Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? Or wake up in the middle of the night for no reason at all? Then you may be struggling with symptoms of insomnia.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised by difficulty falling and / or staying asleep and is most often caused by hormonal or mental conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression and menopause (women), or from the effects of substances such as caffeine, nicotine, excessive alcohol or drugs.
One of the most common causes of sleeplessness or insomnia is due to mental distress associated with anxiety, stress or depression. This is not to be confused with sleep apnea – a more physical condition which impairs your breathing and wakes you up. Insomnia is essentially triggered by your brains inability to ‘go to sleep’ and achieve the deep restorative REM sleep required for optimal daily functioning.
The good news is that Royal Jelly may support by calming your brain biochemistry leading to a more restful nights sleep. Royal Jelly contains a neuronal chemical called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine enhances memory, mental acuity and cognitive function. Disruption of this substances production, or lack of it, leads to sleep issues.
As well as reducing stress and anxiety, which aids in helping you sleep, Royal Jelly also supports blood sugar. As we sleep, our blood sugar levels can drop often waking us up. Clinical trials have shown that Royal Jelly may assist in regulating blood sugar levels, meaning if you’re sensitive to changes in your blood sugar you may be less likely to have interrupted sleep. This means you’ll feel more active and energised as we all know a good night’s sleep leads to happier and more productive days.
So there is no need to put up with insomnia! It’s worth chatting with your health care professional on how to achieve a more restful nights sleep and asking them to create a wellness action plan to help you.
Kiwi Royal produces premium Royal Jelly that may help in reducing night-time stress, so that you can drop off into deep, restorative uninterrupted sleep. Chat about this with your practitioner.
Disclaimer: Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.