A Good Nights Sleep

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Its all in the mind:

Believe it or not one of the main differences between those who get a good nights sleep and those who do not is their belief in their ability to sleep. Basically people who can get a good nights sleep, believe that they WILL go to sleep when they go to bed. Those who struggle, often go to bed worried they will NOT get a good nights sleep, or convinced that tonight, as many others they are going to struggle. This negative belief often becomes self fulfilling, so one key thing to do is to change your mind set.

Natural Remedies can help:

There are also a couple of natural remedies that can be helpful including a herbal medicine called Dormeasan. Made with calming herbs valerian and hops Dormeasan will help you to relax more, making getting to sleep and staying asleep easier. I often suggest that this is used with an amino acid called Theanine which is said to help improve the production of your alpha brainwaves, calming down an overactive mind. This combination has proven to be very popular with our customers over the years, it is also something that I have used personally during times of stress, when I have found it difficult to get to sleep. It tends to work quite quickly, with most people reporting an improvement in their sleep patterns and their ability to sleep within a week.

Additionally we would suggest the following:

1. Make sure that you do not drink anything with caffeine in it, such as tea, coffee or cola, after 3pm. Even if you don’t really feel the effects of caffeine, it can seriously impact on your ability to get a good nights sleep.

2. Try not to do any work or anything that excites or stresses your brain too late into the night. Have a cut off point and stick to it. After this point only engage in activities which are relaxing and calming.

3. Bedtime routines are not just for children! Engaging in the same routine before bed each evening can really help your brain to understand that now is the time for rest and sleep.

4. Don’t stare at bright lights and lit screens when trying to switch off. If you are going to look at your phone or tablet ensure that the lights are turned down as far as possible and that you are only looking at or reading things that relax and calm you.

5. Try to go to bed when you are tired! This is when your system is ready to sleep, pushing on past this will lead you back to wakefulness and it will be around an hour before you are sleepy again.

6. Try to avoid sugary snacks and drinks late at night as they can lead to a sugar crash in the night, which will wake you up! Instead try things like camomile teas, milk and peanut butter on toast as the proteins in these will actually help

Hopefully all this will help to ensure a good nights sleep!


Flying Phobia?

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Flying Phobia

I can’t believe how quickly the last year has passed and that I am again writing about the fact that we are heading towards the main holiday season. The first thing I am going to have a look at this week is the flight – or more specifically, the fear of flying or flying phobia, which can affect many people’s enjoyment of flying.

There are a couple of things that could be extremely helpful in this situation.

Simple Anxiety

Firstly, to help with a simple anxiety of flying, my favourite thing to suggest is something called Theanine. We have found over the years that Theanine can just help to take the edge off anxiety and worry for many people. One girl in particular sticks out in my mind. She had suffered with an anxiety around flying for years. It had never stopped her going away, but she did struggle every year. We suggested that she try the Theanine to try and help reduce the sensations of anxiety and the thoughts that rushed through her head. She did so and came back in after her holiday to gleefully report that it had made a huge difference to her as she hadn’t had to spend that last few days of her holiday dreading the flight home! I would therefore say that for those who feel anxious about flying that Theanine could be a great thing to try.

Flying Phobia

There are those however who suffer from a real flying phobia. Just the idea of flying makes them almost have a panic attack and actually getting on the plane can be quite traumatic for them. The good news is that I have been having some great results for this, using a hypnotherapy technique called Rewind and Reframe. Already I have had a few people getting onto flights with no issues and one girl who tells me that I have helped her get on a plane for the first time in years, with her family and go on a fantastic holiday, something she had not been able to do before.

The way it works is this, at some point, your brain has identified a plane as a scary thing, something which threatens you. After that point, every time you put yourself into that position it send messages to you that you are under threat – leading to extreme feelings of anxiety and potentially panic attacks. What hypnotherapy can do is to disrupt this pattern – Rewinding it, this is usually done about a week and a half to two weeks before a flight. Following on from that we create a new pattern for your brain, a nice one – Reframing the pictures associated with flying. This is ideally done a day or so before you fly. This combination has been an extremely successful one for many people trying to deal with phobias and would offer a real solution to a flying phobia, to make a happier holiday. If you want more information on this please email me:
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Tired all the Time?

