Insomnia is a common condition. It causes people to have problems falling asleep at night or to wake in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep. We are hosting an Insomnia Evening on Tuesday 10th May at 6:45pm at New Leaf Health Store in Kanturk where we will be looking in more detail at some of the remedies to alleviate it and we’ll also be welcoming Irene Ryan, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Sleep Expert, to provide practical tips and techniques to help overcome sleep problems.
There’s a huge range of sleep remedies and some suit certain people better than others.
One of the old traditional herbs that is used to treat insomnia is Valerian. There has been a lot of research done on this herb over the years and the results suggest that valerian root can improve sleep and reduce anxiety in many people. Valerian has been found to help people fall asleep faster, improve their sleep quality, and spend more time in a deep sleep stage.
Lemon Balm is another popular remedy for sleep. It alleviates stress and can help to calm the mind, often it is a racing mind that is keeping you from falling asleep. It is used in combination with L-theanine in some of our most popular stress relieving supplements. L-theanine is an amino acid found in green and black tea and some mushrooms
Magnesium can also help many people to overcome sleep problems. Magnesium helps the body relax, it reduces stress and can help you sleep longer.
Using a lavender pillow mist or diffusing calming essential oils can help you to find sleep easier and there are a range of herbal teas that contain sleep inducing herbs. You will get a chance to taste some of the teas and see which you like best at the Insomnia event on 10th May.