Most people don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. This leads to many health issues, including many serious diseases like hypertension and diabetes. This also shows in our skin in the form of premature signs of skin aging such as dullness, fine lines and dark circles, which many products try to counter. However, chronic sleep deprivation also affects our mood, productivity and creativity—straining relationships at home and at work. The recently concluded World Sleep Day held last March 16 aims to help curb this global epidemic. And while demanding work schedules, worsening traffic and other issues are beyond our control, there are some things that we can fix to get that coveted 8 hours of rest.
Sleep Mode. Turn off electronic gadgets an hour before sleep. Let’s face it—our last 5 minutes of mindless scrolling can easily becomes an hour of frantic stalking.
In the Dark. Keep your bedroom as dark as possible. Scaredy cats can keep a low night light on. And while you’re at it, keep things cool as well.
Keep Calm. Crisp, cool and clean sheets spritzed with a fine mist of soothing scents can help calm your senses and prep you for sleep. Try NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Good Night Pillow Mist (P950), a blend of relaxing lavender and geranium essential oils.
Take a Bath. A warm bath puts you in the mood for rest. While you’re at it, light a candle such as NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Organic Aromatherapy Candle in Calming (P2750), which contains pure rose and geranium essential oils.
Pamper Your Skin. Skincare that acts as a sleeping aid is a must-have for the perennially stressed out. Try NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Beauty Sleep Concentrate (P2350). If you love the balancing, serene scent, envelope yourself in NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Beauty Sleep Body Butter (P1750), a luxurious cream that absorbs quickly and smells like an exotic spa.
Neal’s Yard Remedies is available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la Plaza Mall and Adora Greenbelt.