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How to Have a More Restful Sleep

Insights from KurSpa Posted March, 2018 Insights from Kurspa | March 01, 2018

Sleep is an important part of healthy living. A good night’s sleep can prepare to take on the challenges of the day. So go ahead, snooze away, get your rest and feel great.


Did you know that beauty sleep is a real thing? 

It’s true your skin repairs itself while you sleep. New skin cells are made and replace the old ones. Not to mention the obvious benefits of reducing puffy eyes and dark circles. If you want to look younger and more fresh faced and vibrant adopt these healthy bed time rituals:
 
1. Wash your face before bed. Remove all the make-up and dirt and pollution and start with a blank canvas. Not washing your face before bed can lead to clogged pours, blackheads and breakouts.

2. Moisturize and repair with a great anti-aging night cream, we recommend Traitement Régénérant acts like a protective shield by supplying the skin with rich care and repairing UV damage. The anti-aging night cream ensures that the skin’s own repair mechanisms are reactivated. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid intensifies the skin’s moisture binding and results in a fresh, youthful appearance

3. Change your pillowcases once per week. Changing your pillowcase will ensure you are not resting your pretty face amidst dirt and bacteria.
 
A good night’s sleep has many health benefits beyond improving our appearance. Sleep can lower stress and improve our mood as well as improve our body’s physical health. So how can you get better zzzz’s.
 
Naturopathic Physician Krista Ingram suggests these recommendations for achieving a restful, sound, healthy sleep: 

Use your bed only for sleeping and intimate time with your partner.  No reading, no TV in the bedroom, no working/bookkeeping/planning/organizing, etc in your bedroom. Setting up an environment that supports calmness, rest and sleep will help you fall asleep more easily.  Think calm and peaceful.  Use lower intensity lighting to create a more relaxing and restful atmosphere - a small lamp, candles or a salt lamp. 

At least 30 minutes before bed, avoid television, computer work and even reading.  These are stimulating and can be disruptive to sleep.  There is recently much evidence being published saying that tablet and Kindle exposure before bed is more disturbing to sleep patterns than reading a book.   Also, keep all electronics out of the bedroom.  If you have a clock radio or alarm, try to keep it at least 5 feet away from you.  Keeping electromagnetic energy to an absolute minimum is thought to be important to rest too.

Spend at least 10-minutes before bed doing breathing exercises, meditating, doing some gentle stretches or listening to soft, relaxing music or a guided meditation.
 
Lavender is also an amazing tool as part of a calming bedtime routine.

Lavender can be incorporated before bed as part of an Epsom salt bath. The warm water sooths, lavender relaxes and the Epsom salt decreases pain and tension in the body.
 
Lavender can also be used in a skin nourishing lotion. Moisturizing your body before bed will increase your skins health and there are some amazing lotions that include lavender. I recommend Sparkling Hill Lavender Body Butter. This is a rich lotion made from mango butter.
 
Finally including lavender in your sleep routine can be as easy as applying 3-5 drops of the pure essential oil onto a tissue and slipping that scented tissue into your pillowcase so you can breathe in the gentle relaxing aroma as you drift off.
 
Sleep is an important part of healthy living. A good night’s sleep can prepare to take on the challenges of the day. So go ahead, snooze away, get your rest and feel great. 

Kelly Tarso l KurSpa Manager
Dr. Krista Ingram l Naturopathic Physician


Did you know that beauty sleep is a real thing? 

It’s true your skin repairs itself while you sleep. New skin cells are made and replace the old ones. Not to mention the obvious benefits of reducing puffy eyes and dark circles. If you want to look younger and more fresh faced and vibrant adopt these healthy bed time rituals:
 
1. Wash your face before bed. Remove all the make-up and dirt and pollution and start with a blank canvas. Not washing your face before bed can lead to clogged pours, blackheads and breakouts.

2. Moisturize and repair with a great anti-aging night cream, we recommend Traitement Régénérant acts like a protective shield by supplying the skin with rich care and repairing UV damage. The anti-aging night cream ensures that the skin’s own repair mechanisms are reactivated. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid intensifies the skin’s moisture binding and results in a fresh, youthful appearance

3. Change your pillowcases once per week. Changing your pillowcase will ensure you are not resting your pretty face amidst dirt and bacteria.
 
A good night’s sleep has many health benefits beyond improving our appearance. Sleep can lower stress and improve our mood as well as improve our body’s physical health. So how can you get better zzzz’s.
 
Naturopathic Physician Krista Ingram suggests these recommendations for achieving a restful, sound, healthy sleep: 

Use your bed only for sleeping and intimate time with your partner.  No reading, no TV in the bedroom, no working/bookkeeping/planning/organizing, etc in your bedroom. Setting up an environment that supports calmness, rest and sleep will help you fall asleep more easily.  Think calm and peaceful.  Use lower intensity lighting to create a more relaxing and restful atmosphere - a small lamp, candles or a salt lamp. 

At least 30 minutes before bed, avoid television, computer work and even reading.  These are stimulating and can be disruptive to sleep.  There is recently much evidence being published saying that tablet and Kindle exposure before bed is more disturbing to sleep patterns than reading a book.   Also, keep all electronics out of the bedroom.  If you have a clock radio or alarm, try to keep it at least 5 feet away from you.  Keeping electromagnetic energy to an absolute minimum is thought to be important to rest too.

Spend at least 10-minutes before bed doing breathing exercises, meditating, doing some gentle stretches or listening to soft, relaxing music or a guided meditation.
 
Lavender is also an amazing tool as part of a calming bedtime routine.

Lavender can be incorporated before bed as part of an Epsom salt bath. The warm water sooths, lavender relaxes and the Epsom salt decreases pain and tension in the body.
 
Lavender can also be used in a skin nourishing lotion. Moisturizing your body before bed will increase your skins health and there are some amazing lotions that include lavender. I recommend Sparkling Hill Lavender Body Butter. This is a rich lotion made from mango butter.
 
Finally including lavender in your sleep routine can be as easy as applying 3-5 drops of the pure essential oil onto a tissue and slipping that scented tissue into your pillowcase so you can breathe in the gentle relaxing aroma as you drift off.
 
Sleep is an important part of healthy living. A good night’s sleep can prepare to take on the challenges of the day. So go ahead, snooze away, get your rest and feel great. 

Kelly Tarso l KurSpa Manager
Dr. Krista Ingram l Naturopathic Physician

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