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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  • 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.


  • Samantha Hawkes's photo avatar
    Samantha Hawkes — 03.11.2017 19:25
    I have not slept properly for years, I get joint pain in my knees and I sometimes get restless legs syndrome. I never sleep well before and during my period.


    • Marianna 's photo avatar
      Marianna — 06.11.2017 16:03
      Hi Samantha I wonder if you have seen your GP or a local healthcare practitioner about these issues? Given the variety of issues you are facing, this may be a useful course of action. However, in the meantime, here are some tips which I hope might help, via the following links to other articles on our website: Knee pain: Restless legs: Hormones and sleep problems: I hope that these articles may help you find some natural solutions.


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    MrsChristine Paget — 28.09.2017 23:22
    I have not slept well since my husband died nearly 4years ago I get. very anxious over a lot of things can't shut my brain off also suffer with a lot of pain in my joints


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      Marianna — 29.09.2017 14:13
      Hello Christine, Sorry to hear that you have suffered the loss of your husband. It can take sometime to get back to normal as such. You could try Dormeasan sleep remedy a try to aid a natural sleep. Drink plenty of plain water through out the day to keep hydrated and the joints nourished. A magnesium supplement can help relax muscles and can help anxiety and sleep. There are a few on the market such as magnesium OK or Salus Haus. It is important to let the doctor know as well, if symptoms do not improve.


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