Hello! It feels like I haven’t done a blog post in a while but I got super excited on my Instagram and my Twitter recently that I forgot I hadn’t written on the blog! I hosted my first ever Blog Chat last week with the Blog Club (they’ve just released an app for bloggers, if you’ve tried it let me know). The chat was all about growing your blog. I focused on different areas like engagement and which social platforms you prefer. It was so much fun and super interesting to see how all the bloggers had different viewpoints. I hope everyone gained a lot of knowledge and also enjoyed meeting new bloggers too! Hopefully I will be doing another one shortly, so keep a look out as I know a lot of you wanted to join but couldn’t this time. I will make sure to let you all know on all social media before so everyone can join next time!

Oh my goodness, I’m rambling again aren’t I 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ so onto the subject I actually wanted to talk about … SLEEP.

I did a poll on my instagram the other day and asked “Do you have trouble sleeping?” and I was really shocked with the results. 80% of you said that you have trouble sleeping!

In the last couple of weeks I have been reading this book by Matthew Walker called “Why We Sleep”. It has been one of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read and has made me realise the importance of sleep. In the book it covers areas from what happens in our brains while we sleep, the effect on sleep things like caffeine has, the effect not enough sleep has on your health and also why we dream. I am only half way through and I have learnt so much already from sleep spindles to the circadian rhythm.

I think from learning so much about how important sleep is for your body physically and mentally it has made me value sleep so much more. I have a new perspective on sleep which in turn I feel has actually helped me to sleep better!

From the book I have tried to change some of my habits like my caffeine intake, technology before bed (this one is the hardest 😱) and sleep routines and patterns. Honestly changing a few little things I believe can make such a difference.

To conclude, if you want to have a better sleep, learn more about your brain or gain knowledge on how amazing sleep is go read this book. I do hope that my blog post has enlightened you on the wonders of sleep! Please let me know your thoughts, I love to hear from you on social media. The link to the book is here if you want to try it.

Have the most wonderful and productive week, speak soon xxx

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  1. I love the subject of sleep because I am a nightmare, I used to go to bed at 4am and wake up at 7am, it was BADDD

    I now sleep around 6 hours which is a massive improvement and I do wish I could sleep more because I know its not healthy but I just can’t – I listen headspace (it’s an app) when I can’t get off just so I can improve my breathing techniques and meditate a little before bed check it out – I’m going to add that book to my reading list

    Becky – http://www.eyeful-event.com x x

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    1. THanks for your comment hun! So great to hear your thoughts. I completely understand I use to really struggle with sleep too and it effects you so much physically and mentally! Headspace is great before bed, I also find that reading before bed helps me to sleep? I cannot recommend this book enough, if you do get it please let me know your thoughts. Lots of love, H xxx

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