Mithra Nandoo from This Works on the importance of sleep

March is Sleep Awareness Month at QVC, and now more than ever in these unprecedented times it’s so crucial to ensure we’re getting good sleep (and enjoying a good sleep routine) that prepares us for the day ahead.

We had a virtual catch up with Mithra Nandoo, ambassador for This Works to talk about the importance of sleep, and how This Works can enhance your daily sleep ritual.

Why is sleep so important for our general wellbeing?

Sleep is a vital component of every person’s overall health and wellbeing. Sleep is important because it allows the body to repair and wake up ready for whatever the day throws at you.

We believe sleep is the best beauty treatment for your skin as your skin is in repair mode while you’re sleeping. When you sleep well, you wake up feeling refreshed, but looking better too!

How can we incorporate sleep-supporting products into our daily beauty routine?

Wind-down is really important for getting your beauty sleep, if you are someone who has a very restless mind and cannot switch off, our Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is the perfect sleep remedy to calm the mind with its 100% natural and award-winning fragrance of lavender, vetiver and chamomile, and it can also help you fall asleep more quickly.

Can you tell us about the This Works Superblend?

At the heart of each This Works product is a Superblend; a three-element ingredient system made up of naturally derived and scientifically proven ingredients at therapeutic levels. All This Works products contain a therapeutic fragrance, natural actives and botanical oils.

Why is lavender such a popular ingredient in calming, relaxing beauty products?

Lavender is one of the most commonly used oils in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress and anxiety.

What are your top three tips for a blissful night’s sleep?

1) Try to create a night time ritual including going to bed and waking up at the same time (yes, even on weekends) to keep your circadian rhythm in order.

2) At least an hour before bed, put devices away! Blue light emitted by smartphone and other devices affects melatonin production, which regulates sleep and wake-up patterns.

3) Keep your bedroom environment dark for the best sleep. Room darkening shades and curtains, or an eye mask can help prevent light from signaling your brain to wake up.

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