FITNESS DIVAS: How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep ΓÇô And A Hot Body In the Morning!By Delaina Dixon | March 12, 2013 | Entertainment, Fitness
Having a hot body is all about exercise, eating right and yes, getting enough sleep.
Adults, on average, need 7 to 9 hours of shut eye. While you’re resting, you’re improving your memory and cognitive skills, putting your satiety hormone on check so you don’t overeat, making your skin fabulous and getting your whole body ready for your major workout the next day.
But you can’t get a great night’s sleep if you resting space doesn’t make you want to hit the sheets. That’s why the Fitness Divas have rounded up some helpful hints for you to create a sleep sanctuary!
Make your bed an inviting haven. Stock up on luxurious and beautiful sheets that make you want to climb in bed. We love Sleep|Studio’s Cotton Sateen Bedding. The 500-thread count Egyptian cotton is made in Italy, and comes in white or ivory with a double shadow stitch. So comfy!
Smell yourself to sleep. HGTV star Taniya Nayak teamed up with Downy to tuck in NYC and show how a great smell can make your place so much more inviting Making up your bed with sheets washed in Downy Infusions Lavender Serenity and Downy Unstopables Lush in-wash scent booster leaves a long-lasting scent that can lull even the biggest insomniac to la-la land.
Even when you’re away from home, snooze like a rock star. Slip a Smartsilk pillow protector over your hotel pillows to shield yourself allergens, dust mites and pet dander. The Smartsilk pillow protector has been certified asthma and allergy friendly, so you’ll wake up refreshed to hit your vacation destination!
Get your workout on when you’re wake. You’ve gotten a great night of sleep, now start your day off right by getting your sweat on. Try for at least 30 minutes of cardio conditioning first thing in the morning. A combination of weights and plyometrics will get your heart pounding, your muscles conditioned and your mind feeling fantastic. Pop in celebrity trainer Robert Braces’ 28 Day Challenge DVD set. Trust us, you’ll need your sleep after trying it!
photo credit: Filomena-Scalise/FDP.net, Amanne Media Group, Robert Brace, Smartsilk