BY CLAIR WHITTY
Sleep problems is a question I often get asked about at the shop. My personal favourite remedy to help you get a decent night’s sleep is A.Vogel Dormeasan. It’s a herbal tincture containing valerian and hops. Valerian is traditionally used for muscle tension, pain, and to aid relaxation. Hops is traditionally used to help alleviate anxiety. I took this remedy for several months; it took a few weeks for it to work but when it did the benefits were amazing. I went to sleep quicker, and when I woke up, I fell back to sleep almost immediately and the next day I felt so much more alert. It’s no wonder I love it!
I know that this won’t work for all of you, so here are some other options. Bach Rescue Unwind for Sleep is a new one that I wrote about last year. Customers are now coming back to tell me that it works brilliantly. It contains Lemon Balm one of my favourite herbs to aid relaxation, Ashwagandha for stress and anxiety, and Chamomile to soothe and calm. It also contains Rescue Remedy which on its own is great for any situation where you might be feeling a bit agitated or stressed, and this can certainly happen when you can’t get to sleep.
Magnesium is possibly the most used supplement for sleep as so many people are deficient in this important mineral. Our top supplements are Mag365 powder, or if you prefer a capsule there are lots to choose from. Irish Brand Prizmag, contains Magnesium plus Glycine. Glycine also helps improve sleep and helps Magnesium to work more efficiently too.
Another option to try, especially for kids is Jan De Vries Night Essence drops, this is suitable from 2 years of age to adults. This is ideal to help you switch off from overthinking to aid a peaceful night’s sleep.
If you prefer something to massage in, you could try BetterYou Magnesium Sleep Spray with added essential oils. Simply massage into the skin to promote a peaceful night’s sleep. Or for kids from age one upwards there’s BetterYou Magnesium Sleep Kids Body Spray which can help them get a restful night’s sleep.
These are just some of nature’s solutions to help you and your loved ones get a good night’s sleep.
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