Modern society is a sleepy one. Not because we sleep a lot, but because we are sleepy most of the time when we are supposed to be awake. So how can we get a good night’s sleep and stop being just plain dog-tired?
The lack of sleep has been shown to cost tens of billions per year in lost productivity and damage due to accidents. Most people in modern societies and business desperately need more sleep. And not just more sleep, but better quality of sleep.
It is important for your health to have a sound sleep every night. While many people take it for granted, for some, especially in mid-life, a good night’s sleep can become increasingly difficult to achieve. There are many earth-wise ways of learning to sleep well without resorting to prescription medicines.
Pack earplugs and eyeshades to block out unwanted noise and light when you’re travelling, especially on a plane trip.
Avoid prescription sleeping drugs. They produce side effects and eventually you’ll need a higher dose to get the same effect.
To work effectively, supplements and herbal remedies should be taken just before going to bed. Take the herbs as a tincture, made up by a herbalist or pharmacist, or make them into a tea.
Information obtained from Readers Digest 1001 Easy Ways For Earth-Wise Living and Holistic Sleep by Francis B. Buda, M.D.