Monday, July 25, 2016


city style and living magazine dream water jet lag
City Style and Living Magazine's editors are frequent flyers- they've learned to conquer jet lag with a few simple tricks/ K&S Media

One of our most favourite parts of being travel editors is just that, the travelling.  Experiencing a new place is like a fresh adventure every time that opens you up to discovering things you never knew.  

However, the downside of overseas travel (if there is such a thing) is the change in time zones and the havoc it can create on our system through pesky jet lag.  Sometimes we get super charged on adrenaline from the excitement that comes from exploring a new exotic locale, and for a few days (more like hours) we can fool ourselves into thinking we’re ok.  Then the jet lag hits you like a ton of bricks, out of nowhere.  You’re at a beautiful restaurant and mid-meal, all of a sudden you feel as though you could bury your head in your bowl of spaghetti. Or, you're up and ready to go at 3:00am making scrambled eggs for breakfast but feel exhausted and want to sleep by 4:00pm.  

From time to time, the only solution that we’ve found that keeps us on a sleep schedule while travelling, is a natural sleep aid like Dream Water.  Think of it as the opposite of an energy drink, with a mild blueberry/ pomegranate taste, similar to flavoured water.  So what exactly is in it? The liquid is a combination of GABA (or Gamma-aminobutyric Acid) that helps calm the mind, and Melatonin which helps regulate the sleep cycle.

Drink the non-prescription single serve (2.5oz) liquid 30 to 40 minutes before bed. Slowly eyes become heavy and like magic fall into a peaceful rest, just like Sleeping Beauty.  We carry a few bottles with us in our suitcases whenever we travel for long distances so that we can stick to a sleep schedule and be more productive for work.

Do you have trouble sleeping?  Here are a few of our favourite natural sleep tips that you can try yourselves for a better sleep:

10 Natural Sleep Tips for a Great Night's Sleep:
1. Set a sleep schedule and stick with it, even on weekends.
2. Limit your nap to 30 minutes and don't nap too close to bedtime.
3. Exercise regularly but not within 4 hours of bedtime.
4. Avoid caffeine within 6 hours of going to bed.
5. Make your bedroom dark and quiet.
6. Keep your bedroom cool: between 15 and 20 degrees celsius.
7. Ban pets from the bed.
8. Avoid alcohol, nicotine or sugar after 800 pm.
9. Make your bedroom an electronic-free zone.
10. Power down an hour before bed. Dim the lights and turn off all your devices.

Dream Water is available at London Drugs and Save on Foods

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 *NOTE: Remember to consult your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions or are currently taking any medications before taking Dream Water®.  Consumption with alcohol, other medications or health products with sedative properties is not recommended when taking Dream Water®. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking this product. None of the products/services offered on the Dream Water web site are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Dream Water is a partner for this post.

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