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How to sleep better

Learn how to cope better with some common health complaints and sleep better

There are a number of factors that affect how well we sleep, including health conditions and stress. Marianna Kilburn, our Sleep advisor, examines some of these factors and explores ways to overcome them.

Join experts Eileen Durward and Alison Cullen in the beautiful A.Vogel garden as they talk about sleep and why it is the one remedy we cannot do without. Discover their tips on how to improve your sleep quality including lifestyle changes and how herbs such as Hops and Valerian can help promote a better night’s sleep.


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  • Mitch summers's photo avatar
    Mitch summers — 04.12.2017 01:40
    hi I work a shift pattern of 4 on 4 off and I sleep really good on my 4 off buy when it come to going back to work I only get 4 hour max sleep a night. I need more sleep


    • marianna's photo avatar
      marianna — 04.12.2017 15:03
      Hi Mitch The Dormeasan mentioned above can be used to help with sleep disrupted by shift work. You can take 30 drops about 30 minutes before you want to go to bed This usually works quickly and you can use it as and when you need it so on your good nights there is no need to take it.


  • glennis gomm's photo avatar
    glennis gomm — 27.11.2017 17:46
    I have only been getting a few hours sleep a night for ages, but now the most is only three at the most, and have started getting bad head aches are related, as I am completely worn out


    • Marianna 's photo avatar
      Marianna — 29.11.2017 16:03
      Hi Glennis I have sent you an email to ask a few things.


  • Amirah's photo avatar
    Amirah — 16.11.2017 04:06
    Hi i can't sleep i keep telling my mum but she doesn't know whats wrong withe me i was hoping for advice and i only get 4 hours of sleep


    • marianna's photo avatar
      marianna — 16.11.2017 10:52
      Hi Amirah Sometimes watching TV, being on a computer or phone in the evening can disrupt your sleep. Why not try following our sleep hygiene tips: If this doesn't help then maybe ask your mum if you can see your doctor just in case there is any other reason you are not sleeping well.


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I have had a very disturbed sleep pattern lately, but now want to get back in to a good sleep regime. How can I do this?

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I keep waking at 3 - 4 am with my heart racing and struggle to get back to sleep. What can I do?

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I currently take pain medication long term but I am having problems sleeping. Is there or can you suggest any products that could be used alongside the medication.

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