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Sleep is Important at Any Age

When it comes to sleep it is about both quantity and quality, and it is important for all ages. Getting enough sleep, and making sure those hours are restful, is crucial to overall well-being. Good sleep promotes a healthy metabolism, proper brain function, a strong immune system, and daily mood.

Part of aging can include changes to sleep patterns, resulting in difficulty falling or staying asleep. It is easy to look towards medication to combat sleeplessness, but there are many natural remedies that can be helpful sleep aids. We have compiled a list of simple and effective treatments for those struggling with quality sleep.

Melatonin is the natural hormone created by your body to trigger sleep and can be picked up at many grocery stores or drug stores.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for muscle and nerve function which can have a positive effect on sleep, as well as aid those with restless leg syndrome. Dark Chocolate also contains magnesium.

Herbal Tea is a great way to relax before bed. Choosing ingredients such as chamomile, lavender, passionflower, and Valerian root will support sleep and remember to choose caffeine-free!