How sleep makes women even more fabulous

Celebrating Women: Women’s Month

Whether you find yourself working at home, working out in the gym or working like a boss- sleep will help you perform at your best.

In our last blog post, we looked at a comment by Arianna Huffington that declared women’s sleep ‘the next feminist issue’, arguing that lack of sleep affects a women’s judgment, creativity and ability to realise their full potential.

She may be onto something.

Studies have shown that sleep improves:

  • athletic performance
  • cognitive performance
  • emotional intelligence
  • physical health
  • mental health
  • and overall appearance.

Read more about beauty sleep here.

Ask any successful women how she got to where she is today (be it as a mother, sports star, entrepreneur or employer) and she will tell you that she used her brains, brawn, beauty and basic women’s intuition to fight her way there.

Don’t let a lack of sleep get in the way of finding your fabulous. Here are some sleep tips for women to help prevent you feeling depressed, disempowered and disorganised:

Plan to get more sleep than your male partner

Women have a physiological need for more sleep than men. Get to bed before him or wake up after him. Either way get the sleep you need.

Consider sleeping in separate beds

If you are easily disturbed by your partner you may want to re-consider your sleeping arrangements.

Visit your doctor and get treatment

If you suspect you may have depression, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes or heart disease then you should see your GP. Your poor physical or mental health could be linked to your poor sleep health.

Sleep better on a new Sealy today.

Breakfast hacks to help you get the most out of your mornings

Want to give yourself a great start each and every day? With these top 5 breakfast hacks you are on your way in no time at all.

  1. Boiled egg on toast

Boil up some eggs and let them cool. Pre-cut a low GI bread such as sour dough or rye and freeze. In the morning all that is left for you to do is peel your eggs and toast your bread. Garnish with hummus, avo or mayo.

Out of time? Simply put it all together in the office kitchen.

  1. A power smoothie in the bag

Place one banana (chopped), four strawberries (halved) and ten blueberries into a plastic packet. Add nuts or nut butters, honey, supplements and/or protein powder as desired. Place smoothie bag in the freezer. When needed, remove bag from freezer and blend with 250ml of apple juice/milk/water as you like it.

  1. Raw Oats

Soak one cup of raw, uncooked oats in cow/soya/almond milk and/or plain yogurt over night. In the morning, garnish with almond slivers, honey and fresh apple slices. The combination is delicious and super healthy, raw food at its best.

  1. Waffles with butter & honey

Mix up your waffle batter and place in the fridge over night. In the morning fire up the waffle maker and enjoy fresh waffles within 5 minutes. Waffle batter contains egg and will keep you full for longer.

  1. Farmstyle breakfast for the whole family

Add a little oil into each opening of a large muffin pan. Crack one egg into each muffin opening. Place bacon on a separate baking sheet. Put both trays into the oven at 200 degrees. Ensure the baking tray with the bacon is at the top under the grill and that the eggs are cooking under it. By the time you are dressed there will be a cooked breakfast waiting for you in your oven.

The key is prepping before you go to bed to ensure you crush it each and every day. Of course waking up on a Sealy will mean you are well-rested and that much more likely to make good decisions- starting with your breakfast.

Here’s to the good life!

Sleep better on a new Sealy today!