Making a lovely powder mix to help a client get their sleep back on on track 🥰
💤Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) - traditionally used in India as bedtime drink, relieves stress, anxiety and inflammation
💤Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) - sedative and calming effect, a heart tonic and tones nervous system
💤Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) - a powerful sedative, at low doses acts as an antidepressant and useful for calming an agitated mind
💤Turmeric (Curcuma longa) - reduces inflammation, promotes restful sleep, antioxidants to boost immune system
Mix well in warm milk at least 30 minutes before bed 🥛
Sleep is vital for our bodies to repair and restore. Lack of sleep can weaken our immune systems, contribute to psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depression and makes us more at risk for conditions such as diabetes, dementia and cardiovascular diseases.
We all know about limiting blue light from tv, phone & computer screens before bed as it causes mental stimulation and interferes with melatonin levels (the hormone that promotes sleep).
But what if you have a good sleep hygiene routine but still struggling to get those zzzz’s in?
The cause of insomnia can take some detective work and sometimes it is about helping break the pattern of bad sleep.