In our fast-paced, always-connected and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. Sleeping well is just as important as eating well. Your physical and mental being can only function properly if you sleep properly. Personally, If I don’t have a good night sleep, I’m the worse version of myself; Snappy, disengaged and tired looking. Let’s face it, no amount of make up can hide tired looking eyes or dull skin. On the other hand, when I wake up feeling rested; I thrive. I’m creative, I’m positive, I’m happier, funny and my relationships with others improve. Also, my skin looks luminous and it has a natural glow. If there is one secret to beauty, that secret is “beauty sleep”.

Do not get me wrong, drifting off to sleep is not always easy. Nowadays, people even turn to a wide range of herbal products to help them to sleep such as CBD and other natural remedies for instance. Of course, if you are considering using any sleep aids, then it is strongly recommended that you do plenty of research on websites such as as not everything is suitable for everyone. However, as long as you can find something that works for you, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a better quality of sleep.
In my working life I used to try to fit in by doing what everyone else in the career ladder seemed to be doing; dismissing sleep as a waste of time. This is thankfully no longer the case as we have come to realize that the dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health, our decision-making and undermines our work and personal lives. Many companies with a strong commitment to employee wellness such as Google or The Huffington Post have installed nap rooms. A wise practice too, as lack of sleep means lost productivity.

Back to dancing and back to my healthy self after sleeping like a baby every day

And why am I talking about sleep with such a passion you may wonder, well, I wasn’t sleeping great for the last 6 months and I was struggling. I didn’t know what it was and did put the blame on the usual suspects; coffee, coke, chocolate, stress. That was until my brother came to visit and pointed it out:  It’s your mattress. Why don’t you throw it away and buy a good quality mattress?

It suddenly dawn on me all the money I had spent on unnecessary things like a new bag or a new pair of shoes or a new dress when the thing I needed the most, I had neglected. Our beds are the sanctuaries where we spent between 6 to 8 hours a day if not more so why not just invest in the best we can have? You will not feel as if you are indulging in something unnecessary, because you are actually investing in your health and your body. Sleeping well after a day of non-stop activity is definitely one of the pleasures of life.

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No more painful muscles or back.                     Photo by Tim Ward

Here is a video of Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post on “The Power of Sleep” . I’m sure Arianna has a very comfy bed but probably not as comfy as mine right now 😉

PS: Have a look at Eve Matress website for more info on the right mattress for you