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We're delighted to have Kiss the Moon – the beauty sleep specialists blogging with us this month. Read on to get their top tips on adjusting to that all important, one less hour in the morning.

We're also offering the first twenty orders after this newsletter a free sample of Kiss the Moon's delicious bath salts. Enjoy!

Based in the English countryside, Kiss the Moon create beauty & wellness products that tap in to the power of nature’s most soothing ingredients to help you to sleep beautifully and wake up looking gorgeous.

Founded by Jo Foster, and born from the need to get her own sleep back on track and counter the effects of a life full of deadlines and jet lag inducing travel.

"Good sleep is fundamental to a successful beauty regime because it is while we sleep that the most active cell renewal happens. That's why poor sleep so often results in poor skin. Our products not only help you get to sleep but also give your skin the nourishment it needs overnight as it repairs and regenerates” Jo Foster.

Everything in the range is 100% natural, made without cruelty to animals and proudly made in the UK.

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Can you believe it's that time of year again? This week it's time to spring forward an hour and say hello to brighter mornings. Fewer grey mornings and more daylight - good news indeed. However, until your body clock adjusts to the shift, the cost of all this brightness and breeziness in the morning is an hour less in bed. Boo!

At Kiss the Moon we are have everything you need to quieten your mind and soothe your body at bedtime.. Here are our five suggestions to make the transition into British Summer Time pain-free and sleep-friendly...

1. Time shift your evening

Whether it's clocks forward or time zones, claim your hour of lost sleep back by stepping your nightly routine forward a little in the run up to the night the clocks alter. Whatever your evening routine is, stick to it if you can as our bodies respond well to a regular wind down pattern. But if possible, try to shuffle everything forward even half an hour over the week before to help you avoid feeling like your sleep has been short changed come morning. If you can, get to bed a little earlier for a few nights in the run up, do also make sure you eat earlier in the evening so you avoid going to bed on a full stomach - never a good idea.

2. Zone out before bed

Not feeling sleepy? Then don't sit and worry about it, instead relish the chance for some well earned me time at the end of the day. Create a new timezone for yourself - 'getting ready for bed' time. Put some time aside to do whatever relaxes you best - be that some gentle yoga, writing your thoughts down from the day, listening to some music, or (our favourite of course) a soak in a deep, warm scented bath. Try our Bedtime Bath Salts - recently voted Best Sleep Well product in the Beauty Shortlist 2018 Awards - for a super relaxing magnesium enriched soak. Magnesium is known as the sleep-inducing mineral and is essential for our health and wellbeing. Our brains don't have an on/off switch so this zone out time is a really important transition moment to help us slow down mentally before tuning out for the night. Once you get in to a routine of spending some peace and quiet time to yourself each evening, we guarantee you'll start to relish it and before long it will be the best part of the day.

3. Read a book not a tablet

If night time is your chance to get lost in a novel then we recommend going old school and sticking to paper rather than a tablet. Screens emit blue light and that acts as a trigger to tell the brain it should be awake. For the same reason, put down those laptops and smart phones at least two hours before you head to bed. Better to have a low bedside light and paperback - or even better, switch the lights off and put some gentle music on. We bet you'll be snoozing in no time.

4. Black out your bedroom

Remember that the sun is going to be up earlier and earlier from now. Daylight is an alarm call for the brain so, unless you want it waking you at the crack of dawn now's the time to invest in some decent blackout blinds. Even better, double up your window dressing - blinds plus curtains mean light won't creep in round the edges - and they look pretty natty too.

5. Hello sunshine

Ok, so the alarm has gone off an hour before you're ready and all you want to do is to stay in bed just a little bit longer. We get it, but we promise you - the best thing you can do is get out in the sunshine (assuming we get any here in the Northern hemisphere anytime soon). Exposure to morning light is the quickest way to help your body adjust to the new time setting. After a few days of getting up and out first thing, you'll be back in sync and wondering what all the fuss was about.

Sleep beautifully

Love from the team at Kiss the Moon xx


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