Trouble Sleeping, or is it all in your head?
Daylight savings time is a reminder that even just one hour of sleep can make a huge difference for many of us. While experts say it only takes about a day to adjust to one hour in time change, for some it takes longer. The truth is that trouble sleeping in America is widespread, with far more complex causes than a simple time change. In fact, the Center for Disease Control describes "insufficient sleep" as a "public health epidemic. Recent health news articles advise that insufficient sleep can lead to other health problems, including more serious ones. While the known causes for our trouble sleeping are numerous, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that the problem may be in our heads, quite literally. The study found that the brains of people with trouble sleeping have more adaptable structures and more excitable neurons. This quick and constant processing of information may be one of the reasons why people cannot sleep.
Why choose homeopathic remedies for trouble sleeping?
There are numerous over-the-counter and prescription drugs available for sleep problems. It's important to understand the risks associated with conventional sleep drugs, including side-effects and possible addiction. It's equally important to understand the risks associated with insufficient sleep. Some experts believe it's the most important indicator in how long we live, maybe even more important than high blood pressure, or smoking. Interestingly, one of the conclusions researchers make in the recent Johns Hopkins study of poor sleepers, is that trouble sleeping is "not a night time disorder. It's a 24 hour brain condition." So beyond our concerns about side effects and addiction, we have to ask ourselves if taking a sedative to put us to sleep at night is the right course for addressing the root of our sleep problems.
By contrast, homeopathic medicines indicated for trouble sleeping are not sedatives. A well-chosen homeopathic remedy can help you sleep better, and in many cases may have a profound and quick response, but it won't put you to sleep in the conventional sense. A closer look at these sleep remedies reveals how single homeopathic ingredients help these natural formulas address a range of specific symptoms, and may reveal what is underlying your sleeplessness.
Insomnia - Tissue A - The cell salts in this combination offer fundamental relaxing sleep support. Made from the natural mineral compounds already in our cells, its ingredients offer simple ways to ease symptoms related to sleeplessness including: redness and irritation; muscle cramps and spasms; pain and restlessness. This unique formula offers relaxing support and peace of mind.
Ferrum phos - A fortifying cell salt, it offers support for symptoms of fatigue, low fever, redness and irritations that might delay your dreams.
Kali phos - The ‘nerve nutrient’ of cell salts can help you rest easier if restless nerves, nervous fatigue, sadness or nerve pain are at the source.
Mag phos - The anti-spasm cell salt relaxes symptoms such as leg cramps, muscle spasms, tension, radiating pains and even certain coughs so you can sleep naturally.
Natural, safe for adults and children and worry free! Because they are made from minerals vital to our cells, these cells salts provide the gentlest, most straightforward way to help bodies and minds find balance, health and vitality.
Sleep #173 - Not a sedative, not addictive, safe for kids and adults alike. The three singles remedies in this combination have calming applications that can ease nervous, excited, tired, stressed out nerves so you can sleep, naturally.
Avena sativa - The remedy derived from the common oat helps nerves that feel ‘too tired to sleep’ after a day of mental exertion or worry, or when drained by illness, fatigue or alcohol consumption.
Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt restores calm and composure to over-stressed, restless or emotional nerves, as well as injured painful nerves.
Passiflora - Though its name is passionflower, this remedy is known for its ability to bring on sweet dreams when the day’s passions are past.
Tranquility #074 - Every single remedy ingredient in this unique combination’s calming, nerve-stabilizing formula, applies to situations in which stress, fatigue, grief or emotional turmoil can cause a downward spiral of sadness, weariness and sleeplessness. As its relief is non drowsy, non habit forming and 100% worry free for all ages, it can be applied whenever dark clouds are hovering nearby.
Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt, offers balancing, revitalizing support when injury, illness, stress or sadness result in a heavy, yet restless fatigue, sleeplessness or loss of nerve power.
Ignatia - Homeopathy’s emotional first aid remedy, relieves nerves frayed by a range of emotional stresses, including grief, loss, breakups, disappointment, homesickness, anger, jealousy or just sadness.
Agnus castus - This unique remedy made from the Chaste Tree is known to help lighten the sadness and depressed spirits that can haunt the weary.
*Please note that our homeopathic remedies are indicated for occasional sleeplessness, as insomnia is considered a medical condition which deserves professional attention.
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Recent Health News for Sleep Trouble
Study finds that omega-3 was associated with improved sleep in the children, and omega-6 also saw a modest association with fewer sleep issues.
People who experience insomnia or have trouble getting restful sleep may have more plasticity and activity in their brains, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Children who have trouble going to bed or getting restful sleep may benefit the most from parents setting a good example and developing stronger rules, a recent study from the National Sleep Foundation found.
Many people with long hours at work, who need to wake up early and like spending time with their family in the evenings do not get enough sleep.
For many people, restless sleep can mean a difficult morning both mentally and emotionally the next day. But a new study suggested that chronic restless sleep could lead to daily joint pain and muscle ache for elderly people, too.
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