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“Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.”
Insomnia (sometimes referred to as 'sleeplessness',) is a common form of sleep disorder, where the sufferer is not able to fall asleep (or stay asleep as long) as they would like. It affects one in four people globally and can significantly diminish quality of life. While the term is used to describe a disorder of disturbed sleep, insomnia is practically defined as answering 'yes' to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"
Insomnia can occur at any age, but it is particularly common in the elderly. Insomnia can be short term (up to three weeks) or long term (above 3–4 weeks), which can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability and an increased risk of heart disease and automobile related accidents.
Those who are having trouble sleeping sometimes turn to sleeping pills, which can help when used occasionally but may lead to dependence or addiction if used regularly for an extended period.
There are natural health remedies available that may help you sleep.
Elevated melatonin levels coincide with the body's normal time for sleeping. L-tryptophan (as found in 5-HTP) is an amino acid that serves as a precursor for serotonin and melatonin and thus promotes better sleeping patterns.
Presence of melatonin is highly correlated with the body's sleep-wake cycle (as controlled by the circadian cycle.) Low melatonin levels have been linked to insomnia, particularly in the elderly. Several studies have found that melatonin supplementation is able to improve sleep.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in cellular communication and regulation of circadian rhythms. As sleep restriction increases, intracellular magnesium concentrations decline. Magnesium supplementation combined with melatonin and zinc has been shown to improve sleep in the elderly
Zinc may also play a role in facilitating sleep. One study observed that women with high levels of zinc in their bodies slept for longer periods of time than women with low levels (Song 2012). As mentioned above, when combined with melatonin and magnesium, zinc also supported quality of sleep in the elderly (Rondanelli 2011). Among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, zinc (in combination with magnesium and omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids) helped relieve problems falling asleep (Huss 2010).
Valerian is a sedative herb that has been used for over 300 years as a treatment of insomnia. Valerian root helps reduce brain activity and allows users to fall asleep more easily. The typical dose of valerian is about 300 to 600 mg, taken between half an hour and two hours before going to bed. It may take up to two weeks of daily usage for the sedative effect to take place. Chamomile is used as a tea to promote sleep and relaxation. Passionflower is also known for its sedative and anxiety-reducing effects. Lavender oils have been used for the treatment of insomnia. Some studies have found that lavender oil improves sleep quality and reduces feelings of drowsiness after awakening.
My 4yo used to move a lot during the night and grinding teeth resulting in a very restless sleep and we had a grumpy boy in the morning. We've noticed a huge difference since taking Tart Cherry Juice. No more wiggles or teeth gridding and of course a happier boy as a result of a better sleep. So I decided to take it myself since both my 4yo and my 7mo wake me up several times during the night. Guess what: mum is also happier in the morning (everyone is safer during breakfast). Even though I still wake up 3-4 times to breastfeed I feel rested in the morning. Priceless product. I love that it's 100% natural. Now trying to convince the fussy hubby to take it as well (he doesn't like the taste - I do) instead of watching movies in the middle of the night to help him get back to sleep.
Can't believe the difference I feel since taking 'Deep Sleep' no longer do I wake up every couple of hours through the night and I seem to go off to sleep easier. No more lying there for hours waiting to full asleep.
Works a treat
Have been taking this for about 6 weeks and it has really worked. Can go to bed and go to sleep and instead of only sleeping for 2 hours and waking with brain doing overtime can usually get at least 6 hours sleep and sometimes 8 hours. About to order more.
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