Sleepy dreams for recovery + DreamWater Giveaway (closed)

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Being the busy body I am I can always use a little help sleeping๏ปฟ. I’ve been very big lately about getting 7-8  hours of sleep a night so that I’m refreshed and ready to blog and workout and study and cook and be ready to take on the world!

Once I reviewed my sleep using my UP, I saw that I wasn’t getting a ton of deep sleep nor enough sleep in general each night and noticed that more sleep affected me in a much more POSITIVE way!
Just as important as watching the calories you take in or getting enough physical activity in the day, sleep should be a crucial part of everyone’s recovery process for their body!

Why?
Deep sleep a.k.a. REM SLEEP (Rapid Eye Movement – the 5th phase of sleep) is where it’s at! It usually only accounts for about 25% of your entire time sleeping  and kicks in about 70-90 minutes after falling asleep. Your muscles are essentially and temporarily paralyzed and in a repairing process. You also enter the phase of analyzing and sorting through data, creating memories in the process. REM sleep is restorative sleep!
Here’s some tips on how to get that better sleep!
(source: frugaldad.com)
To help me with my “I need more sleep to handle the chaos” mission, I tried a sample of Dream Water. I was skeptical at first about the product – I never like to take a supplement unless I learn about the ingredients, weight the pros and cons, etc. I learned that Dream Water’s “shots” were all natural and were aimed at helping to achieve sleep quicker and in a more effective way – BINGO!
*I was able to try out Dream Water from a Bulubox sample I received. The folks at Dream Water sent me more samples to try as well. All opinions in this post are of my own experience with the product!

 

I don’t use it daily, but when I need to hit the hay and get some good rest – before a long presentation or meeting at work or before a quiz or test – I make sure to down a DW and I wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!
Hubs has used it more than me as he is SUCH the wiggle-worm and it helps him get rest as well as helps me avoid being kicked in the leg by his gams ๐Ÿ˜‰
I DO see a huge difference in how I feel, perform, and operate during the day with more restful sleep. I also see the opposite when I don’t get those ZZzzzZzs. Particularly before long runs, I’m sure to hit the hay SUPER early so I have enough time to fully rest and be ready to tackle those miles!
 
 
Want to win some Dreamwater to try it yourself?
 

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    July 17, 2013, 10:53 am

    One of the chapters I lecture on in Gen Psych is on sleeping and my students are always shocked when I explain to them what sleep paralysis is! It does sound a little scary to know you are temporary paralyzed while sleeping. I *hate* when you wake up to quickly and you have those few seconds when your brain doesn’t turn off the paralysis and you freak out because you can’t move.

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      July 17, 2013, 1:11 pm

      It’s kind of freaking but totally makes sense! haha

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      July 19, 2013, 4:36 pm

      That SO happens to me. Way more than it should and my brain tells my body to move but I just can’t will any part of me to get in gear and move. So freaky…

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      July 23, 2013, 10:13 pm

      This can also be Astral Projection, which occurs very often to me.

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    July 17, 2013, 10:59 am

    Too little – about 6.5 hrs. My body naturally does it!

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    July 17, 2013, 11:38 am

    for now Im rocking the slumber—FOR NOW ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 17, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Wow, very interesting! I try to get eight hours of sleep each night, but I’m probably closer to seven or 7.5

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    July 17, 2013, 12:37 pm

    As a former/recovering insomniac, I like anything that helps people get more sleep. These days, I’m not sleeping well, because the kids wake me up! I love that there are sleep-aid apps, but I should warn that electronic devices before bed are a great way to have trouble getting to sleep!

    I’m a little wary of supplementing melatonin… but I’d probably be willing to try it as an occasional dose.

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    July 17, 2013, 12:45 pm

    I definitely need 7-8 hours, too. Great tips for sleep!

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    July 17, 2013, 12:59 pm

    I am such a baby when it comes to sleep, usually in bed around 9 and up at 5, I notice what I eat and drink before really affects my REM as does Hubby getting to bed well after I do.
    This looks great and would love to try!

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    July 17, 2013, 1:13 pm

    I get about 6-7 hours a night. It all depends on if I start a new project after dinner.

