I've always been one to fall victim to anxious sleeps. It would take me from 30-45 minutes to finally crash and then I would find myself waking up 2-4 times throughout the night. I would wake up groggy but like most, push through it and say to myself I'd just get to bed earlier the next night...
I've never really put my sleep health first. Until I found @stunncollective - Talking to Ash, the co founder of the beauty supplement company on the @manukasundaypodcast I noticed there was an major emphasis on sleep and how it effects our day to day life.
One of the PM ingredients in STUNN is Valerian Root - a herb known to help sleeping disorders and easing the mind. I've been taking these supplements about 2 hours before bed for over a month now and I am amazed by how much my sleep habits have changed.
Now, I'm waking up feeling refreshed from hitting that gooood REM sleep.
So what's in this magical root??
With valerenic acid, isovaleric acid and a variety of antioxidants, the root has become known for a chemical response and messenger that helps regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system. Resulting in calmness and enhancing sleep quality.
One study in adults with insomnia found that a single dose of valerian allowed them to achieve deep sleep 36% faster. Additionally, the time they spent in deep sleep increased during 14 days of taking valerian.
Valerian Root has also been found to help stress, depression, OCD and ADHD.
A great way to add valerian root into your nightly routine is in a tea. You can find it at your local health food store in a tea format or take it by the capsule. I've linked a few below if you're interested!
* Always consult with your doctor to make sure any type of prescriptions are right for your personal use *
I know its easy to push aside your sleep for work, friends, workouts, etc. but by changing the priorities you'll soon see the shift in your overall health.