Former ‘sleepless’ and I Quit Sugar founder Sarah Wilson has revealed how she revolutionized her sleep – and the three products that mean she can now stay closed between seven and eight hours a night.
The globally acclaimed author from Sydney, 45, said she has been insomnia since she was seven, but several things have helped her immeasurably.
“I tried each of these three months, independently of the other two and other tools, so I could determine if they were working,” Sarah wrote about her website.
So what does she swear by?
Former ‘sleepless’ Sarah Wilson (photo) revealed how she brought about a revolution in her sleep – and the three products that mean she can now remain closed eight hours a day
Sarah (photo) said she tried each of the items independently for three months to make sure they all worked before recommending it
1. A gravity blanket
Sarah tried a Neptune blanket that costs $ 192 and was approved by TGA as a medical device and said the effects were “immediate”
You may have heard people struggling with sleep talking about weighted blankets, which are made up of dozens of bags filled with glass beads that are “about 10 percent of your body weight.”
The idea is that gravity helps to ‘relax’ your central nervous system and Sarah said that a weighted blanket looks a bit like being held or being hugged.
Sarah tried a Neptune blanket that costs $ 192 and has been approved by the TGA as a medical device.
“[The effect] was fairly immediate, “Sarah said.
‘I get restless legs and the blanket completely dampens this.
“It gives a feeling that is reminiscent of being ‘hidden by your grandmother when you are a child’, which makes me feel much calmer as I try to sleep.”
Sarah (photo) said that she has been struggling with both insomnia and inflammation since she was seven
The Scenar is a ‘handheld device, the size of an old-school mobile, that you put on your body to reduce pain and inflammation’
2. The scenario
The second item that Sarah loves is something you may never have heard of: the Scenar.
The Scenar is a “hand-held device, the size of an old-school mobile, that you put on your body to reduce pain and inflammation.”
It works by sending an electrical current through your body that helps to stimulate your body’s own healing properties.
Sarah said she finds it particularly beneficial for inflammatory and digestive problems – both often keep her awake.
She also uses it to calm herself by applying it to her calves – which she said helps to regulate her body’s nervous system.
Sarah said she now likes to take a little CBD oil with water every day for stress management
3. CBD oil
There is a lot of information circulating around CBD oil, and many claim it has helped to control anxiety, pain and insomnia.
And Sarah said she believes the hype.
She recently tried it Hemple’s biologically grown, biologically available CBD oil, which uses an extraction system that shrinks the CBD oil molecules, allowing them to easily pass through the cell wall and get to work quickly
Sarah said she now likes to take a little oil with water every day for stress management.
Sarah (photo) revealed how she travels nomadically around the world and lives with only eight kilos of luggage – she swears by carrying a slow cooker, a portable blender and a ‘good knife’
What does Sarah Wilson carry?
* A slow cooker
* A portable blender
* A good knife
* A bikini
* Swimming goggles
* Walking shots
* A denim or leather jacket
* A dress
* A pair of high heels
* Silk or woolen items that fold super small
* Two pairs of underwear
* A bra
* A sports bra
* A pair of yoga leggings
* Cosmetics that double, such as herbal oil that works as a cleanser and moisturizer
* A book
* A laptop
Earlier, FEMAIL told Sarah how she travels the world nomadically and lives with only eight kilos of luggage.
“I have boxes with photos and old letters, a surfboard and a bicycle in storage, but not much else,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
“I carry everything else that I need.”
When Sarah is on her way, she has a collection of articles with her, including a slow cooker, a hand blender, ‘a good knife’, a bikini, swimming goggles and her ‘trusted green shorts’.
“They come with me everywhere,” she said. “I wear them walking and cycling all over the world.”
Apart from this, the 45-year-old wears either a leather or a denim jacket (hers is ten years old) with hair, gray singlets and ‘a pair of runners that I can wear while walking, but can also work with a dress’.
“When I’m traveling, I walk or ride everywhere,” she said. “I don’t own a car, so I don’t have those costs. It is very liberating. “
When it comes to clothing, Sarah said she is very picky about what she buys – she hardly ever shops, for example:
“I wear the same dresses at the age of 43 as at the age of 18,” she said.
“It’s pretty simple. I don’t want to be determined by what I buy.
‘It streamlines the mind to travel light. I don’t have to make decisions in the morning, I just throw what I need to put on. ‘
How does Sarah Wilson travel the world with just eight pounds?
* In a recent one blog post, Sarah detailed exactly how she traveled around the world for four months, with just eight kilograms.
Sarah has only eight kilos with her for four months (photo)
* During this time she was writing and walking between LA, New York, London, Scotland, Cornwall, Crete, Paris, Slovenia and Slovakia.
* For the occasion, Sarah was wearing a small backpack that weighed 8 kg on different flights.
* She did this by wearing the same things every day and carrying everything she brought with her.
* Sarah picked up two pairs of underwear for the trip and washed them out every night.
* She lived in silk, wool, and synthetic items – so she could pinch them tightly for packaging and make sure they weighed very little.
* She wore sneakers with dresses “very much”, but also brought a pair of high heels, just to make sure she had something, should she need it.
* She brought a second-hand GAP jeans jacket (which she wore during transport), a ra-ra skirt in silk wrap, jeans, a bag with ‘fancy things’, a Gortex jacket, heels, a headband / eye mask; Saloman hiking shoes, underwear and a bra, a market bag, ‘white things’, leggings, a shirt, a sports bra, a cap, a striped singlet and hiking pants.
* Finally, Sarah brought her simplified makeup bag, a book, a laptop, a notebook, pencil, passport, credit card, and an I Quit Sugar bag.
Source: Sarah Wilson