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How to sleep like a baby. Really.

Actually let me rephrase that; how to sleep like a hedgehog in hibernation.  Not sure who came up with the baby analogy – either someone VERY lucky, very deaf or a man.

So anyway back to the point. 

How to sleep REALLY well.  As you may know I have started my quest for eternal happiness, days filled with sunshine in my soul, a life of Riley.  Even just setting out on this journey has made me feel less stressed as I feel that maybe doing all these super-calming things might just work.  If not, then at least I am sharing a whole heap of goodwill and so, therefore it follows, I will get my reward in heaven.  Maybe.

So one of the first things I’m trying is this. 

It’s called the Bed of Nails.  And MY GOD it is genius. 

The thought of lying on an actual bed of nails is about as appealing as running naked through Oxford Street, but you see the benefits of doing so are incredible (the bed of nails not running naked although that, I’m sure, would release some adrenalin and reduce inhibition, but NO I’m not trying it).  Ancient Eastern mystics knew this which is why they did it of course (quite clever those mystics).  The weight of your body is evenly distributed over the nails so they never pierce the skin.

Now this new designer Bed of Nails (as described by the Daily Mail) gives you the benefit without (quite so much) pain. It has 6,000 tiny, plastic spikes embedded in a cotton-covered foam pad and the idea is that the prongs massage and stimulate the body, in a manner similar to acupuncture.  Imagine the bottom of a golf shoe – you know those little gripper things?  That’s what the spikes look like.

The pressure of the ‘nails’ – which have rounded tips to avoid piercing you, may encourage the body to release endorphins, which suppress pain and are the body’s natural ‘happy drug’, and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, responsible for feelings of love and calmness (it’s what your body releases during and after childbirth).

The website says to use Bed of Nails for about 10 minutes each day, and some of the testimonials say to use it before bed.  I tried this.  At first I tried it without a sheet between my back and the spikes and boy oh boy that was a mistake.  First time round make sure you do use a sheet as frankly it’s bloody painful. My husband, being a big strong man, thought he’d be fine without a girly sheet and I have never seen him move so fast. 

However the second time I felt the most wonderful warmth spread through my back.  I had a sore back anyway and this really helped sort it out.  It’s hard to describe but it feels like lots of tiny needles which I suppose is the idea.  I also felt instantly calmer, and actually happier which I know is odd since I had lots of tiny imprints all over my back and it was VERY red, but I really did.  I am even looking forward to lying on it tonight.

Here’s what they say on the website:

Bed of Nails is an excellent aid in self-treatment and stimulating energy in the body. Bed of Nails may also help the body rid itself of toxins, so it is important to remember to drink water after using Bed of Nails.

Bed of Nails works similar to acupuncture, the pressure of the rounded nails against the skin may help the body release endorphins, the body’s very own “happiness drug” which provides a sense of joy, energy and painrelief, and oxytocin, which makes You calm and relaxed ( yes, it is possible to feel energetic and be relaxed at the same time!). Everybody reacts differently to Bed of Nails, and the effects can even vary from time to time; You may feel tired, hungry, happy, alert. Alot of people experience feelings of happiness, relaxation and hightened body temperature.

If Bed of Nails is used regularly for a long enough period of time it may alleviate:

Stress

Headache

Constipation

Tiredness

Insomnia

Tension

Back pain

Muscle aches

Malaise

Bed of Nails may also reduce the appearance of cellulite. The nails will create more blood flow to the area on which Bed of Nails is used and this can help break down the fat groupings which causes the cellulite’s plumpish display. Since Bed of Nails helps the body rid itself of toxins this might also help reduce cellulite.

I admit that clearly it was the bit about cellulite that got me, but I’m not brave enough to sit on the Bed of Nails.  Actually I did try.  For about 10 seconds.  I’ll stick to my back I think.

Anyway this week has been the first week in about 20 years that I have slept through the night (clearly this is where my children get their remarkable sleeping abilities from..).  Woken once last night when Eliza ‘did a wee wee Mummy’.  Other than that I have been sleeping amazingly well.

To the extent that my colleague Jo even noticed how calm I seemed.  This is quite an achievement since normally she tells me to ‘just wait a few minutes before you send that email/make that call’ to calm down.  Clearly I’m a nightmare to share an office with.

And did you read yesterday’s post?  If that wasn’t a bloody great outpouring of Oxytocin then I’m not a slightly hormonal woman.

So try one.  They are about £40 but worth it, believe me. 

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