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The Essentials; When it’s time to sleep

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Alpha Women know that life isn’t all about work. To be at your best, you also need to relax, revive and rejuvenate. To help our Alpha Woman community on this important quest, we hand-select items each week to help you be at the top of your game. This week we’re helping you along with a critical part of remaining healthy and vibrant: a good night’s sleep.

The Bed

Camden tufted headboard by Ballard Designs

Let’s face it, your bed should be your sanctuary. Alpha Women need to find their centre and get a restful night sleep in order to lead the charge, so make your bed as gorgeously fabulous and relaxing as you possibly can. Muted, natural colours and tones will set the stage for a restful evening and a good night’s sleep. A tufted headboard will make you feel like the Queen you are every night of the week. Do not settle, get yourself the best mattress you can afford and you will thank yourself every time you slip under the covers.

Sheets

Hemp bedding by JungMaven

And speaking of slipping under the covers, sleeping on clean, sumptuous sheets are de rigeur for a solid night’s sleep. These superb, made in California, 100% hemp sheets by JungMaven are like sleeping on clouds – effortlessly floating between here and far away, between then and now. Woven for softness and breathability, this hemp weave gets softer and more luxurious with each wash. Similar to the texture of linen, but dreamier. Good for you and good for the planet.

Pyjamas

Channel your inner Katharine Hepburn with a beautiful pair of vintage pyjamas. J Crew’s take on the borrowed-from-the-boys classic is designed in crisp men’s shirting cotton with an easy fit. We’re sure we’ve even seen the ever-fabulous Jenna Lyons layer the top over a tank, worn with boyfriend jeans for an easy and oh-so-Alpha Woman daytime look.

Flower power

Handmade vape pipe by Dan Morrison of Morwoodco

Handmade vape pipe by Dan Morrison of Morwoodco

Many Alpha Women these days are turning to cannabis instead of pharmaceuticals to help them get a good night’s sleep. But today’s cannabis consumption experience has been elevated to include superb handmade vapes such as this work of art created by Daniel Morrison of Morwoodco. Ask your favourite budtender for a great strain for sleep and you’ll be off to lala land in no time and in high style.

Smoking not your thing, or new to cannabis? Try Softgels instead.

Read

There’s nothing more soporific than reading right before falling asleep. Or, if you’re prone to waking up at 3am, having a great book at your fingertips (and a good reading lamp!) will get you right back to the land of nod. Sleep top – leave your phone outside of your bedroom for a distraction-free zone. Our recommendation this week is by the Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison. Beloved, perhaps her best-known work of fiction, follows Sethe, who was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is an unforgettable must-read.

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