It is estimated that almost a 1/3 of all American adults suffer from some form of insomnia. If you’ve ever suffered from a poor night’s sleep, you’ll have some idea of the symptoms: tiredness, inability to concentrate, falling asleep during the day, reduced energy, headaches…the list goes on. It is alarming to know that many of the American people are admitting that their sleep problem is affecting their daily work activities. Loss of good REM sleep lowers the immune system and may accelerate the aging process.
Symptoms of insomnia are the following:
- Difficulty falling asleep at night
- Waking up during the night
- Waking up too early
- Not feeling well-rested after a night’s sleep
- Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
- Increased errors or accidents
- Ongoing worries about sleep
Sleep medications are at an ultimate high!
Unsurprisingly, with such a high rate of sleep deprivation in the population, sleep-related drug sales are soaring. Sure, these drugs may put you to sleep at night and prevent you from waking excessively, but they’re not a long-term solution. They also have a wide range of side effects.
- Side Effects
- Bad performance at school or work
- Reaction time is diminished while driving a car which can result in a serious accident
- Lowered Serotonin, Dopamine or Acetylcholine levels may result in depression, an anxiety disorder or substance abuse
- Increase risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and autoimmune dysfunction
Natural Nutmeg. It has been shown to be effective for insomnia and mild forms of sleep deprivation. Not only that, nutmeg doesn’t cause the same range of side effects found in many sleep-related drugs
. It primarily acts on insomnia due to its strong sedative effect. It can help people fall asleep faster and help those who can’t sleep at all to achieve at least a reasonable night’s rest.
Nutmeg is a rich source of myristicin, a natural compound that acts to inhibit the release of certain enzymes associated with stress.
1\4 of a teaspoon in juice or water 1 hour before bedtime may support your sleep dilemma!
Nutmeg is not a long-term sleep solution
Avoid use: in children and pregnant women
The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information provided is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, prevent or mitigate any condition or disease. As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking any medication or nutritional supplement.