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Sleep Better Tonight

A good nights sleep is precious; it can make or break you. A lack of good quality sleep goes way beyond having those dark circles under your eyes; it is a catalyst for many health issues.

With some people have trouble falling asleep others have difficulty staying asleep, others can't switch off that monkey mind and then let us not forget that dreaded 1 - 3 am wake up call. An excellent place to start sleeping better is by adding some infusing relaxing and calming herbal teas into the bedtime ritual.  Herbs like chamomile, catnip, lavender and passionflower can help you relax and prepare you for a good nights sleep.

Or here are a few additional suggestions to consider:

Troubling Relaxing Your Mind  

Can't switch off that monkey mind (that mental merry-go-around) of all the things that you didn't get done during the day or could have done differently or stuff that isn't even relevant but it just won't stop.  Try having a notebook or journal by your bed to put those unwanted thoughts from your head onto paper or if that's not your thing try White Chestnut Bach Flower Remedy.  It is excellent to quiet, calm and clear the mind allowing for a better nights sleep.

Troubling Relaxing Your Body

If you experience restless energy, can't wind down and relax, consider a good quality magnesium powder.  This high-stress world makes our body use up magnesium like there is no tomorrow. Quality is everything when it comes to magnesium.

Consider added into your evening wind-down ritual (at least an hour before bed) a cup of relaxing herbal tea.  

The 3 AM Club

If you tend to wake between 1 – 3 am, your liver may be the culprit as energy and functionality are strongest within this organ between these times. As the liver is a major organ for detoxification, processing emotions, and many metabolic activities, excess alcohol, high levels of stress or an overloaded or sluggish liver could be triggering that 3 am wake-up call. Consider liver supporting herbs and quite possibly some diet and lifestyle adjustments. 

A great place to start is drinking herbal teas (especially roasted dandelion root) or taking herbal bitters for the liver, reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption.

If these become more than occasional occurrences and are creating a significant challenge, consider discussing these issues with your healthcare practitioner.