11th Jan, 2019
This week we’re talking about sleep and how important it really is for your overall wellbeing. We spoke to This Works, creators of the cult ‘deep sleep pillow spray’, to find out more about why we struggle sleeping at this time of year and what we can do to counter this.

“Forget self-help books and insta-fake feelings this January, it’s all about sleeping your way to a better frame of mind.

Do you sometimes wish that you could just sleep through January? As months go, it can be pretty depressing; grey skies, Blue Monday, everyone’s coughing and sniffing. Ironically, although we’d love to hibernate, getting to sleep at this time of year can be complicated.

Being back at work means more screen time and with that an increased exposure to blue light, which we now know suppresses natural melatonin levels (the sleep hormone), disrupts the circadian rhythm and makes it harder to switch off in the evening.

Disrupted sleep has close links to mental health. Not only is your confidence knocked by waking up and not looking and feeling your best, the inability to get to sleep also generates anxiety. This type of anxiety is unfortunately self-perpetuating. The less you sleep the more anxious you become about getting to sleep and therefore the less you sleep. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 30% of people in the UK are currently suffering from sleep related disorders.


The This Works deep sleep fragrance, which you'll find in all our sleep solutions including our award-winning deep sleep pillow spray, recently underwent a ground-breaking fMRI study, during which it was discovered that it lit up the parts of the brain associated with relaxation, calm and pleasure and demonstrated the potential to bring the mind into a pre-disposition towards sleep. Just a mist or two over your bedlinen at night will help reduce anxiety, allowing you to drift off to sleep more easily.

Combine this with our Anti-pollution purifying mask with Malachite and Kaolin clay for a 10-minute skin detox at the end of the day, before bed, to remove environmental pollutants, cleanse and revitalise the skin.

Dispelling sleep anxieties will unlock good sleep patterns which in turn will unlock a renewed vigour for your Positive January outlook, allowing you to start the year as you mean to go on with healthier lifestyle intentions for your nutrition, body and mind.”

Want to sleep better this year? Why not let us help you to set new intentions for the year ahead by signing up to one of our Ultimate Reset packages, designed around the four pillars of overall wellbeing: mind, movement, sleep and nutrition. You’ll receive 20 days of our nutritious home delivery food, fresh to your doorstep each morning, along with weekly gifts from our brand partners such as This Works. Click here to find out more.
The Fridge Detox

Sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than having a good clear out to give you that extra bit of motivation for the day ahead. This week we’re challenging you to have a clear out of your fridge and cupboard, and have made a list of what you need to get rid of for healthier looking insides!

Getting Back to Your Healthy Lifestyle

Unlike the post-Christmas return to work we’re feeling refreshed and energised after Easter. With lighter mornings and (slightly) warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time of year for a fresh start. To help you on your way, we've made a list of our top ways to get back to your healthy lifestyle.

The modern detox.

The world we live in is becoming more and more polluted and so it is very important to eat food that helps your in-built detox system to work at it's most efficient. With our three simple steps you will be on the right track to ensure your optimum health.

We take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals.

Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.

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