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7 th July 2021

Sleep Remedies and Insomnia Treatment

When patients suffer from insomnia they have a range of sleep remedies available which can help them get a healthy amount of sleep every night. One third of adults experience one insomnia symptom per night and approximately one in ten adults suffer from chronic insomnia. The causes of insomnia vary, and may include use of some medication as well as depression, hyperthyroidism, and anxiety, stress, diet and age factors. While there are drugs you can take to aid you to sleep, some patients are wary of these due to the hangover-like symptoms experienced the next day and the fact that drugs may cause them to perform activities while asleep with no memory of this activity the next day.

Research has shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction and other relaxation techniques can be beneficial to patients suffering from insomnia. There are also non-drug-based sleep remedies available which can assist patients in getting a full night’s sleep. Erskineville Compounding Pharmacy stocks a full range of sleep remedies that can help with insomnia. These include supplements, herbal teas, melatonin and magnesium, all of which have been shown to improve the amount of deep sleep patients can enjoy when they are suffering from insomnia. We stock all of the sleep remedies listed below:

Supplements

  • JS Health Vitamins: PM + Sleep
  • Bio Practica – Rejuvasleep
  • Oriental Botanicals – Somnicalm
  • Fiji Kava – Noble Sleep
  • SuperFeast – Reishi
  • KiwiHerb – Sound Asleep
  • Go Healthy – Cherry Sleep

Herbal Teas

  • Bhudda Tea – Sleepy Temple Blend
  • Love Tea – Sleep
  • Ministry of Sleep – The Big Sleep

Melatonin

One to three milligrams of melatonin can be taken two hours before sleep to assist patients in getting a proper night’s sleep.

Magnesium

  • Oriental Botanicals – Magnesium
  • Ethical Nutrients – Mega Magnesium Night
  • Magnesium bath salts
  • Epsom bath salts
  • Magnesium oil sprays

Other Sleep Remedies

There are a few other techniques that have been shown to be helpful for producing proper sleep patterns. We have listed five below:

  1. Listening to soothing music as you doze off can improve sleep quality. Just be sure to set a timer on your playlist so that it stops when you are fully asleep.
  2. Practicing some gentle yoga before bed relaxes the muscles and focusses the mind on something other than the day’s worries.
  3. Exercise in general (particularly in the morning) is, indeed, a good way to improve the quality and duration of sleep. A six-month exercise regime has been shown to assist insomnia patients in getting a full night’s sleep.
  4. “Powering down” before bedtime can also assist in preparing the body for REM cycles. Segment an hour into three twenty-minute periods before bedtime. Use the first twenty minutes to perform any necessary tasks like turning off the computer or charging your phone. Use the next twenty minutes to brush your teeth and wash your face and then spend the last twenty minutes meditating in bed. This should help you doze off effectively.
  5. Maintaining a regular bedtime routine and not sleeping in on weekends is perhaps most important to maintaining regular sleep patterns. By training your body to sleep and rise at certain times you can effectively keep insomnia at bay. If you’re struggling to sleep at night, force yourself to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, and avoid napping at all costs. This will lock your brain in to a pattern of healthy sleep.

Contact Erskineville Compounding Pharmacy

If you are having trouble getting the proper amount of sleep or are frequently waking up during the night, contact Erskineville Compounding Pharmacy to discuss the sleep remedies we have available. Erskineville Compounding Pharmacy is open for business 8:30 to 6:00pm (9:00pm on Thursdays) Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekends. Reach out via our contact page or call us on 02 7228 9230 to ask about our sleep remedies.

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