Everyone sleeps but not everyone sleeps well so in celebration of World Sleep Day on the 17th of March we're arming you with the best advice to get yourself some great Zs.
According to Dr. Guanchen Sun, Research and Development Director of Biogency and Australia’s first NAD+ multi-ingredient supplement, Synext, explains why quality sleep is so important, the impacts associated with not getting enough sleep on both our body and lifestyle as well as how NAD+ can help.
NAD+ is a coenzyme (a type of molecule), which is found in all living cells and plays a critical role in energy production and cellular repair and defence functions. As we age, our levels of NAD+ begin to decline at an ever-increasing rate, impairing mitochondrial function, among other things such as energy and sleep. Our NAD+ levels and the tryptophan in our diet determine the serotonin levels in our body. Serotonin is a hormone that regulates our circadian rhythm (AKA the biological clock), and it keeps us awake in the daytime and turns into melatonin at night to assist us in sleeping. Improved sleep, better overall mood and quality of life, and decreased muscle soreness and muscle cramps after intense exercise are all positive benefits from taking and maintaining high levels of NAD+ in our body.
And what are the other great ways to help you sleep besides taking an NAD+ supplement? Like many health problems in life, a regular exercise plan and balanced diet helps to navigate the body to perform its best. You should also avoid heavy foods, alcohol and caffeine before bed, exercise, working out and being physically active can make us fall asleep faster, limit naps throughout the day, and no screentime an hour before bed.
Self-care is also important to get you into a sleepy mood so we have selected 5 products that will get you all relaxed and ready for bedtime while giving your body a moment of TLC.
Lush is our go-to for natural body products and we absolutely love their Sleepy range. With notes of soothing lavender, the range, which includes a shower gel, soap and body lotion, is exactly what you need to rock your senses to sleep during your shower before slipping into bed for a night full of sweet dreams.
Glow Lab turns your bathtime into a relaxing ritual with the new Sleep Bath Blend. Made with magnesium to soothe body aches and relax the body, and lavender oil to relax the mind, the bath blend is the perfect drop to your bath, enveloping you in a soothing scent while working its magic on your skin, getting you ready for bed.
Another label embracing sleepiness is T2 Tea with its sleep range. The herbal blends include Sleep Tight, Nighty Night and Sweetest Dreams, all created to fill you up with a warm hug from the inside with lavender, lemon balm and chamomile.
A calm mind helps achieve a calm body and if you're looking for a boujee way to get you to sleep we have found the perfect treatment for you. Infrared sauna therapy helps in improving natural melatonin, which means better sleep, and Sydney's Rimba Sweat boasts five private infrared sauna suites that you can book for a moment of calmness, readying you for the goodness of better sleep.
If you have children you know that if they don't sleep well you don't sleep well, and that's why Morphée's relaxation and meditation device is a wonderful investment for the whole family's sleep. Different settings will help children doze off to the sounds of nature and soft music while gifting you with better sleep for everyone.