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Insomnia

What is insomnia? Do I really have insomnia or am I just sleeping poorly?

Insomnia is a term which is familiar to many people. However, many people use the term to describe their trouble sleeping, when they don't really have it. Marianna Kilburn, our Sleep advisor in the subject, explains what insomia is, what the symptoms are, and how it is treated.

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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  • Antonia 's photo avatar
    Antonia — 25.11.2017 00:47
    I have the worst time sleeping I get to bed at 3 4 5 and 6 and get up at 12 1 2 I try but really can't it's bein going on for months so I now it's insomnia

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      Marianna — 27.11.2017 11:55
      Hi Antonia, may I check why you are going to bed at such strange times? Do you work shifts for example which means you cannot go to bed at a time your body would expect to be sleeping?

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  • Marc's photo avatar
    Marc — 18.11.2017 03:17
    I have trouble sleeping i can struggle to nod off

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      marianna — 21.11.2017 10:13
      Hello Marc, The best thing to try, as long as you are not on prescribed sleeping medication, Dormesan is, our natural sleep aid. It is also important to follow good sleep 'hygiene': avoid stimulants such as caffeine, sugar and alcohol as much as possible but especially in the afternoon and evening. Avoid late, rich meals in the evening as well. And turn off all screens such as computers and smartphones at least an hour before bed.

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  • Wu ze tian's photo avatar
    Wu ze tian — 09.11.2017 00:47
    I spend many hours doing nothing on my bed before I can sleep. Its really cause me trouble. Sometimes i tried to sleep at 8pm, but can't even sleep until 2am. Is that insomnia?

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