I'm not the only one who has been daydreaming of spring lately. The natural beauties at German skin care brand Amala have been too! To celebrate the arrival of spring AND National Sleep Month, Amala is supplying me with 20 Aroma Apothecary Lavender Essential Oil Concentrate roll-ons to help you catch up on beauty sleep during the month of March. I'll be giving away 5 of these relaxing roll-ons (valued at $20 each) each week in March!
In addition to lavender, this relaxing essential oil blend contains peppermint, rosemary, lemon, and thyme.
Enter to win your own by posting an answer to my weekly sleep question on the Beauty Is Wellness Facebook page, or in the comments below.
This week is all about beauty foods for beauty sleep, and the giveaway question is:
What's your favorite beauty food snack for great sleep?
Post your response in the comments below, or on the Beauty Is Wellness Facebook page by this Friday, March 8th at 5pm EST. IF you miss your chance, look out for another question next week!
When it comes to great beauty sleep, eating the right foods can be the difference between wide awake and fast asleep. It's best not to eat a big meal close to bedtime, so your body can use its precious energy for rest and repair rather than digestion. But a late-night snack isn't out of the question. Eating a light snack that's rich in serotonin-boosting amino acids can help you achieve a better night's rest. This works especially well for those who eat many small meals throughout the day and wake up hungry or with low blood sugar during the night. Try a snack that contains complex carbs or protein, like a banana, a small cup of oatmeal, some smoked salmon, a hardboiled egg, or a cup of miso soup.
Tart cherry juice is a known melatonin-booster that also helps you fall asleep, and nutmeg (try it in a glass of warm almond milk) helps lull you to sleep as well. Stay away from sugar or dark chocolate that can keep you awake or send your blood sugar crashing during the night.
Do you snack before bed?
Tell me your favorite beauty food snack for sleep and you could be one of five winners this week!
Thanks to Amala for helping us achieve better sleep this month!