So how did my #SleepPlus challenge go?October 27, 2014
Last Sunday I started the seven day This Works Sleep Plus challenge. As part of the challenge I had to agree to go to bed an hour earlier than I normally would every night and use the new sleep plus+ pillow spray. Now obviously getting an extra hour in bed would make you feel more rested anyway but usually when I decide I need to go to bed early my brain decides otherwise.
My main issue when sleeping is that my mind wanders on to all the stuff I need to do, the blog posts I need to write, appointments that are not on my calendar and a huge host of fabulous ideas that disappear before I wake up in the morning. In other words I find it really hard to switch off and unless I have had a really productive night at my laptop it can sometimes take me thirty minutes to an hour just to fall asleep. This is usually why I spend so long at my laptop in an evening before going to bed as if I know I have done a lot that day then my brain seems to be able to rest easier.
The Sleep Plus+ pillow spray seemed to help to switch my brain off. I found that within ten minutes of being in bed I was usually asleep and this meant that I really did feel lovely and rested. The smell which combines Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile was very relaxing and just breathing it in made my whole body relax which helped me fall into a deep sleep.
At the end of seven days my skin looks better, the bags under my eyes are less evident and I am coming awake in the morning a lot more alert and ready for the day. I also scored 81 on the #SleepPlus challenge questionnaire and that was before 8am on a Sunday morning so it has got to be good!
Check out this video to see why having an extra hour of sleep can be so beneficial to your health, wellbeing and your mood. I have certainly noticed a difference in my ability to focus, my patience and my creativity.