Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is thought to affect around 1 in every 3 people in Great Britain. It is particularly common in elderly people and those individuals with insomnia may find their difficulties to sleep are related to certain biological factors, medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits or psychiatric issues. It should also be noted that in today's technology-filled world, where we spend much time looking at our mobile phones, tablets and laptop screens, it is widely regarded that such light-emitting electronic devices will stimulate the Mind and prevent you from getting off to sleep. Such up close illumination is thought to signifcantly suppress the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin.
On average, it is recommended that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night, and with the vast selection of natural, sleep promoting products from Natures Healthbox, you should be able to achieve this. Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) is an effective Essential Oil with mild tranquilizing properties that may help you to fall asleep, and a cup of warm Almond Milk (a rich source of Calcium that helps produce melatonin in the brain) is a traditional Hot Beverage, thought to encourage sleep too. Tryptophan is a naturally-occurring Amino Acid found in banana's, chicken, & turkey, which acts as a forerunner to serotonin - a chemical messenger that converts to melatonin. Magnesium is a Mineral with natural sedative properties that reduce cortisol - the Stress hormone that can keep a person awake throughout the night.