If you suffer from Insomnia and need help to get better sleep, you are not alone. Recent studies have shown that approximately one third of all adults have some level of insomnialeading to poor quality sleep. Poor sleep affects how you feel and function during the day. Whilst sleeping pills from your doctor may provide a solution to insomnia for some people, many may prefer to use something more natural, that works with your body's own natural rhythms, which is where Chinese Medicine can help.
Why is sleep so important?Sleep is important in renewing energy and in assisting the growth and repair of cells. It is often only when you have sleep problems and experience the debilitating effects of insomnia, that you truly realise and appreciate the value of quality sleep.
Understanding ancient Chinese wisdomChinese Medicine has a long history of relieving the symptoms of insomniaand poor quality sleep. Chinese Medicine can help you get to sleep, and get better quality sleep. You may be familiar with the term Qi(pronounced chee), whichrepresents the vital energy or ‘life force’ within us; invigorating the body and its organ functions. For more information on Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy have a look at this short video: In Chinese Medicine, sleep quality relates to the activities of Shen. Shen is closely associated with our conscious awareness. During our waking state, Shen is channelled by the Heart organ-meridian system to the brain, and then returns to the Heart during sleep.
Get effective relief from insomnia and poor quality sleepWhen looking for a herbal formula to address all the symptoms of insomnia and help you sleep better, be sure to choose a premium supplement specially formulated to not only provide effective hypnotic (sleep inducing), sedative and relaxing actions but also correct the flow of Shento and from the brain during consciousness and sleep. The synergistic blend of Zizyphus, Passionflower, Albizia, Polygala, Poria, Biota and Schisandra can assist in ‘settling the Shen’ or specifically calming the mind and spirit, and clearing the senses to promote a sound and restful sleep, without causing day-time drowsiness. Look for them in combination, as the synergy created between several herbs invariably delivers superior and longer lasting results for Insomnia than a single herb can offer in isolation.
What else can help sleep or prevent insomnia?You might also like to enhance the therapeutic effects of your Chinese Medicine by observing the following recommendations for a better sleep:
- Ensure regular sleep patterns by going to bed at the same time, aiming for six to eight hours
- Resist the temptation to nap during the day or drink coffee to keep awake
- Improve your sleeping environment by making it as dark, quiet and comfortable as possible
- Learn how to deeply relax, as stress is a major cause of insomnia