A good night's sleep plays a very important role in health and well-being but for some people a peaceful night's sleep doesn't come easy. Stress, anxiety, worries, emotional upset, or an over-active mind can affect your ability to have a deep, restful night's sleep. In this fast-paced society that most of us live in it can be hard to unwind and relax at night.
Power of Nature has a number of sleep aids available for young and old, which may be naturally helpful for those who have difficulty in getting a sound, restful night's sleep.
Natural ways to help promote a good night's sleep.
Maintain a healthy diet, get regular exercise during the day, minimise stress, refrain from doing work or focused/stimulating activities after your evening meal, don't sleep with lights or television on as darkness and quiet help in triggering the body's production of hormones that promote restful sleep, drink a mug of warm organic, non-homogenised, whole milk prior to bedtime (it is high in tryptophan, an amino acid that induces the production of relaxing hormones such as melatonin and serotonin), or a good plant-based alternative is oat milk as it also contains tryptophan. Alternatively, drink a relaxing herb tea including herbs such as chamomile, lavender, valerian, lemon balm, and passionflower. However, drink at least half an hour before going to bed so that you're less likely to have to get up in the night to go to the toilet. Meditate for 15 minutes or longer before going to bed. Use lavender essential oil in an oil burner or infuser after your evening meal and/or place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow or hang a bunch of lavender buds from your bedhead or place it inside your pillowcase. Try to be in bed before 10pm as the body naturally starts to wind down and relax between 6 and 10 pm if not overly stimulated. Avoid alcohol, and also avoid coffee and tobacco (or drinks that contain caffeine) as these stimulate sympathetic nervous system hormones. Alcohol, coffee, energy drinks and stress also deplete the body of magnesium which is required for relaxation in the body.
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There may be more underlying reasons for not being able to sleep properly at night. A Mood and Sleep Hair Test can help in getting a better understanding of what may be affecting your ability to sleep well. And / or an Active Elements Assessment questionnaire can be completed because tissue mineral imbalances in the body can also be a contributing factor to sleep quality.