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Things that are disrupting your sleep (and how to wake up energized)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

There are overwhelming studies on the importance of good-night sleep on our overall health and fitness. If you are lacking restful sleep, take a look at the things that can be influencing it.

1. Cleverly hidden substances

You could be unaware of the effect of certain substances you usually consume before going to sleep. However, we should mention the obvious first - coffee. Some people enjoy this beverage in the late afternoon, but the effects of caffeine could easily last for hours, not allowing you to fall asleep. If you regularly consume supplements for your health, check the ingredients label - maybe some of them contain stimulants such as ginseng and guarana - these substances have effects similar to caffeine. Another surprising fact - various medications contain caffeine or other stimulants, including medications for a headache, steroids, and beta-blockers. If you suspect any of these things, talk to your doctor about switching them.

2. If it's night - there can't be light

People have an internal clock that controls our need for sleeping and its time. But we are creative in ways of disrupting it. One way is exposing ourselves to bright lights in the late evenings, making it harder to fall asleep when it's due time. It can be many things - a too brightly lit room, looking at a computer or a TV screen, and even looking at your smartphone. In short, these artificial sources of light are just no good for us the evening. It is better to create a relaxing evening atmosphere.

3. One glass too many

Ok, maybe in some cases one small glass of wine could help you relax in the evening, but in general, drinking alcohol at night just isn't a good idea. Drinking alcohol may make you feel drowsy and cheerful, but once you fall asleep, the alcohol level in your blood will drop in a couple of hours. This will probably wake you up at some point during the night, preventing you from falling into the deep sleep state and the result in the morning is - you, sleepy and cranky, possibly with a headache.


4. It's not me, it's a medical thing

Sometimes it's not about what you do in the evening. There are conditions you may not even be aware of. The most frequent cause is sleep apnea - if you snore at night or sometimes gasp for air, you should visit a doctor. This condition can be really annoying, as you often lack sleep and feel tired throughout the day because your sleep is shallow and frequently interrupted. Luckily, many people dealt with this condition successfully through functional rhinoplasty that makes sleep apnea less severe or even completely gone.

5. To eat or not to eat, that is the question

This is an age-old debate - if you feel hungry before bedtime, what should you do? Maybe you are trying to lose some weight, so you will deprive yourself of eating late, but the fact is it will probably disrupt your sleep. So, it would be wiser to have a small, carefully made snack, just to subside your hunger. Otherwise, it could easily happen that you end up with your head stuck in the fridge in the middle of the night, which would be bad both for your sleep and your weight. When you decide to have a snack before you go to sleep, choose dairy products rich with L tryptophan that improves your sleep, and definitely avoid spicy, acidic or protein-rich food.

Final comment


Of course, there could be more causes to your lack of sleep - these were the most frequent ones. The point for you is to listen to your body and monitor the changes every evening - you should find the cause of the problem in a couple of days.

Nina is a lifestyle blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor. She's passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. In her free time, she loves to design clothes and furniture. If you wanna see what she's up to you can find her on https://twitter.com/NinArtSimo ns and https://www.facebook. com/nina.simons.92372


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That one time I got lost in New York | #storytime

Monday, April 23, 2018

"When New York calls ... you answer"!

Last February, New York called me to Fashion Week and before you could say "quidish" I was on the next flight out (not really but one has to be dramatic in these scenarios). Since my Birthday was during Fashion Week, my spidey senses began to tingle and I thought to myself  "What could I possibly do in New York on my Birthday"? Go to the Wendy Williams show of course-- If you are a "Wendy Watcher" you know that the tickets are free and they are on a first come first serve basis.
I checked the website and realized there was a show on MY BIRTHDAY and immediately filled out the form and crossed all fingers and toes that I would get in! I then quickly remembered that I had met Wendy's stylist here in Jamaica at Style Week and he remembered me each year. Within a few days, I got an Email that I was selected and would be a "co-host" ( excitement tun-up ).


I was so excited to go on Wendy as it was literally like a dream come through and I got a snazzy outfit and a Tiara as guests always wear Tiaras on their Birthday on the show and Wendy loved it. The show would start taping at 10:00 am which meant I would have to leave from Brooklyn from around 5:45 am on hours and a half train ride to arrive by 8am. I actually left at 6:15 am and was confident that I would be there on time. When the train got to my destination it was 7:45am and I was so happy that I ran to the supposed address. Thing is, I read the address wrong and completely mixed up STREET with AVENUE and was told by one of those scary looking guys that looked like an extra from "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" that I was miles away and was actually uptown and needed to get on a train somewhere "in between" then transfer to another train to take me to the show. I eventually found the location at 9:45 AM!! I was kinda bummed that I had missed the show after my "Journey to the center of the Earth", but there is always a silver lining in every dark cloud so I trodded on.

Waverly Place -- it's actually real!

NYU --Blair Waldorf went here
Being lost in New York was one of the best things ever! I ended up on "Waverly Place" - from "Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel ( didn't know that was real ) saw New York University (NYU) in real life and it wasn't what I expected at all! First of all, If you are not too keen you might miss it as the only thing I saw was the white flag with NYU in purple and the building seemed to blend in with the city. It was high and didn't look like the typical Amercian University Campus.  I also saw tons of cute cafe's that were Instagram and Pinterest worthy. I then went back uptown to Times Square which I went to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and saw a disturbing looking Justin Timberlake, took my self to a nice lunch and when on a mini shopping spree.

I could go forever on all the things I saw that day being lost but I'll end it here.

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Wedding Spectacular Launch 2018 | Celebrating 7 Years of Success

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Last Wednesday the Haute Lifestyle team made our way to Village Plaza to the chic, upscale, newly opened Polished Naiil Bar for the launch of Wedding Spectacular 2018.  

The launch was celebrated in the form of a small, intimate gathering that saw some of Jamaica's top wedding professionals, businesses, media and of course brides-to-be in attendance. The pulsating beats of popular songs help set the tone for the overall vibe of the event as the team from 876 Sounds knew exactly what to play. With white and red wine in hand (provided by CPJ), the event commenced with a brief welcome from owner and conceptualizer of Polished Nail Bar, Shamair  Henry. Other sponsors at the event were: Polished, ATL, CPJ, 876 Sounds, Pap Flor, White Lotus Bridal.

Invited guests were then given a sneak peek from White Lotus Bridal Boutique who presented 5 of this season's most popular wedding dresses.

Of course, we were able to capture the essence of the event through photos thanks to our talented Photographer Dale Stephenson of Dale Stephenson Photography.


Shamair Henry | Owner and conceptualizer of Polished Nail Bar

Oral Cato | Brand Manager Spirits CPJ




Shavon Kelly of White Lotus Bridal Boutique

Catherine Goodall - Wedding Spectacular Ambassador 





































About Wedding Spectacular

Wedding Spectacular was conceptualized to be a one-stop bridal shop with over 35 of Kingston’s leading bridal vendors under one roof. Now in our seventh year, the event is known for amazing fashion shows and vendor displays that paint a picture of what your wedding could look like on the day.

The Event takes place Sunday, April 29,2018, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Photo Credits

Dale Stephenson | Dale Stephenson Photography

Dale's Instagram | @stephensondale

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Do not duplicate with permission | Photos without watermark for Social Media usage is usd$60 | Email us at hautepeople@yahoo.com

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