Blog 23rd of April 2017

Sleeping difficulties - a living nightmare!


Literary sources state the following:
- In Belgium, 30% of people suffer from sleep problems, while 13% take sleeping pills and tranquillisers in order to get a decent night of sleep.
- In the Netherlands, sleep is the third most prevalent health concern. 
- In the UK, nearly a third of the population are suffering from insomnia which is negatively affecting their health (the Daily Mirror, 2011).

  What are the potential causes of insomnia?

1. Anxiety, worry and uneasiness are major culprits when it comes to sleep. Our thoughts keep us from sleeping, therefore it's so important for us to relax before we go to bed. When we don't, it's difficult let go of our fears and worrying thoughts.
2. Watching TV or using your computer/mobile phone late at night negatively affects your quality and ability to sleep. These days, many people and children are very vulnerable to this.
3. Working or exercising late at night is another culprit for disturbed sleep.
4. Eating late at night, drinking caffeine, alcohol and energy drinks may keep us from sleeping.
5. Snoring, sleep apnea and physical disorders could, among other things, seriously reduce the quality of sleep.
6. A hormone imbalance or disoriented biological clock is also an important factor. If sleep problems arise for more than three weeks, it's recommended to see a doctor for a check-up.

But there are several things that you can do yourself in order to improve your quality of sleep:
• Implement sufficient exercise throughout the day, such as sports and outdoor activities. 
• Choose healthy food and drink plenty of water.
• Schedule your sleeping time, and stick to it.  
• Limit medications, nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, as they disturb your quality of sleep in the long run.
• Sleeping rituals are good! This could be taking a bath, reading a book or listening to peaceful music.
• Relax through yoga and breathing exercises.
• Avoid tension late at night (such as conflict, violent movies, loud music, games).  
• Pick a good quality mattress and make sure your room isn't too hot or too cold.
• Avoid having a TV or PC in your room. After all, your bedroom should be a place of rest.
• We sleep optimally in a dark room, good curtains or blinds are a must.
• A foot or body massage can have a very relaxing effect as well.

In case these tips haven't proved successful, Go4Balance's Trust herbal drops may be able to remedy the situation. Trust herbal drops are a synergy of seven plants that contribute to a restorative night's sleep.
≠How do you use Trust herbal drops to alleviate insomnia?

• Adults should take 1O drops at dinner and another 10 drops before bedtime with a little water.
• For children aged 3 years and up, 3 drops per dose.
• From 6 years, 5 drops per dose.  
• Between 10 and 12 years, an average of 5 to 7 drops per dose.

≠ What ingredients are in Trust herbal drops?

Valerian / St. John's Wort / Passion / Agrimony / Vervain / Celandine and Great Angelica

Please note not to combine Trust herbal drops with the following traditional medications:
- inhibitors of the immune system, such as cyclosporin anticoagulants in the coumarin-type (including acenocoumarol (warfarin), phenprocoumon (Marcumar)
 - anti-epileptic drugs: phenobarbital and phenytoin bronchodilators, theophylline
- cardiac glycosides used for heart failure
-  digoxin inhibitors of the HIV virus: indinavir
- certain forms of the contraceptive pill: desogestrel and ethinyloestradiol
- Prozac

≠ Solution: More information about the Trust herbal drops and its application can be found on our website.

Lieve Plasch - Lic. Psychology.

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