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Sleeping is not something I am good at, but I have recently discovered a combination of products that are helping me to get a bit better at it. I have been using the brand new REN & Now To Sleep Mist and also a couple of items from the REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium range. If you need to sleep better and feel better, than have a little read of this.
Now, I am a big fan of a pillow mist for helping me move down a gear and focus on relaxation and calmness. However, I think some smell a little too strong, which I can find quite distracting. That kind of defeats the point for me.
REN & Now To Sleep Features
- Enriched with a unique blend of pure essential oils
- Restores calm and pre-sleep tranquillity
- Product will gradually release its scent throughout the night
- Uses a blend of calming clary sage & frankincense
- The blend is balanced with sleep inducing hops
- Lavender eases tension in the body and mind
- Promotes a calm and relaxed state
REN really believes in the power of Frankincense to relax the body and mind, and alleviate stress and tension. Its fragrance is softer and subtler than pure lavender in my opinion. I actually don’t really notice the scent too much at all. Yet it has a really calming effect on me, and apparently, the scent is gradually released throughout the night so that the effects keep working. I definitely think it works for me.
The REN & Now To Sleep Pillow & Linen Spray is £18 and available here.
But that’s not the end of the story. I have been using a couple more products from the REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium range that have really been helping the sleep situation.
Two Things I Learned About Magnesium
Now I have known for a long time that magnesium helps with sleep but I recently learned two new things about it that have changed things for me:
- You can absorb magnesium better if applied topically than taken orally
- Magnesium has been shown to relieve anxiety
The second point strikes a particular chord with me because I think most of my sleep issues are related to tension and feeling anxious. I don’t suffer with anxiety by any means. However, when I am very tired, and have had poor sleep, I sometimes wake up very early with an inexplicable feeling of impending doom. My heart can pound, and I just feel like something terrible is about to happen. Sorry, it probably sounds a bit dramatic but I’m just trying to explain it as best I can.
REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Range for Sleep
Anyway, I have been applying a couple of the Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium products at night and I really think that they help to relax me and bring a sense of calm. When I apply them before bed, I find I drift off more easily. It has a therapeutic effect on me that I am very aware of in terms of both body and mind.
Although this ritual is not about moisturising or skin softening for me, I do find they make my skin super soft into the bargain. It’s an added bonus for me as I already have a regular bodycare routine. I was using a mix of the REN Atlantic Kelp Bath Oil and the Atlantic Kelp Body Cream and applying it all over my body before getting into my pyjamas and into bed. I liked the oil because it gave a more intense hit of the magnesium and the Body Cream lightened the texture to make it more comfortable to sleep in.
There is more good news! In October, the REN Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Toning Body Oil is launching. I find this mixes even better with the Cream and really does the trick. Combined with the new REN & Now To Sleep Mist, magical things are happening.
Last week, there were five mornings in a row when I woke up early with my heart pounding and a real sense of dread. That week, I picked up the new REN products at a launch. I used the mist and the new oil straight away that night, and I haven’t had that feeling since. I’ve been having fairly good rest and waking up feeling more positive for about five days now. I think it’s a magic combination for me.
You can find the full Atlantic Kelp range here (the scrub is amazing) and stay tuned to the homepage for news on the launch of the & Now To Sleep Pillow & Linen Spray (£18) and the new Atlantic Kelp Toning Body Oil (£35).
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