Do you find yourself having trouble falling asleep, frequently waking up in the night or having trouble getting back to sleep when awakened? You are not alone. 1 in 3 Malaysian adults has insomnia symptoms!
How much sleep do you need?
An average adult requires approximately 8 hours of sleep each night.
Why is sleep important?
There’s nothing like a restful night’s sleep, waking up energised and ready to tackle the day! Take a look at how getting adequate sleep keeps your body and mind healthy.
Heals the heart & blood vessels
Blood sugar management
Improves insulin sensitivity
Increases body defence to fight off infections
Regulates the hormones that control appetite
Calms the mind
Improves concentration & alertness
How does sleep deprivation affect you?
A few hours of sleep-loss each night can take a toll on every aspect of your daily life. Some of the short-term effects include:
- Impaired memory
- Poor concentration
- Lack of energy
Long-term sleep deprivation puts you at increased risk of more serious health problems such as:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Weakened immune system
- Accidents or injuries
How to sleep better?
Synthetic sleeping pills may seem like a quick band aid. They can help you fall asleep but can cause several side effects, including prolonged drowsiness the next day, nausea and dry mouth. Other risks include drug dependence, withdrawal symptoms and rebound insomnia.
Consider trying the following natural herbal remedies to calm your mind and ease into a restful sleep.
Blue passion flower
How does natural sleep aid help?
Enhance sleep quality
Increase sleep duration
Promote mind relaxation
Relieve stress & anxiety