As Within So Without

To Avoid Gaining weight and To Look Your Absolute Best- Sleep At Least 7 Hours a Night

The whole “beauty rest” thing is TRUE.

When we’re sleep-deprived, our production of ghrelin (a hunger-promoting hormone) significantly increases, and we burn calories 20% slower than those who sleep on average seven hours a night.  

The negative effects of not getting enough sleep
man picture fo Before and After 7 Hours of Sleep

 1. Eat 1 cup of fruit an hour before bedtime. The natural sugar in fruit- (fructose) increases the production of calming brain chemicals, making you feel sleepy in as little as 20 minutes. Hmmm... Wine comes from grapes, and grapes are a fruit...( See where I'm going with that? CHEERS!) 


2. Stretch for at least 10 minutes before bed. Stretching will help built-up release tension and calm any anxious thoughts. 


3. Wear comfy PJs. Wearing sleepwear that is too tight traps body heat slowing down the brain's production of melatonin. 


4. Give yourself a five-minute calf massage, and it'll stimulate nerves in the legs that soothe the adrenal glands and lower cortisol levels that interfere with sleep. 


5. Burn a lavender candle or put lavender potpourri in your bedroom. The scent of lavender will relax you in less than 10 minutes.  

True Love is Sleep Sleeping Beauty wanting to sleep without a kiss

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