Wednesday, April 7

Sleep Series: Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep

Sometimes catching zzzs can be a real challenge. Luckily there are a few safe natural remedies on the market that may help you rest.

Most experts estimate that anywhere from 30 to 60 million people experience some level of chronic sleep disturbance in their lifetime. It’s natural and normal to have trouble sleeping when things are stressful, difficult, and you have a lot of anxiety. Add in disruptions to light, temperature, and even what we eat and drink before bed, and there are any number of different factors that can keep us from getting a restful night’s sleep.

While more serious sleep problems should be addressed by a medical doctor who might be able to prescribe well-known sleep medications like Ambien and Ativan, these medications can and often do have serious and significant side effects that can cause a multitude of other problems. In some cases, these drugs can be a lot like using a sledgehammer to fix a watch.

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