We all dream about it, that deep enticing state of relaxation that revives us and allows us to function at our best and yet why is it so hard to come by?
We know that inadequate sleep wreaks havoc in our day to day lives and the accumulative effects of sleep loss lead to a range of poor health outcomes. Without enough sleep we find our concentration, reaction times and mood are altered which makes it so much harder for us to function on a day to day basis. And yet for something that should be second nature to us so many of us find it so difficult to achieve.
Our busy lifestyles have created so many external factors pulling us in all directions which results in increased stress levels. Of course the more tired you are ,the harder it is to get a good night’s sleep.
Our naturopaths have created a “Sleep Well “ program which will be individually tailored to your needs. The program encompasses a range of herbs and nutrients which can help reduce stress levels and improve sleep as well as tips for good sleep hygiene and deep relaxation.
Adaptagenic herbs such as Withania and Rehmania can help to alleviate stress. These herbs have been studied for their positive effects on stress resilience and wellbeing. Calming herbs like Passionflower, California Poppy & Lemon Balm are used in conjunction with B vitamins and magnesium to specifically suit your body’s needs.
Other factors can also be at play. Hormonal levels especially during menopause & peri-menopause can upset your sleeping pattern. There are a range of herbals that help support melatonin production and regulate your hormonal levels.
Good sleep hygiene is imperative to a good night’s sleep. Developing good sleep habits can lead to long term solutions for your sleep problems. These habits begin through the day and continue into the night. Eating well, regular exercise & avoiding alcohol and caffeine are a good place to start for a refreshing night’s sleep.
Train your body to go to bed and get up at a regular time. Avoid napping through the day. Develop sleep rituals like a warm bath with essential oils, soft music or reading can all put you in a semi-relaxed state ready for sleep.
So if all this resonates with how you function – don’t ignore the problem. Come and have a chat with one of our experienced naturopaths who can help set you on the path to a blissful night’s sleep with our “Sleep Well” program.