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Sleep soundly through the silly season

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.

Most of us need about 8 hours of good-quality sleep per night; however, the exact number differs from person to person. If you often wake up tired and short-tempered and struggle to focus, you might not be getting enough sleep, or your quality of sleep might be inadequate. Inadequate sleep negatively affects your mental abilities and emotional state and, in the long term, puts you at risk of medical conditions, including obesity, coronary heart disease, and diabetes. It also shortens your life expectancy.

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 realize that built-up stress has a tendency to accumulate over the year – whether it’s relating to work or general daily life challenges – 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 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. VitaminMe’s Sleep + Calm supplement is just one in a range of VitaminMe’s health supplements, scientifically formulated to cater to a variety of the body’s wellness 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.

· Passionflower
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.

· Theanine
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.

Taking this daily, throughout the holidays and the working week, maintaining a healthy exercise regime and diet (going easy on the coffee and other stimulants), you’ll be giving your body the rest it needs to recuperate from a busy year and keep your immune system fighting fit into 2023.

Are you stocked up on your vitamins for the holidays? Shop for your Sleep + Calm tablets here. You can also just change your delivery address so we can deliver to your door while you’re on vacation.

Enjoy the holidays & stay healthy!