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Sleep disorders are a common occurrence for a naturopath or holistic health specialist and is an area we have years of experience navigating. Now more than ever you may be experiencing problems falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. Even the most severe cases of insomnia may be treatable through natural and holistic medicinal means.
During the sleep cycle your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Cytokines are broadly defined as small peptide proteins that are integral to cell signaling and have shown to be involved in the autocrine, endocrine, paracrine systems. As a byproduct of sleep deprivation the production of these protective cytokines may decrease in numbers leading to a reduction infection-fighting antibodies.
The first steps we suggest taking to getting a good night’s sleep are to create the ideal environment for rest and relaxation through non-invasive means such as breathing exercises and aromatherapy. However, if you’re still experiencing the symptoms of insomnia even after taking these measure it may be time to turn to natural sleep remedies that are proven to work in tandem with your body. The only side effect to these natural solutions is pure relaxation. Here are some of the natural supplements we recommend for a good night’s sleep and, in turn, a healthy immune system.
Min-Tran is an all-natural vegetarian supplement designed to support emotional balance and a healthy nervous system through the support of neurotransmitters responsible for regulating mood. It also has calming and stress-relieving effects and acts as a mild calming agent. We recommend trying Min-Tran to give you that extra boost that will ensure a good night’s sleep. It’s developed by Standard Process and contains calcium, iodine, magnesium, as well as calcium lactate, kelp, magnesium citrate, organic alfalfa, and calcium stearate.
The Valerian Complex is another supplement developed by Standard Process that contains Valerian root, passion flower, and Ziziphus jujuba var.spinosa. These ingredients work in tandem to relieve nervous tension, promote relaxation, ease the effects of stress, and provide a solution to occasional sleeplessness. Valerian root has long been used as a natural sleep aid and is an endemic species to Europe and Asia. Dating back to Greece and Rome, Valerian root was used throughout history and has long been coveted for its sedative and anxiolytic effects.
Kava has long been sought after for its sedating effects throughout Polynesian culture – these tablets developed by Standard Process contain Kava root extract and can help calm your nerves, ease stress and tension, and promote relaxation and sleep. The pure water extraction process denotes the highest quality that maintains the full spectrum of compounds contains within the plant. If you’re suffering from insomnia or sleepless nights, consider this ancient remedy.
St John’s Wort
St John’s wort has historically been used as a traditional medicine dating back to classical antiquity. In traditional medicine it’s been used ease the effects of stress, support healthy mood balance, help relieve sleeplessness and restlessness, as well as treat temporary nervous tension. It’s a great option for those who have trouble sleeping but also experience pinching nerve pain or general discomfort.
Hemp Oil Complex
Hemp oil is steadily growing in popularity as a holistic alternative to synthetic over-the-counter ingredients. This solution of non-genetically engineered hemp also contains a combination of natural omega-3 fatty acids as well as calamari oil to help promote the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been gaining notoriety due to its role in contributing to overall health and wellness. By promoting a healthy ECS it’s possible to better regularly almost every metabolic process in the body, and in conjunction with omega-3 oil this complex can deliver specialized lipid meditators for healthy immune response. By activating these pathways it’s possible to promote cognition, emotional balance, and promote a good night’s sleep.
If you’re looking to promote the body’s natural inflammatory response function without the use of hemp oil or cannabinoid products, consider Tuna Omega-3 Oil in order to bridge the nutritional gap that will leave you feeling energetic during the day and restful at night. By utilizing non-concentrated and natural tuna oil you can support brain activity, repair damaged skin or hair, and regulate emotions along with sound sleeping patterns.
If you’re looking for a solution to sleepless nights, we encourage you to further research any of the above solutions as a natural method of treating unrestful sleep or insomnia.