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Herbs for Restful Sleep

I think I slept a good 13 hours last night ! This cold weather send me into hibernation mood but it is only natural. We see many other plants and animals doing the same during this time of year particularly in these northern regions of the earth where it gets very cold when the sun is not predominantly in the northern hemisphere. I must tell you that sleep is so sacred & necessary . It allows the mind to rejuvenate and body to repair itself. When your mind becomes relaxed enough it can access various other wavelengths (delta) and activate different receptors to bring the consciousness into a dream state . Many of the times it's difficult for many to reach this because subconsciously the mind is anxious about the next day or even anxious about getting enough rest that very night. Anxiety is a stress. So the mind never truly relax to its fullest potential . On nights like these, I'll sleep the whole night but never truly feel rested to the point I feel recovered! There's a few things that go on chemically in the brain during sleep time:

1. Melatonin is already being produced as an aid to get the body prepared to rest for an extended period of time (vs. two hour nap during the day) 2. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid, is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in your central nervous system (CNS). That is, your body uses GABA to dampen nerve activity in your brain, which leads to feelings of calm and relaxation as the body is within the beginning stages of sleep. This is perhaps the key link between having a truly restful and restorative sleep. When nerves are calm they can rest and repair and when your nerves are calm and repairing ... So are you! Last night I was granted a natural overdose of GABA I sleep so long and good. I even dreamt that I went to sleep and slept long and hard in my dream. Woke up in my dream, missed my plane, & ain't even care! (I believe I was in Barcelona in my dream) There are many natural solutions to promoting calmness to the nervous system before sleep. Meditations , Teas, Tinctures, and Exercises/Postures Rest is also essential to growth and mental clarity. When the mind is rested it can generate thoughts, ideas and respond with swiftness. There are a few herbs that’s I’d like to share that I’ve found to promote relaxation of the mind and body thus allowing for a peaceful , deep , revitalizing nights sleep