Exploring Natural, Plant-Based, Organic Sleep Solutions: Herbs for Restful Nights
In New York City, where life often moves at a rapid pace, the importance of a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. Since we live in such a stressful time globally, that goes for the quiet countryside too. Quality sleep is crucial for overall well-being, impacting both our physical and mental health. However, sleep issues and disorders can disrupt this essential aspect of our lives. Many individuals are seeking natural, holistic, organic, plant-based alternatives to aid in achieving restful nights. Herbal plants, available at Spiral Herbal Remedies, are solutions to these sleep challenges. In this blog post, we delve into how herbs can improve sleep quality.
Understanding Sleep Issues
Sleep problems are more common than one might think and can manifest in various ways, including insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. These issues often result from factors such as stress, anxiety, poor sleep hygiene, or certain medical conditions.
It's also important to understand that it is normal to wake in the middle of the night and that in fact, before incandescent light, humans would get out of bed and do chores in the period of time between sleep cycles. It's called Biphasic sleep and it's what most animals do. Think of it as necessary. Being awake when predators are hunting or being the hunter out looking for prey was an important part of survival. Knowing this can often prevent that panicked feeling that happens when we awaken in the night. However, if the brain continues to run through a plethora of contemporary worries, having Spiral Herbal Remedies on hand means you can be ready for the day, come morning.
"A number of health and environmental problems are due to a loss of darkness," says Dr. David Crawford, executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association, a group that campaigns against light pollution. "And it will get worse as we creep - or rush - into a 24/7 world. All of life, all of it, has evolved with a day/night cycle - the circadian rhythm. It is essential to good health. Many studies are now showing that those who go without a true day/night cycle are adversely impacting their immune systems and that's not good.
Herbal Medicinal Plants for Better Sleep
While it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for persistent sleep issues, herbal medicinal plants have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to promote relaxation and improve sleep. Here are some herbal solutions that individuals explore for potential sleep support:
CBD: Spiral Herbal Remedies' Organic, Lab-Tested, Concentrated CBD has properties that can help calm the nervous system aiding with Sleep, Anxiety, and Depression. CBD may also have a profound effect on Inflammation by binding with receptors in the immune system. It's a powerful Antioxidant as well.
Ashwagandha has been used in Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine in India for 4000 years for its calming effect. As an adaptogenic herb, it may have an effect on the Fight or Flight response, decreasing Cortisol levels. It has also been used traditionally for Brain Health. It has also been used traditionally as a Reproductive Tonic, by potentially increasing testosterone in men and estrogen in women. People have also experienced lowered blood sugar levels.
Passionflower has been used by Indigenous cultures in the Amazon for millennia. This unique-looking plant is believed to work by increasing GABA levels, a neurotransmitter that calms the nervous system. This plant can also have a sedating effect (unlike CBD) on people so it might be best for nighttime use. Increased GABA levels in the blood can help with Sleep, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Blood Pressure, IBS, Asthma, etc.
Seeking an Herbalist's Guidance
Visiting Clinical Herbalist Donna Troy Cleary at Spiral Herbal Remedies in Brooklyn can provide personalized insights into the appropriate use of these herbal remedies. Donna and her staff can offer tailored advice and guidance on selecting the right herbs to potentially support improved sleep, considering individual health conditions, lifestyles, and preferences to create a suitable approach.
In the realm of natural and holistic remedies, herbal medicinal plants are gaining recognition for their potential to aid in achieving better sleep. While herbs can be a valuable addition to a holistic approach to wellness, they should complement other healthy habits, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper sleep hygiene. Embracing the potential of herbal solutions, guided by an experienced Clinical Herbalist Donna Troy Cleary in Brooklyn, can be a step towards holistic well-being and more restful nights. By combining traditional herbal knowledge with modern life
style adjustments, individuals can work towards a good night's sleep and a rejuvenated, revitalized self.