It’s late at night, eyes are twitching from tiredness, your finger is reaching for the “next episode” button on Netflix, and you think to yourself, “one…more…episode.” We both know that it’s in fact not the last episode for tonight. So why are we rambling on about eyes twitching and Netflix? Well, because sometimes we don’t even realise how losing that extra hour of sleep can impact the rest of the day ahead of us.

 

Sleep is vital for our health and it’s all dependent on its timing, duration, and quality. Just like with diet and physical activity, sleep should also be viewed as critical to our health. It plays an imperative role in our performance memory consolidation, brain recuperation processes, learning and much more. Studies recommend that an adult needs approximately 7-8 hours per night of sleep and 9 hours is optimal.

 

There’s an array of factors which can influence the amount of sleep that we’re getting each night. These include lifestyle, work schedules (working long hours, irregular times), sleeping disorders and much more. Having less than 7 hours of sleep per night can impact our concentration, memory recall and performance with daily activities.

 

Other:

Herbs of Gold Sleep Ease Tablets – If you’re struggling to sleep, these tablets may assist in relieving restlessness and improve your sleep quality. They contain herbs including passionflower, California poppy and ziziphus, which have traditionally been used in western herbal medicine. 

 

Amazing Oils Magnesium Pro Sleep Lotion – If you don’t like taking tablets, this Australian made and vegan lotion has ingredients including lavender and chamomile which can assist in mind relaxation, calming your nervous system and relieving disturbed sleep.

 

Fusion Sleep – The Fusion Sleep tablets contain passionflower and many other amazing ingredients which can assist in relieving sleeplessness, stress, and mild anxiety.

 

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

 

If you’d like to seek advice from one of our friendly pharmacists or naturopaths at one of our WholeLife stores, click here to find our store locator. You can also find more information about some of our favourite sleep and relaxation rituals here.

 

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