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What is insomnia?
Insomnia is a condition where individuals have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Often the sufferer does not feel they have had enough sleep upon waking and therefore feel very tired during the day. Insomnia is not a disease, rather a symptom that can have many different causes. Insomnia commonly occurs as a result of emotional disturbances such as fear, anxiety, stress or depression. Ageing is also associated with changes in sleeping patterns (as we age, there is a need for less sleep). Other factors affecting sleep include sleep apnoea, pain, jet lag, irregular working schedules and shift changes, excitement, hypoglycaemia, restless leg syndrome, excess alcohol or caffeine consumption, some medications or brain injuries.
Health implications of insomnia that occur during the day include fatigue, reduced pain threshold, decreased concentration and memory, irritability, anxiety and low mood, increased risk of accidents, time off work, a reduced quality of life and many other physical and mental illnesses.
Sleep is an extremely important physiological function of the body. Sleeping is considered an antioxidant for the brain as free radicals are removed preventing damage to this part of the body. It is also the time when an important hormone called growth hormone is released which stimulates growth and repair within the body.
Below is a list of sleep hygiene recommendations from the American Centre for Sleep Disorders.
Other Suggestions to support healthy sleep patterns:
Active Ingredients in each gelatin capsule:
Also contains: Microcrystalline cellulose, silica, magnesium stearate
No added: Gluten, dairy yeast, sugar, artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours or preservatives
Adults: Take 1 – 2 capsules 30 minutes before bedtime
Adolescents aged 15 years and over: Take 1 capsules 30 minutes before bedtime