We’re all in on fresh starts and taking stock of what’s working, what’s not, and how to make space for personal improvements. With 2023 underway it’s a great time to focus on YOU. Whether you tend to map out new year resolutions, chose a meaningful “word of the year” or prefer to leave it to fate, being intentional can go a long way to create lasting, positive habits.
One area of routine that we are focusing on this year is sleep health. It’s hard to imagine tackling any of our to-do’s (let alone our resolutions) without the proper energy that a good night’s sleep provides, yet 1 in 2 Canadians report having trouble going to or staying asleep.
Routine plays a big role. Try keeping to the same schedule each night to help re-set your natural sleeping rhythm. Comforts like lavender spray and fresh sheets can transform your room to a calm space. Why not invest in quality bedding to help you into a relaxed state a bedtime?a
Blue light can strain the system, especially at bedtime – could 2023 mark the return of the alarm clock? Check out the Sunrise Alarm Clock, available at Hudson’s Bay, that can be programmed to wake you with gradually increasing brightness and colour levels like a sunrise. Commit to charging your phone in another room each night and try trading your phone for a novel. We can’t wait to work through the 2023 must reads from Coles.
If sleep is presenting a more serious problem, taking a holistic approach is possible. We chatted with Rave at Nutrition House to get the lay of the land for catching all the right zzz’s. She suggests stopping by to go over your sleep goals… but if that’s not in the cards, a few products you may want to consider…
Sleep N Beauty is an all-natural supplement that caught our eye. Formulated with magnesium, GABA, and melatonin it promotes a restful sleep, relaxation and can reduce the signs of stress. These sleep support nutrients are combined with antioxidants and collagen boosting nutrients. (BONUS! A formula that helps us sleep AND look our best, yes please!)
Sleep Solution is a safe, liquid sleep aid designed to quickly ease the transition to sleep, helping you to sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed. We love the fresh, natural lemon flavour too.
Still waking up unrested? Cold-water treatments are all the rage, and we must admit the trend has us intrigued. Ending your regular shower with even 15 seconds of ice-cold water can wake your body up, inducing a higher state of alertness, helping you to concentrate and stay focused throughout the day.
Here’s to 2023, more sleep, less stress, and cultivating happiness. Dream on, you’ve got this!