Now that the days are getting shorter, it’s possible that your sleep patterns can be affected. In fact, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem, about 40 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorders, and an additional 20-30 million are affected by intermittent sleep-related problems.
It’s not just a question of whether or not you count sheep to sleep — sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are estimated to cost Americans over $100 billion annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave, and property and environmental damage (*National Sleep Foundation).
The Advice Sisters have recently tried two multi-taking beauty products that help you make the most of “shut-eye time”:
One of my favorite spa brands is Elemis. Their new, Elemis Maximum Replenish Night Cream $65.00 s1.7 is more than just an ordinary moisturizer. It actually helps to stimulate the natural regeneration process while you sleep, helping to repair your skin while it’s most receptive. The cream is light and absorbs quickly, and the smell is lightly floral, and genuinely relaxing. Smooth it on your skin to help prepare it for whatever the next day brings. Prickly pear, lotus flower, liposomes and exotic oils such as marula, hemp and argan, make the product luxe and exotic. I like the slim, red tube with silvery top that’s not too bulky to take with you for travel.
Find Elemis Maximum Replenish Night Cream at select Nordstrom doors, www.nordstrom.com, and www.timetospa.com
Another Luxe line with great spa-type products is Molton Brown. Their Relaxing Yuan Zhi Sleep Mist $37.00 3.3 fl. oz comes in a nice looking, frosted glass pump bottle with silver top. It holds a lavender-tinted aromatherapy liquid that instantly makes you feel soothed and relaxed. A luxe blend of essential oils, including: lavender, bergamot, ylang ylang and yuan zhi. The latter is a wild South China plant traditionally used to balance energy and soothe the spirit. The blend of essential oils will help you feel peaceful and give you a better chance at a restful night. This is great sprayed as a body spray, but spritz is on your linens, and your entire room for a better nights’ sleep. Although the product comes in glass and is liquid, I’d be willing to risk putting this in my luggage (checked bag, of course) because it is a “must-have” to make hotel rooms more restful. Imagine what it can do for your romantic weekend, too. *available at Neiman Marcus and www.moltonbrown.com