Living a Healthy Lifestyle
What do you think of when someone says ‘healthy lifestyle’? Maybe going to the gym and exercising, eating to fuel your body, minimising fast food, no smoking, reducing sugar, taking care of your skin? The list is pretty long, but one thing that is often pushed to the bottom of our priorities is sleep.
I always promote a healthy lifestyle; going to the gym and having a balanced diet of nutritious and delicious foods is something I love. I also have an abundance of skincare products to keep my skin healthy. That said, I am so busy balancing work, blogging, seeing family and friends, the gym – not to mention other things on my ‘to do’ list like house-hunting, cleaning, cooking, wedding planning. The list feels endless and the first thing that usually takes the hit is my sleep.
I am proud to be part of the campaign #IWentToBedLikeThis with Benenox. I have actually blogged about the importance of sleep before (you can see my post here). However, it’s one of those things that is so easy to preach about, but in practise I often miss the mark.
I always have the best intentions – a schedule for my evening that includes me reading for 30 minutes and being asleep before 11pm. The reality of that occurring is probably less than once a month!
Benenox want to encourage our understanding of the importance of sleep – which I am 100% behind. I have so much on that I eat into my sleeping hours to get everything done. However, sleep is an integral part of my routine that I need to prioritise more.
Benenox is a unique supplement which focuses on ensuring that you have more restful sleep. It reduces awakenings, improves ability to get back to sleep and enhances your energy levels the next day. Containing a combination of honey, Sustamine and vitamin B6, it works with your body to restore and renew your cells overnight. Benenox supplements your body’s stored energy levels in the liver to support good quality sleep, leaving you feeling fully recharged and ready to take on the day ahead.
Well known for its health benefits. Its mix of natural sugars is believed to help boost glycogen stores in the liver to use during the night.
A combination of two amino acids – L-Alanine and L-Glutamine. These help the liver to store glycogen by slowing absorption of honey in the stomach.
Shown to reduce tiredness and fatigue while supporting psychological function. This helps you feel more energised so you can perform at your best.
My New Bedtime Routine
Since receiving my Benenox, it has really encouraged me to improve my bedtime routine. I tell myself on the daily that I will have an early night and turn my phone off at 10. Yet I still find myself working past 11. It’s much easier to set realistic targets you know you can achieve, rather than suddenly trying to completely change your routine.
My main goal is to stop working earlier, allowing me to wind down and sleep earlier too. However, I know this won’t always be possible, so aiming for about 3 nights a week is much more manageable. Supplementing my sleep with Benenox helps me to make the most of my new routine. It has also helped me with those nights that I may not get as much rest as I need by helping make the most of the rest that I do get.
Something else that definitely helps is making the process more enjoyable. Get yourself some nice PJs, climb into a freshly made bed and enjoy the process of relaxing and clearing your mind. I used to feel stressed and like I should actually be spending the time doing work. However, by taking this time for me and my body I find I’m more productive and motivated the following day.
You can visit the Benenox website here for more info and to buy.
The products and pyjamas featured are gifted. As ever, all opinions are my own.