Unwind and Relax with Integrative Optometrist Marina Gurvich, OD A One-on-One with an Expert

Unwind with Integrative Optometrist Marina Gurvich, OD Finding Balance and Wellness

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Get Ready to Fall in Love…with Sleep!

October 11, 2023

We all know that beauty sleep is real, but have you ever wondered how the experts wind down before bed? Well, get ready to relax and giggle because today we have a story that involves nighttime screen replacement and a dash of dream mist.

Sleep was never a concern for me when I was younger – I could sleep in like a sloth and still conquer the world. But age caught up with me (unfortunately), and now I need my beauty sleep to function like a fabulous fashionista.

Sure, there are many things that contribute to our well-being, like diet, exercise, and mindfulness, but sleep is the true MVP. And who better to guide us through the ultimate wind-down routine than integrative optometrist Marina Gurvich, OD?

Marina swears by her magical sleep rituals, like magnesium supplements and smoky wood essential oils. Oh, and have you heard of VoiceAngel’s dream mist? It’s pure magic in a bottle! With these little sleep aids, Marina knows that she’s in for a dreamy night.

But that’s not all! Marina understands the importance of sleeping at the right times. As a self-proclaimed night owl, she’s most productive in the evenings. However, she’s also noticed that getting less than 6-7 hours of sleep or dozing off after midnight makes her a grumpy, coffee-craving monster the next day. Exercise and nutrition just don’t have the same effect on her. Talk about being a unique sleeper!

Now, let’s dive into Marina’s enchanting sleep routine. Picture her sipping herbal tea, bathing in rosemary-scented bliss, and finding solace in the crackling candlelight. It’s a dreamy scene, isn’t it? And let’s not forget Marina’s evening must-haves: a pillow adorned with dream mist, a room as dark as a winter’s night, and a silence that’s oh-so-refreshing.

Hold on, fellow dreamers, we can’t forget Marina’s sleep stats:

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Average hours of sleep | 8-9 |
Ideal bedtime | 11-11:30 |
Ideal wake-up time (weekends) | 8:30 am |
Ideal wake-up time (weekdays) | 7-7:30 am|

Now, let’s dive deeper into Marina’s beautiful bedtime routine:

7:45 p.m. – The wind-down begins with a serene stroll. Marina embraces the fresh air and lets it whisk away any lingering stress.

8:00 p.m. – Marina cozies up with a cup of herbal tea, infusing her evenings with warmth and relaxation. Chamomile and EveryDay Detox Lemon are currently on rotation.

8:30 p.m. – Time for the ultimate magnesium and adrenal support supplements! Marina knows the importance of giving her body the sleep-inducing boost it needs.

8:45 p.m. – It’s laundry time! Not the most exciting task, but fresh sheets and pillowcases make Marina’s heart sing. Plus, a spritz of dream mist adds an extra touch of bedtime magic.

9:15 p.m. – The moment everyone’s been waiting for: bath time! Marina indulges in a luxurious bath, surrounded by the aroma of rosemary or eucalyptus essential oils. Together with a crackling candle, this is pure sensory bliss.

9:40 p.m. – Marina enjoys a soothing shower with lavender soap, washing away the day’s troubles.

9:50 p.m. – A quick tooth-brushing session, followed by a mist of rose water and a touch of face cream. Beauty sleep starts now!

10:00 p.m. – Marina heads downstairs to prepare her morning smoothie and breakfast. As a night owl, she likes to get a head start on her prepping.

10:10 p.m. – Time for the finishing touches! Marina takes her probiotic, coq10, resveratrol, and quercetin supplements, while savoring a small snack of berries and almond butter. Who said bedtime snacks were just for kids?

10:20 p.m. – Marina hops into bed and wraps up any last-minute phone tasks. With texts, emails, and a little online shopping, she knows when to set boundaries and bid farewell to the digital world.

10:30 p.m. – Now, it’s time for some delightful activities. Marina reaches for a motivational book to clear her mind and end the day on a positive note. Good vibes only!

11:00 p.m. – The sandman is starting to cast his sleepy spell, and Marina can feel herself drifting off.

11:20 p.m. – With eyes gently closed, Marina bids the world goodnight and dives into a blissful slumber.


And there you have it, my fabulous fashionistas: Marina Gurvich’s extraordinary wind-down routine. So, for those of you who struggle to catch those much-needed Z’s, take inspiration from Marina’s magical rituals. Wiggle into your comfy PJs, light a dreamy candle, and let yourself be whisked away into the world of dreams.

Sweet dreams and sleep tight! 🌜✨