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Sleep Deep – Our Top Supplements For Sleep

Sleep Deep – Our Top Supplements For Sleep

So many of us are focused on being healthy throughout the day-time. But a healthy night is just as important, if not more so. A good sleep is essential to healing the body and releasing the stresses of the mind. If you struggle to get a good, long and deep sleep, here are our top picks for sleep-supporting supplements.

Relax The Muscles

Many people have very tense muscles, due to stress and the strains of daily life. The best nutrient for relieving this is magnesium. Magnesium is essential for releasing muscle tension, and also supports a healthy nervous system.

However, many of us do not consume enough magnesium to support the body. The average diet is quite low in magnesium, but the average lifestyle depletes magnesium quickly. That's why practitioners will often suggest a magnesium supplement for anyone that is under a lot of stress.

Magnesium can be taken at any time of day. For formulas with B vitamins, try taking them in the morning. Pure magnesium formulas are best taken shortly before sleep.

Why not try:

During the day-time – Herbs of Gold Muscle Resuscitation – available online

During the day-time – Nutralife Complete Calm – available online

Before bed – Nutralife Magnesium Complete – available online

Calm The Mind

Stress is one of the top reasons why people sleep poorly. So in order to improve your rest, you need to know how to release some of that stress. Our goal here is to calm the mind, so that the mind will calm the body.

An easy way to do this is to enjoy a nice warm bath a few times a week. The warmth will adjust your body to an ideal pre-sleep temperature. A bath is also another great way to get magnesium in – just add some magnesium flakes to relax the muscles.

You can also consider using a nightly remedy to release stress and calm the nervous system. Formulas that include calming herbs such as passionflower may help to induce a natural, restful sleep.

Why not try:

Amazing Oils Magnesium Bath Flakes – available online  

Fusion Sleep – available in-store

Try A Homeopathic Remedy

Looking for a gentle option to help prepare you for sleep? There are homeopathic options that are designed to help relax the body and mind for sleep. These are very naturally calming, and are safe for anyone to use. The formulas are based on traditional sleep remedies that have been used for centuries.

Homeopathic remedies are also a good choice for little ones who have trouble sleeping.

Why not try:

Bach Rescue Sleep Spray – available in-store

Martin & Pleasance Sleep Relief Spray – available in-store

Sip A Sleep Friendly Tea

Getting a good rest can be as easy as getting into a good pre-sleep routine. An easy way to do this is to prepare yourself a pre-sleep tea. By enjoying a cup of calming herbal tea, you signal to your body that rest is on its way. The herbs in sleep blends will naturally calm the nervous system and muscles.

Why not try:

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea – available in-store

So if you're in need of a good sleep, give these remedies a try. You could be drifting into a deep restful slumber in no time!

1 comment

  • Hi Sam, I really enjoyed this read as has some nice practical tips :). Thanks.

    Stuart Lowry

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