How To Get Your Beauty Sleep
Hi babe! Don't you just LOVE getting a solid night's sleep? I always feel so refreshed and energized! A good sleep is so important for a healthy body and mind. Since Karena and I are always on the go, we make it a point to get to bed as early as we can so we're alert, productive, and feelin' fab the next day. We know slowing down can be challenging...so here are a couple tips to help you get all the beauty sleep your gorgeous body deserves!
Limit your screen time!
We know it's addicting ~ we have to remind ourselves to do the same! Binge-watching your favorite TV show or scrolling late at night can greatly impact your beauty rest. Research shows that more than a third of us aren't getting enough sleep and that reduced rest can increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol AND the hunger hormone ghrelin. Make it a goal to let your mind unwind and limit screen time 30 minutes before you hit the sheets!
Make your bedroom your happy place!
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary ~ somewhere you can go and feel completely relaxed and at ease. One of the best ways to do this is to use lavender essential oils and candles around your room. Treating yourself to a new pair of super-soft sheets, and investing in a quality mattress are also ways to ensure quality sleep and comfort! We like cotton sheets best - they keep us cool which is optimal for sleeping! 🙌🏻
Sweat it out!
Did you know that exercise and quality sleep go hand in hand? Babes who exercise are more likely to fall asleep easily and stay asleep for longer compared to individuals who do not exercise. We have Booty Calls for a reason girl! 😉
It's okay to sleep in!
We know life is crazy busy, and this is a tough one for us too! It's important to remember that you are more productive the more rested you are. When you can, especially on weekends, try to turn off that alarm & sleep as long as your body needs. It's okay to slow down sometimes. Trust us...your body will thank you!
Foods to help you sleep!
Eat leafy greens like spinach and collard greens. They contain magnesium, which can help relax your body! Almonds and walnuts contain a sleep-enhancing amino acid called tryptophan, which helps increase melatonin levels, your sleepy hormone! Melatonin can also be found in tart cherries, so grab a handful before bed for an extra good snooze.
Rest & recovery is SO important for reaching your goals and showing your body the love it deserves. We hope your dreams are extra sweet tonight! 🤗