Sweet Dreams – Coming Your Way!
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 8, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Lack of deep, restful sleep, especially when it’s chronic, can have significant daytime consequences. It can interfere with our ability to concentrate, our decision-making skills and reaction times, and can make us more irritable(!) and susceptible to illness.
So What Can You do to Improve Sleep Quality?
Practicing “healthy sleep hygiene” can go a long way to helping insomnia:
• Stop caffeine consumption after 2 pm.
• Unplug from the TV or computer at least an hour (preferably more) before bed, to give your nervous system a break from constant stimulating input (and electromagnetic radiation).
• Have a relaxing bath scented with your favorite essential oils – lavender, neroli, or your own personal blend.
• Read an uplifting book before you turn out the light.
• Do a short meditation.
For restorative support for insomnia, try Natural Sleeping Essentials. Our gentle, all-natural formula features time-honored herbs such as Chamomile and Valerian, renowned for helping to calm your mind and nervous system, and relax your body. It also contains sleep-supportive nutrients including melatonin, tryptophan and niacin that enhance the natural sleep cycle and help you stay asleep.
Natural Sleeping Essentials is also great for shift workers and jet lag!
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan