Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, recommends a nighttime routine that supports good sleep hygiene. You can learn more by taking the Smart Sleep Health Hive Challenge.

Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, recommends a nighttime routine that supports good sleep hygiene. You can learn more by taking the Smart Sleep Health Hive Challenge.

What’s the buzz about sleep? Find out with Pharmasave Parksville’s Health Hive!

A good night’s sleep starts with a plan and tension relief

We all know the value of a good night’s sleep – without it we’re not as alert, we lack motivation and our productivity suffers. But sleep issues can wreak havoc in other areas of our life, too – they can impact our mental health, relationships and physical health.

And that’s why Parksville Pharmasave is making Smart Sleep part of its newly launched Health Hive Challenge!

Each Health Hive challenge focuses on a different aspect of our wellness, such as water consumption, fitness and now, sleep. Participants in the four-week-long interactive challenges enjoy helpful information, prizes and accountability to keep them on track for fulfilling – and maintaining – their health goals.

Pharmasave Parksville’s Health Hive Challenge turns its attention to Smart Sleep this month.

Pharmasave Parksville’s Health Hive Challenge turns its attention to Smart Sleep this month.

Will you accept the Smart Sleep Health Hive Challenge?

For many people, a restful sleep begins with proper “sleep hygiene,” says Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, Cindy Walker, recommending people incorporate the following rituals into their nighttime routine:

  1. Start preparing for sleep 45 to 60 minutes before bedtime.
  2. Dim the lights and try to eliminate the use of blue light, including devices and TVs.
  3. Consider participating in relaxing activities for the rest of the evening. During Smart Sleep challenge registered Health Hivers will receive access to a free guided evening stretch and meditation video to release tension in the body and calm the mind for a better night’s rest.
  4. Apply, diffuse or spray a relaxing essential oil. Walker recommends Veeva’s Peaceful Night Essential Oil Blend featuring Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Mandarin, Bach Flower Essence of White Chestnut.
  5. Consider a natural evening supplement, such as Sisu’s Relaxation Magnesium 250mL. drink mix – available in three delicious powder drink mix flavours
  6. Complement your bedtime routine with a few comfy and cozy must-haves, including comfortable pillows and blankets, and accessories such as a sleep mask. Pharmasave Parksville carries Vancouver-made Warm Buddy heated accessories to help you create a luxurious sleep environment. Some of these items include: Warm Buddy Ultra Shoulder Warming Wrap; Body Warming Wrap; Heart Warming Pillow; Ultra Warming Blanket; Neck Wrap; Spa Wrap; Eye Pillow, and Sports Therapy Wrap.

Visit Pharmasave Parksville March 18 to April 22 to receive 20 per cent off sleep accessories and supplements including Warm Buddy, Sisu, Veeva and more.

Ready to accept the Smart Sleep Health Hive Challenge?

Head to the registration page to sign up – which will also earn you a bonus 800 Pharmasave Rewards Points!

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