Rejuvenating Sleep

Rejuvenating Sleep

Rejuvenating Sleep

Trying to take on a new day without getting enough rest at night can create artificial barriers to our best experiences. Sleep is a key factor for a happy, balanced life. And when we miss out, our mood, productivity, concentration, and physical health can decline. This pillar is about helping you find ways to unlock the power of sleep through helpful strategies and lifestyle changes that fit into your personal journey. Learn ways to get to sleep faster and feel more refreshed in the morning, no matter what time of day that is for you.

Rejuvenating Sleep will include the following topics:

  • Calming recipes that help you rest
  • Techniques to help you relax before bedtime
  • How to create the right environment
  • Getting more from all sleep

Introduction to Rejuvenating Sleep

This pillar will look at the issue of rejuvenating sleep, sharing techniques to help you relax before bedtime and create the right environment for a restful night’s sleep.

In terms of natural bedtime remedies, there is no single cure-all solution to insomnia. However, many people find increasing their vitamin and mineral intake beneficial, since this helps to stimulate melatonin production. Vitamins and minerals such as magnesium also boost production of the ‘feel-good’ brain chemical serotonin during the day, helping to dissipate tension in the muscles to promote deep sleep. In addition, they can help to support stressed adrenal glands to ensure they are not active during the night-time, when the individual is trying to rest.

Compared with prescription sleep medication, herbal remedies can be surprisingly effective. Whole herb teas are generally very safe to use and inexpensive, with no hangover in the morning. The attached infographic contains global sleep statistics.

Dr Carolyn Dean

It is more than 100 years since Edison invented the lightbulb. However, even in this ‘always-on’, increasingly digitized age, the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ modus operandi still presents significant health benefits. Going to bed early promotes easier, deeper sleep, leaving people more refreshed.

Humans are not nocturnal creatures. Until relatively recently, humankind lived by the light of the sun. This is evidenced by the fact that, in ancient times, sun worship was an important element of completely unconnected civilizations living on different sides of the planet.

Melatonin, the sleep hormone, is secreted in darkness, with research specifically suggesting that the body is primed to produce melatonin between the hours of 8pm and 10pm. Find out more about melatonin, and its role in the body, by viewing the embedded video.

Trying to tackle a new day without sufficient rest can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing. For a happy, balanced life, getting enough sleep is crucial.

When an individual misses out on sleep, their concentration, productivity, mood, and physical health can all suffer. Fortunately, a person can drastically improve both sleep duration and quality by putting in place some key strategies and lifestyle changes. The attached PDF delves deeper into the effectiveness of chamomile tea and other herbal remedies as sleep aids.

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