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Sleep 101: The Secret to Sweet Slumbers

Tired of waking up on the wrong side of the bed? We know the frustrations that come with feeling like your daily ‘rise and shine’ turns into ‘cries by noontime’. There are many factors that contribute to the seemingly never-ending tossing and turning battle. Whether it’s a preoccupied mind, an uncomfortable pillow or your partner’s snoring that’s keeping you up, the struggle to fall asleep each night is more common than you may think. Roughly one in three adults worldwide have difficulty in swiftly dozing off and slipping into a sound slumber. Fear not, we’re here to assure you that developing a healthy sleeping pattern is possible so that you can wake up feeling rested, refreshed and ready to conquer the day ahead.

Why sleep is so important

We tend to underestimate the power of sleep and its pivotal role in maintaining the health of the body and mind. Sleep isn’t just about trying to avoid morning drowsiness or an attempt to prevent an afternoon crash. When we sleep, we give our bodies time to restore, repair and replenish, which directly impacts the way we function mentally and physically throughout the day.

When you shut your eyes and slowly drift off into a deep slumber, it benefits your mind and body in the following ways:

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Maintains a healthy metabolic rate

  • Sharpens concentration and improves productivity

  • Reduces stress

  • Enhances athletic performance

Sleep should always be prioritised and protected so that you can get through each day without feeling like you just pulled off an unplanned all-nighter. Most importantly, prioritising sleep allows you to harness your mental and physical health.

How to build a healthy sleeping pattern

Get into the groove of a nighttime routine.

When it comes to establishing a healthy sleeping pattern, consistency is key. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, while ensuring you get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. This way, your body’s internal clock can develop and maintain a routine that ensures you can fall asleep and wake up with ease.

If you don’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, climb out of bed, leave your bedroom and do something relaxing such as meditating, reading a book, or listening to soothing music. Hit the hay when you feel tired again.

Create the perfect sleeping environment

Make sure that your bedroom is quiet, dark and at a comfortable temperature. Exposure to bright light in the evenings can make it challenging to doze off, which is why it’s important to limit screen time to at least one hour before going to bed. By creating a peaceful space that is optimised solely for rest, you can expect to fall asleep within minutes.

Calm the mind with VitaminMe

A calm state of mind is often all it takes to slip soundly into dreamland, which is why VitaminMe’s Sleep + Calm vitamin is your new bedside bestie. Packed with Passionflower, Theanine and Valerian Root, this formula is designed to promote healthy sleeping patterns and reduce feelings of anxiety while easing sleeplessness and insomnia.

Quality sleep ties your mind, body, and health together. Start your journey of quality rest and living a fulfilled and happy life with VitaminMe. We’ve always got your back.