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IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BEST HERBAL TEAS TO HELP YOU SLEEP…

The right cuppa before you go to bed could give you a great night’s sleep and the wrong type of tea the worst night’s sleep. Here are a few great herbal teas to help you sleep. There’s some evidence that our ability to absorb nutrients increases as we sleep, so if you opt for herbal tea with nutritional properties, your body may get some added benefits.

Chamomile – is known for being a natural sedative which is highly recommended for relaxation and for relieving tension. With a smooth flavour that makes it easy to sip on, chamomile tea is one of the most popular tea varieties.

Infinitea sells Soft camomile and sweet apple notes, tempered with light mint. A soothing medley of flavours. Soft camomile and sweet apple notes, tempered with light mint. A soothing medley of flavours. Tea From: Turkey / Albania / Egypt / Bulgaria / South Africa / USA / India Antioxidant Level: High Caffeine Content: None – Caffeine Free Shelf Life: 10 years unopened, 2 years after opening.

HOT BREWING METHOD:

Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).

Lemon Balm – has an acidic aroma. Using its flowers and leaves to make teas helps one get a deep sleep.

Mint Tea – It contains anti-inflammatories and sedatives, and is a great way to get a better night’s sleep.

Passion Flower and Valerian – Passionflowers contain natural anxiolytics and act as a natural tranquilizer and Valerian is one of the best known natural sedatives. Although its taste is not very pleasant, it induces sleep and reduces nervousness. Valerian root helps to calm stress and anxiety levels, while also reducing blood pressure.

Lavender Tea – Lavender is another herb that has been shown to relieve stress and promote relaxation, making it a soothing addition to many tea and herbal infusions. Lavender tea helps to relax muscles and calm nerves.

Rose Tea – rose petals have been shown to have a potent relaxing effect. It makes a wonderful brew to elevate your mood during the day or calm you down before going to bed.

D’Amazonia Sleep Tea has 14 powerful ingredients to help you achieve a serene night’s sleep. Calm your senses and reduce stress and anxiety with a carefully formulated non-caffeinated blend. 

Improve Sleep And Reduce Anxiety with Rose petals, lavender, chamomile, oat flowering tops, and lemon balm are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. D’Amazonia Sleep Tea has 14 powerful ingredients to help you achieve a serene night’s sleep. Calm your senses and reduce stress and anxiety with a carefully formulated non-caffeinated blend. Sleep Tea Functional: – Improve Sleep And Reduce Anxiety – Boost Immune System – Anti-Inflammatory – Aid Weight Loss

Magnolia Tea – Made from the dried bark, buds, and stems of the magnolia plant, magnolia tea is often used as a natural sleep aid in many forms of traditional medicine. The plant contains honokiol and magnolol, two compounds that have sedative effects. Still, more recent research is needed to better evaluate how magnolia tea may affect sleep in humans.

Low Caffeine Green Tea – low caffeine green tea is linked to improved sleep quality, decreased stress, and reduced fatigue, compared with drinking regular green tea. Be sure to choose green tea with low or no caffeine content if you’re planning to drink it close to bedtime.

Turmeric – this contains a high amount of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that helps with detox, anti-ageing and even cancer, and is also known to induce sleep.

Cinnamon – the benefits of cinnamon tea are not just for sleeping. It’s been shown to regulate blood sugar, promote weight loss, lower cholesterol, boost your immune system, prevent disease, improve digestion, boost brain function, and reduce inflammation.

Source: Healthline, D’Amazonia, Infinitea Sleep Advisor

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24 REASONS TO READ THROUGH BACK PAIN BLOGS POSTS FOR APRIL…

April was a busy month for awareness days and May seems to be continuing the theme. The awareness days definitely seem to help people to learn and know more about certain conditions and are great ideas for fundraising events. The 24 posts I wrote in April kicked off with…

  1. NATIONAL WALKING DAY- APRIL 6th, 2022 & 17 REASONS TO TAKE UP WALKING FOR YOUR HEALTH…
  2. 31 REASONS TO READ THROUGH BACK PAIN BLOG UK’s POSTS FOR MARCH…
  3. The back injury that saved my life — The Fastlane Entrepreneur Forum…
  4. Child Abuse Prevention Month — Fightmsdaily…
  5. SIX REASONS BACK PAIN HAS INCREASED DURING THE PANDEMIC…
  6. HAPPY WORLD HEALTH DAY TODAY 7th APRIL…
  7. NHS CANNABIS FOR THOUSANDS IN PAINKILLER TRIAL…
  8. HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS/ WEEKS AND FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2022…
  9. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS & PSORIATIC SPONDYLITIS?…
  10. MS AWARENESS WEEK 18th- 24th APRIL…
  11. STRESS AWARENESS MONTH APRIL 2022…
  12. BIOFEEDBACK THERAPY FOR FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC PAIN AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES…
  13. TOP 40 CAUSES OF BACK PAIN…
  14. SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN TAKE TO HELP US SLEEP…
  15. PROS AND CONS OF SPINAL INJECTIONS FOR PAIN?..
  16. MORE THAN 40% OF PATIENTS WITH LONG COVID ANNOUNCE ‘FIBROMYALGIA LIKE’ PAIN…
  17. SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY CAN CAUSE SLEEP PROBLEMS…
  18. MAY IS NATIONAL WALKING MONTH #WalkThisMay…
  19. OSTEOPENIA AND BACK PAIN…
  20. TIPS ON HOW TO USE HAND REFLEXOLOGY TO RELIEVE PAINFUL HEADACHES…
  21. 5 COMMON SPINAL CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS…
  22. 5 reasons why CBD is popular (and what you need to know) — When Women Inspire
  23. A “MUST-READ” ARTICLE FOR ANY FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS…
  24. 10 TIPS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS…
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SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY CAN CAUSE SLEEP PROBLEMS…

VITAMIN D is really important for our bodies because it helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. This is necessary for keeping bones and teeth healthy. A lack of vitamin D can impact several areas, including your back, muscles and your immune system as well as your sleep.

The National Library of Medicine writes that “by comparing the lowest verse highest levels of serum vitamin D, we found that participants with vitamin D deficiency (VDD) had a significantly increased risk of sleep disorders.”

The Sleep Doctor writes that “research indicates that Vitamin D may influence both sleep quality and sleep quantity. Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns and Vitamin D levels among a group of older adult men and found that Vitamin D deficiency was associated with less sleep overall and also with more disrupted sleep. The study included 3,048 men ages 68 and older.”

What they found was that low degrees of Vitamin D were connected to a few issues with sleep. Low Vitamin D increased the probability that you could experience poor sleep (sleeping less than 5 hours a night). The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults should get 7–8 h sleep every day, albeit sleep demands may vary in age and gender.

A lack of vitamin D is termed a vitamin D deficiency and can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and several conditions in adults. If you are spending a lot of time indoors, the NHS suggests you should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones and muscles healthy. Dietary vitamin D is available in foods such as oily fish, cod liver oil, red meat, fortified cereals, fortified spreads and egg yolks.

You can get vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. Your body forms vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight. But too much sun exposure can lead to skin ageing and skin cancer, so many people try to get their vitamin D from other sources. Other benefits of vitamin D include healthy lung function and cardiovascular health. Some studies suggest that vitamin D may reduce the expression of certain genes responsible for cancer development.

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones).

Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. African American infants and children are at higher risk of getting rickets. In adults, severe vitamin D deficiency leads to osteomalacia. Osteomalacia causes weak bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness.

Source: The National Library of Medicine, Back Pain Blog, The Sleep Doctor The National Sleep Foundation