Tired of staring at your ceiling in the dark, tossing and turning all night? You are not alone. A recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 Malaysians suffer from one or more sleeping problems in their lifetimes. An average adult needs between 7 to 9 hours of snooze a day.

Why is sleep important?

There’s nothing like a restful night’s sleep, waking up energised and ready to tackle the day! Here are 8 reasons why you should call it an early night.

  • Boost concentration
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Promotes skin health
  • Enhances mood
  • Relieves stress
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Strengthens immunity

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. Take a look at what happens when you lose out on the expert-recommended hours of zzz’s.

Short-term effects Long-term effects
·       Impaired memory

·       Poor concentration

·       Fatigue

·       Skin problems

·       Anxiety

·       Cardiovascular diseases

·       Diabetes

·       Weakened immune system

·       Obesity

·       Accidents / 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.

For a sustainable solution, consider trying the following herbal remedies to calm your racing thoughts and ease into a restful sleep. Unlike synthetic pills, these natural herbs are non-habit forming and do not cause any unpleasant side effects.

  • Chinese dates
  • Passion flower
  • Valerian root
  • Hop

These herbs work synergistically by helping your body and mind to relax. Together, they may help you fall asleep faster, reduce night-time awakenings and sleep for longer.

  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Increase sleep duration
  • Promote mind relaxation
  • Relieve stress & anxiety

A good night’s sleep is not a luxury. It is a necessity – it allows your body and mind to recharge and recover from exertion. Sleep better and start each day afresh and energised!

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