Natural remedies for better sleep
When you don’t get enough good quality sleep, nothing else feels quite right, either. You can wake up feeling irritable, experience a low mood throughout the day, have difficulty focusing on basic tasks and find yourself craving sugary foods and drinks. Sound familiar?
If so, you’re not alone – many of us will experience poor sleep at some point in our lives. So, where are we going wrong?
Although the blanket (pun intended!) definition of a good night’s sleep is getting eight hours of slumber – with seven to nine hours recommended for most healthy adults – the quality of sleep is as important as length.
Ease of falling asleep (within 30 minutes of getting into bed) and sleeping through the night without waking are both positive signs of quality sleep.
So, what can you do to improve both your quality and quantity of sleep? Read on to discover the natural ways to better slumber.
And remember – if poor sleep becomes a persistent problem, seek help by speaking with your GP.