Everyone experiences sleep problems at some time during their life – often due to feeling worried or stressed. In many cases sleep disturbances only last a few days (eg jetlag, worry about a job interview or driving test) but sometimes sleep difficulties can last a few weeks (eg exam stress) or become a long-term condition that interferes with your quality of life.

During sleep, your brain is actually more active than when you are wide awake as it processes information and experiences to lay down new memories. Sleep is so important for health that we each spend a third of our life snoozing.

Lack of sleep has a significant effect on both physical and emotional wellbeing. When you suffer from sleep disturbance, you wake up feeling tired and irritable. Research consistently shows that people who sleep soundly for seven to eight hours at a time perform better during the day and have better immunity.

Sleep disturbances also increase the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke compared to those who do not experience insomnia. Similarly, lack of sleep is associated with a greater chance of developing depression.

Sleeping tablets have fallen out of fashion due to their habit-forming potential, and natural approaches that promote sleep are gaining in popularity, such as herbal remedies and magnetic therapy.

“I have used magnetic therapy for over twenty years, and found personal benefit from wearing a Trion:Z bracelet that generates both a magnetic field and negative ions. Although many people like to rubbish the use of these innovative approaches for well-being, I urge you to try it for yourself and form a genuine opinion without jumping to a knee-jerk conclusion.” – Dr Sarah Brewer ,
MSC (NUTR MED), MA (CANTAB), MB, BCHIR, RNUTR, MBANT, CNHC, FRSM

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DR SARAH BREWER

MSC (NUTR MED), MA (CANTAB), MB, BCHIR, RNUTR, MBANT, CNHC, FRSM