Whether poor quality, poor quantity, or poor consistency, whenever your sleep suffers, there are unintended consequences and impacts that come as a result. For many people, these impacts can be long term, and often come after an accumulation of poor sleep habits.
It is not unusual to have a poor sleep on occasion, or to have a night where it seems like you just keep waking up. But for those individuals who experience this on a continuous basis, there can be both short term and long term consequences, and the lack of sleep can affect day-to-day functioning in several ways.
While many of us equate our cranky mood, lack of ability to concentrate, or afternoon fatigue, with a poor sleep the night before, the truth is, inadequate sleep goes further than this. In fact, the cumulative effects of poor sleep can have an impact on physical, mental and emotional health, as well as be the root cause of more serious pathologies.
Finally, because lack of sleep is perceived as a stress to the body, it also initiates the stress response. Causing increased levels of cortisol, and activating the sympathetic nervous system, when the body is chronically in a state of stress, it further exasperates things such as immune function, digestion, one’s ability to concentrate and focus and ultimately, can lead to the more serious issues of adrenal fatigue.
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The solution seems simple: get more sleep. For some people, it is indeed just that simple and there are a few things you can do to help you get more high quality sleep.
For other people however, who can’t fall asleep, suffer from insomnia, or have other health conditions which negatively impact their ability to sleep, the idea of being able to just “get more sleep,” is but a dream (no pun intended!). Consuming all natural herbal infusions, such as those as part of the HHS, is a good place to start.
The Night Blend Herbal Infusion is one such option, and it contains several ingredients which aid in promoting sleep:
Plus, the tea is naturally sweetened with cinnamon and vanilla, making it a tasty treat to have after dinner or as part of your nighttime routine.
Ready to have a more restful night and improve your sleep? Start here!