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    July 17, 2013, 1:35 pm

    I love sleep and always have! I had a really hard time coping without sleep when my boys were infants and I got woken up several times a night for feedings. Sleep is definitely important! I try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

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    July 17, 2013, 1:40 pm

    I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night, but it’s usually around 8. Lately, I’ve been so restless though!

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    July 17, 2013, 1:54 pm

    I work some crazy hours, 0400-1400 m-f and without a good nights sleep I am useless. I have had no choice but to kick the caffeine habit in a big way and stick to a rigid bedtime schedule about 99.9% of the time.
    It sucks for my social life but I feel better when I am rested.

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    July 17, 2013, 2:52 pm

    I love my sleep. I always get between 7-8 hours in ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always been a good sleeper!

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    July 17, 2013, 3:13 pm

    I usually get about 8 hours in. I really need that solid 8 to function! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 17, 2013, 3:40 pm

    Interesting, some birth controls have small amounts of melatonin in them and I used to take mine before bed to help me sleep better!

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    July 17, 2013, 4:21 pm

    Funny that you talk about sleep today because I slept like utter PISS last night. PISS I tell you!

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    July 17, 2013, 5:12 pm

    I try to sleep about 7 hours during the school year, but it doesn’t always happen and I toss and turn so much it isn’t always good sleep.

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    July 17, 2013, 5:14 pm

    I have a terrible time sleeping sometimes. I wonder if this would help? Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 17, 2013, 5:33 pm

    I wrote a great post on the physiological effects of sleep a while ago. You may be interested in it. http://irongoof.com/sleep
    Great post as always. I am curious about the Dream Water now as before I just thought it was a gimmick. You have convinced me otherwise. Nice!

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    July 17, 2013, 6:42 pm

    GREAT SLEEPY TIME TIPS!

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    July 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Great tips kat! I should try this magical sleepy drink, I probably wake up at least 4-5 times a night1 I never get a full nights rest!

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    July 17, 2013, 9:51 pm

    As you age, sleeping gets more difficult so I loved reading all the tips. I usually skip caffeine altogether and try to go to bed at the same time every night!

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    July 18, 2013, 12:44 pm

    I wish I could sleep 8hrs …not happening between getting home late…spending time with baby cakes…and working out my schedule is all over the place missy … maybe 6 hrs on average!

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    July 18, 2013, 12:46 pm

    I wish I could sleep 8hrs …not happening between getting home late…spending time with baby cakes…and working out my schedule is all over the place missy … maybe 6 hrs on average!

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    July 18, 2013, 1:13 pm

    usually 7 hours.

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    July 18, 2013, 1:25 pm

    Not enough sleep here.. too much noise around here & I am old! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    July 18, 2013, 2:03 pm

    I get maybe 6 hours a night, broken up by my three kids!!

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    July 18, 2013, 2:03 pm

    I need to learn to go to bed earlier but that’s the only time I have to get stuff done. So about 6 hours

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    July 18, 2013, 3:48 pm

    I don’t sleep enough. 6 hours on a good night. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Never heard of dreamwater before today!

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    July 18, 2013, 3:53 pm

    I get 6-7 hours if I’m lucky, almost always interrupted by one of my kids.

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    July 18, 2013, 5:21 pm

    About 7 hours, but it’s broken.

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    July 19, 2013, 4:39 pm

    I keep trying to get to the elusive 7-8 hours, but usually closer to 5-6. Tried Dream Water once, and it’s great! We’ll usually take some melatonin at bedtime, but this helped me wake up and have more energy the next day. Love it. Want it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 20, 2013, 1:14 pm

    Dream water huh? Sounds interesting! I am lucky, I sleep very well most nights but I will pop over and check them out today! Cheers!

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    July 20, 2013, 8:50 pm

    I’m a chronic insomniac. I give myself at least 8 hours for sleep at night, but I never actually get that. Usually more like 5 hours.

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    July 22, 2013, 1:12 am

    I wish I could say I get 8 hours a night, but although I lay in bed (or on the ground) for that amount of time, my Fibromyalgia keeps me from sleeping the whole time… Maybe this would help…

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    July 23, 2013, 12:54 am

    I usually get 6 hours of sleep a night…but my problem is that I’m attempting to adjust to 4:30am to wake up and run or bike, but have trouble falling asleep early enough to get the rest I need!

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