Causes of sleep problems

Sleep can be a problem for many. What are the causes of sleep problems?

Alfred Vogel, the well-known Swiss herbalist, once said that ‘Sleep is the remedy we cannot do without’. However, in this modern world, an increasing number of people find that they can’t sleep well. Our sleep advisor, Amy De LaCour, describes some of the causes of these sleep problems.

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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  • Trevor Chitty's photo avatar
    Trevor Chitty — 14.12.2017 12:16
    I am takingtamsulosin on prescription. A radiation symptom iscystitis and I am due to have an examination into my bladder soon.


    • Marianna's photo avatar
      Marianna — 14.12.2017 16:27
      Hi Trevor, hopefully when you have your bladder examined, they may be able to help you with advice re waking as a result of your treatment. In the meantime, you could try taking Dormeasan ( before you go to sleep and again when you wake. This may help to calm down the worry about not sleeping and provide you with a deeper sleep when you are asleep. You may find this article contains useful tips too:


  • Trevor Chitty's photo avatar
    Trevor Chitty — 13.12.2017 20:49
    After prostate treatment two years ago(radiation)I have recently developed problem sleeping. I get off to sleep but shortly after awake and kind of panic that I will not go back to sleep and of course that is what happens.How can I get back to a normal sleep?


    • Marianna's photo avatar
      Marianna — 14.12.2017 11:10
      Hi Trevor, before I make any suggestions, can I check if you are taking any medication now or if the waking is related to any prostate symptoms?


  • Carol's photo avatar
    Carol — 05.11.2017 00:27
    I have slept through the night 7 times in the last 7 years. Mostly I go off quickly but always wake every 2-3 hrs & have to use the bathroom. About once every 2 weeks I just can’t get to sleep until 3 or 4 & then still wake every 2-3 hrs. I’ve tried various remedies & nothing works. I’m totally exhausted!


    • Marianna 's photo avatar
      Marianna — 06.11.2017 11:32
      Hi Carol I have sent you an email to ask a few more questions.


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