In this interview Dr. Erin Stokes discusses the importance of sleep. Most of us know that lack of sleep has profound effects on how we feel and how we perform. When sleep deficits become chronic then we can experience many different complications. Dr. Stokes explains what happens to the body and mind when sleep is short and/or poor quality.
Dr. Stokes explains many of the factors that could be involved. It is critical that one explore the possible contributing factors. The first thing to consider is whether you have a medical concern including side effects from medication. If this is the case then you need to work with your health care professional as you explore your options. Even if you have a medical condition it is very possible that lifestyle and nutritional support would be beneficial.
There are numerous herbs that have been used to support sleep. Combinations of specific herb are often used together to achieve a synergistic effect. MegaFood Herbal Sleep is an alternative to melatonin that is formulated by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., to provide a sense of relaxation and restorative sleep.* Valerian and hops are used to promote restful sleep in those with occasional sleeplessness, while calming Passion Flower and Sensoril® ashwagandha help to release tension.* Together, these herbs support optimal sleep when you need it most.