super SOFT proportions. (Partnered with @PoundonHouse & @cullumdesign)
3. TAKE A LONG SOAK.
A relaxing bath with Epsom salts, bubbles or essential oils is the dream night-time routine scenario right? It’s a true ‘Reset & Breathe’ tool in our household and I couldn’t dream of better bath time experience than at Poundon House topped with a beauty regime using MOA natural & organic products, they really are true to their name… Magic! (@magicorganicapothecay).
4. MAGIC UP A SLEEP WAND.
Our besties at Root & Flower have the ultimate concoction and we know it works! A clean, tidy and dark room scented with Root & Flowers signature lavender sleep blend is an automatic sleep-enticing dream scenario.
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5. SWITCH ON DOWNTIME.
Turning off your phone or going into settings to put it on ‘do not disturb’ for at least one hour before going to sleep will be hugely beneficial. Try to do this for a week and see how your sleep is improved. Also, why not pop along to an &Sister evening yoga class and let our Savasana slip you into a restorative evening away from screens paired with a Pukka Night Time tea for some extra weekday retreat vibes!
Exciting news COMING SOON for our Sister company... POUNDON HOUSE STAYS.
Poundon House Country Estate & House Weekday Stay's to truly indulge your sleep and self!
Book in for the best night's sleep. A time to restore and explore, and even perhaps a spot of shopping at Bicester Village! Retail therapy Christmas shopping? Also, explore the amazing walks and small business surrounding the local area. OPENING SOON... Register Interest HERE.