Tips for a Good Night Sleep!
TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP!
Are you tired of counting sheep? Is lack of sleep giving you bags under your eyes? Are you so sleep-deprived that the only way you can get through the morning is by drinking a triple espresso? Not being able to sleep affects everyone at some point in their life and about 10% of the population suffer from insomnia that continues for six months or more. Many experts recommend that we get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night and whilst it is important to make sure that we get enough sleep, it is equally important that we get good quality sleep.
The body needs rest, the brain needs sleep…
Sleep is necessary to help our brain recover and recuperate from the day’s activities.
If you are not getting enough sleep, or your sleep cycles are disturbed, then your brain is not getting enough time to rejuvenate and ‘reset’, and you are more likely to suffer some of the following: • Poor concentration • Poor memory • Clumsiness/carelessness • Low mood • Irritability • Fatigue.
Natural therapies may be the answer to help you sleep. The benefits of using natural therapies for sleep maintenance are that they are not addictive like some medications and won’t leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Even more importantly, natural medicines can help address the underlying causes of poor sleep such as nutritional deficiencies and stress.
Nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and iron are also important for good sleep. A deficiency in these minerals can lead to insomnia. We can assist you in identifying the underlying causes of poor sleeping patterns and work with you to overcome these.
Tips for a better night’s sleep… As well as the herbs and natural supplements discussed, these handy hints can also help you get a better night’s sleep: • Get regular exercise (avoid exercising two hours before bed) • Eliminate stimulants such as caffeine and sugar (even reducing them during the day may help) • Try to go to bed around the same time each night • Create a dark sleeping environment • Limit alcohol consumption • Use the bed and bedroom only for sleep and intimacy with your partner • If you can’t sleep, try not to focus too hard on getting to sleep as this creates stress and can perpetuate the situation. So don’t lie awake all night, make an appointment to come and see us today!
The Natural Healing centre is re-opening from Monday 11th January at both the Mitcham clinic and the Ferny Creek clinic.
Ferny Creek – 97551900
Mitcham – 98730966