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Need to Recharge??

Tired all the Time?

Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning?

Low Energy & No Stamina?

Do you rely on things like coffee or sugar to get you going?

I suspect a lot of you do and just think that it’s normal. Actually it can be a sign of a problem called adrenal exhaustion. Other symptoms of adrenal exhaustion include:
Low mood, frustration and anxiety, poor concentration, poor sleep and exhaustion.
Adrenal exhaustion is caused by long term or a lot of, stress. This may be stress as we usually define it – work, life, family, money – anxieties and frustrations building up. But it may also include traumas, bereavements, illnesses or operations – these are all things that your body has had to cope with and recover from, which may have left it depleted and struggling to catch up.
Your adrenal glands when they are working properly help you to feel energised when you need to be and relaxed when it is time for rest. It is your adrenal glands which give you the energy to get through tough times. But if we make too many demands on them they become exhausted and stop working as well as they should. The way that most people deal with the dips in energy caused by an adrenal gland under pressure is to give themselves a boost with a coffee, a cola or a sugary snack. The trouble with this is that this temporary boost is provided by causing extra stress on your poor tired adrenal gland, forcing it to produce energy from nowhere. Therefore they will ultimately become more exhausted and your symptoms will start to get worse.
What you need to do is to nourish and support your adrenals so that they will start to work properly again and you can start to feel better.
There are three key ways to boost adrenal function and energy and stress support:
Balance your blood sugars!  Eat regularly and do not rely on caffeine and sugar to get you through.  Caffeine and sugar both create peaks and troughs in your blood sugar levels, which leave you feeling more exhausted, shaky and anxious.  The mineral Chromium can be useful here if you do struggle with sugar cravings as it helps to balance blood sugars.

Super Siberian Ginseng. Siberian Ginseng is a great adaptogenic tonic and balancing supplement. It is thought to help support adrenal function and restore energy levels. Clinical studies have shown it increases mental alertness – lifting the mental fog, which can so often descend when we are tired or run down. Siberian ginseng has also been shown to help improve energy and endurance and has often been used by athletes to help support their efforts and energy levels. Again though you need a good dose.

Boost B5 – B5 is used by the body to release energy for carbohydrates and it is needed by the adrenals for good function. Signs of low B5 include fatigue, headaches, poor sleep and burning painful feet. It is not expensive and trying 500mg twice a day for a month can make a big difference, especially if you do have the burning painful feet – we have seen many happy customers whose feet have vastly improved after a month on B5!

The great news is that all of these nutrients are available in one easy to take supplement, designed with this problem in mind – RECHARGE!  Recharge is an energy support supplement, exclusive to Help me be Healthy and we have had great reports on it – so why no give it a go!


Struggling to Sleep?

Non svegliare il can che dorme - Let sleeping dogs lie
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If you are struggling to get to sleep each night, you can be left feeling tired and grouchy the next day. Poor sleep can even suppress your immune system, so it is true that sleeping well is the key to health and happiness!
Things which we have found helpful for a good nights rest include:
* Vogels Dormeasan Tincture – a combination of Valerian and Hops, this is a traditional herbal remedy which is used to promote a good nights sleep. Valerian is said to be deeply relaxing, whist hops are sedative, so this combination can help you relax into sleep and stay asleep. If you would like to try some Dormeasan, please click here
* Theanine capsules – this amino acid could help to boost your calming, zen like alpha brain waves. This in turn can switch off an over active mind. Reducing the noise in an over active mind will in turn make it easier for you to get to sleep. If you are being kept awake by a noisy brain, theanine could be just the thing for you. To try some Theanine for yourself Please click here

By Jenny Logan