Sleep. The wonderful restorative and necessary part of our lives that can be elusive when we actually need it most.
Our Level 4 lockdown for COVID-19 means we are all living under exceptional circumstances and most of us feel challenged in some way or another. Mood, mental focus, immune system health and blood sugar balance are all impacted by sleep. In these circumstances our minds can work in overtime and increased screentime can also impact our ability to unwind at the end of the day.
We take it for granted until that time in our life when we experience sleeplessness, or miss out on enough good quality sleep. And that’s when we realise how deeply it affects our health and wellbeing.
We can muddle through for a day or two without our six to eight hours, but longer than that and cognitive functions are impaired and we can feel like we have aged overnight.
There’s many reasons for not getting enough sleep - illness, emotional stress, pregnancy, menopause, and environmental issues such as noise or light. Exercise, diet and lifestyle habits can all play a part in improving the situation – although all of these will be impacted by our stay at home circumstances.
At this time in our lives, we have an unusal oppertunity to think more about ourselves and those around us. The lockdown presents the perfect opportunity to practice self care. And sleep is one of the simplest ways we can do this. While we sleep our body repairs. From our muscles, to our immune system, through to the hormones that regulate different systems in our body.
The one-third of our lives that we spend sleeping, far from being “unproductive, plays a direct role in how full, energetic and successful the other two-thirds of our lives can be.
Plant powered remedies to support our sleep experience are entirely natural, nonaddictive and suitable for just about everyone.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a well-researched power plant that supports quality and duration of sleep. It combines with Hops (Humulus lupus), Passionflower (Passiflora incarnate), Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and Woodruff (Galium odoratum) to support regeneration and rest at night.
And these are the plants you’ll find in Artemis Deep Sleep Tea.
Formulated by expert medical herbalists, this potent, yet naturally gentle, remedy is ideal support for people who experience sleep problems due to stress and tension, restlessness and mental and physical overload. It is also used as additional support for people with degenerative conditions or hormonal issues, including during pregnancy or menopause.
To retain the active compounds of these amazing plants Artemis only uses high grade, certified organic, GMO free plants. We combine this high quality with centuries of proven plant knowledge to make Artemis Deep Sleep Tea, so you can hopefully sleep just a little easier.
Kia kaha, The team at Artemis
We know that many of our retail partners are closed for the duration of our Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown. But pharmacies remain open, and if you are not going out for an essential trip to your pharmacy, you can order Artemis Deep Sleep Tea online from us here or www.bargainchemist.co.nz and www.pharmacydirect.co.nz
Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist, see your health professional. Artemis Brands Ltd, Dunedin.