Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.
The concept of aroma therapy is gaining a lot of appreciation and attention because of the positive effects of fragrances on sleep. Recent studies show that specific essential oils used in aromatherapy can relieve stress, relax the body, thus promoting better sleep.
Make changes to what you are eating before bed. Some food items aren’t beneficial after you reach 60 and can affect the slumbers by influencing the production of the sleeping hormone known as melatonin. There are a lot of ways in which you can treat the insomnia or combat sleeping issues with some simple techniques and natural ways. One of them is to make changes to what you are eating before bed.
Even if you may have had no previous trouble sleeping, as we age its normal (although irritating) to notice a shift in your sleeping patterns. Being sleepy earlier in the evening, waking up earlier in the morning and having a lighter sleep are all very normal changes that most people will experience. If you’re experiencing…
A good sleep after reaching 60s is quite a big challenge and that too with this constant gloom cloud of stress and problems hovering above our heads. But a healthy sleep is extremely important for our body and there are various ways you can bring back that lost stress-less sleep in your life.
Ever heard of a sleep diary? It is a highly effective way of fighting your troubling insomnia.
One benefit of ZMA is that it can provide deeper levels of REM sleep, and deeper sleep provides for enhanced muscle repair and growth. Not to mention the rest and relaxation needed to provide a fresh start for the next day’s workout.
Good sleep is essential to good living. Take the time to relax and put yourself into a natural sleep cycle that works best for your body. Start with 7-8 quality hours of sleep, and talk to your medical provider if you’re experiencing difficulty sleeping or symptoms of insomnia.