is usually low on people’s list of favourite pastimes.
Affecting anyone at any age,
insomnia (difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep)
and/or waking unrefreshed can be some people’s reality.
Research shows that adults who get fewer than
seven hours of sleep (whether for just one night or
over the course of days, weeks, or months) experience
daytime consequences such as irritability, fatigue, and
poor memory. Sleep deprivation not only has detrimental
effects on your work life, relationships and wellbeing,
but increases the risk of ongoing health problems.
If you or someone you know is having trouble sleeping
There are natural medicines that can help promote a restful,
nurturing night’s sleep, without leaving you feeling groggy.
made from the aerial parts, such as leaves and flowers.
These extracts are rich in flavonoids and have been
traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for insomnia
and nervous conditions.
the West Indies for nerve pain, anxiety and nervous tension.
This herb helps you relax, while reducing any pain that may be
disturbing your sleep.
traditional Chinese medicine; this herb is said to
“nourish the heart and calm the spirit”. Zizyphus is widely used
when insomnia is due to nervous tension or anxiety.
duration of sleep, without causing unwanted sedative effects.
It is a particularly beneficial herb for those kept awake
by worrying thoughts. Speak to your Practitioner about
herbs that can help you to get a good night’s sleep.
including supporting healthy nervous system function
so you are less affected by stress; or relaxing sore,
tense muscles that may be disturbing your sleep.
Magnesium levels may be low in those suffering from
insomnia, so addressing this insufficiency can help
improve sleep. Your Practitioner can recommend high quality,
highly absorbable forms of magnesium to help you
re-establish a healthy sleep cycle.
avoiding the factors that can negatively impact sleep can be
the key to getting the rest you need.
computers or TV. In the evening, utilise an app that
inverts the screen lighting to create black backgrounds
with white text;
the day ahead. Your Practitioner can help identify
the underlying causes of disturbed sleep, and offer
quality natural medicines to help you overcome your
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