Alongside back pain, insomnia is one of the most sited reasons for days off work in the Uk, a staggering number of people have problems sleeping and it costs the national health a small fortune in sleeping pills and people then often complain that they either become addictive or don’t actually work.
For most of us, our immune systems are pretty strong, we can cope with a reasonable amount of stress and anxiety but we absolutely can’t function without restorative sleep. We need it to restore us to full function after a period of wearing ourselves out. During the night, tissues are repaired, organs rest or finish cycles such as flushing out toxins, and the brain filters the events of the day.
The problem comes when sleep is disturbed. Missing the time to repair and restore, we find our brains struggling to cope, memory slipping, concentration below par, muscles fatigued, skin dull and eyes lack-lustre. The good news is there are some natural sleep aids and of course diet plays a part, foods containing tryptophan such as turkey and lettuce interesting can help before bedtime and it’s a good idea to avoid eating too late and avoid rich spicy foods and alcohol, but when you’re in need of something more, a brilliant natural sleep remedy is this one from a long established company A Vogel – they are one of the companies whose herbal preparations are licensed under the new guidelines and along with their brilliant Echinacea this product -
Dormeasan is one I always try and keep in the medicine cabinet Its a herbal sleep remedy made from extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Valerian root and Hops. based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy Its important to stress that Dormeasan is not a ‘sleeping pill’.
It's a herbal sleeping aid and won’t normally leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Unlike many sleep remedies, Dormeasan is available in the form of a liquid herbal tincture. Taken just half an hour before bed-time, it can help if you worry that you can't sleep – encouraging a more natural sleep, helping you sleep better and wake feeling refreshed.
Dormeasan Valerian-Hops oral drops 50 ml £9.15
A vogel products are widely available in health shops and some chemists.