The holiday period is often a time for indulgences when many of us do our best to forget the stresses of the past year and eat, drink and party too much, which can affect our quality, and length of, nightly sleep.
While you may feel that sleep isn’t as important during the holidays as it is during the working week, it shouldn’t be forgotten that getting enough shut-eye every night is vital for maintaining optimum health. And it’s also important to realise that built-up stress has a tendency to accumulate over the year – whether it’s relating to work or general daily life challenges, from Covid worries to financial woes – and this takes a toll on the mind and body over time. This in turn can put a strain on the immune system and make you more susceptible to infection and illness.
And so, the festive season shouldn’t only be seen as a time to indulge in all the good (and sometimes naughty) things life has to offer, but also a time to get some much-needed rest, whether it’s those wonderful afternoon naps or a proper eight hours of worry-free sleep.
As you’ll know by now, VitaminMe’s Sleep + Anxiety tablets are just one in a slew of health supplements scientifically formulated to cater to a variety of the body’s individual needs. Containing nutrients known to calm the heart and mind, these tablets will improve your sleep and maintain a sense of peacefulness, and include the following natural ingredients:
- Valerian root
A plant extract traditionally used to treat anxiety and insomnia, Valerian root raises gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels, thus soothing the mind, and alleviating stress and associated sleepless nights.
A multi-purpose wonder ingredient that alleviates insomnia, curbs agitation and restlessness, as well as regulates mood. Not only does it have a calming effect on the brain, but Passionflower can also be used to treat pain, due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties.
The humble tea leaf is rich in a nutrient known as Theanine, known to lessen anxiety and stress by assisting the body to relax by slowing the heart rate. This means it’s also an effective sleep aid, relaxing the brain and thereby improving sleep quality while maintaining an even keel when it comes to mood.
By taking VitaminMe’s Sleep + Anxiety tablets on a daily basis, throughout the holidays and the working week, maintaining a healthy exercise regime and diet (going easy on the coffee and other stimulants, such as cellphone usage, especially an hour or two before bedtime), you’ll be giving your body the rest it needs to not only recuperate from a busy year and keep your immune system fighting fit for the year to come.
Enjoy the holidays & stay healthy!