Trying to improve sleep with 5HTP
Another week, another thing to help me try and help me sleep. I'll be honest with you guys, while my sleep is slightly more than usual, nothing has drastically improved it thus far.
After reading this article, I thought I'd give 5-HTP a bash. As well as helping to support a good mood, with it being indirectly involved in producing melatonin, a hormone that is critical for sleep, it should help with sleep.
I was fairly excited about this one, however I only saw an improvement of an average of 12 minutes, I still struggled to get to sleep and woke up a fair bit. However the difference I did see was my Resting heartrate. It is now at 67 BPM. So, like an actual human having a normal life heartrate, not the heart rate of someone trying to escape a zombie outbreak. So I may continue to use this but the hunt for a 'sleeping beauty potion'
Peace out Tough Mamas.
I can't spray that sleep
This week I tried a 'sleep spray' from simba.
First impressions, it's a bit pricey at £18 but after a week using it, the bottle it still almost full and I was waaaay generous with spraying this. The bottle is gorgeous, it's glass, proper fancy.
The smell, well, I have never been a fan of lavender to be honest, it was not my cup of tea. It made me make a face like I was smelling a bad fart if I'm honest, but some people adore lavender so that may just be me.
I can't say that this did anything to help me with my sleep, saying that I usually struggle to get 5 hrs and I did get an average of 6hrs 5 minutes over the week.
However, I woke regularly, spent the week feeling exhausted and my heart-rate was on average 7 bpm higher than it normally it. I don't think I'll be using this one again.
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I’m Emma, I train women (Offline and Online) who may struggle with their confidence and self esteem. I believe that women need more options that suit different lifestyles and needs, some of us don't have time to stick to a rigid plan, some people are to scared to even set foot in a gym (I have been there).