One of the major factors that contributes to good health is the amount of quality sleep we get on a day to day basis. According to the National Sleep Foundation Americans are getting less than 6 hours of sleep a day. Getting a good night’s sleep determines our energy levels, work productivity and our ability to concentrate and focus on tasks related to work, school and other activities. But more importantly, a lack of sleep affects the most important sense we rely on to perform all of these activities; our precious eyesight.
A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on your eye health and usually causes eye problems related to dry eyes, eye fatigue and light sensitivity. According to health experts the body requires at least 7-8 hours of sleep a day. This is necessary for us to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated so that we can face the day’s activities. Therefore, what can you do to get an adequate amount of sleep so that you improve the quality of your eye health and general health as well? Here is a natural solution that you can put into practice to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.
Our bodies have an internal 24 hour clock. This internal clock sets a sleep cycle pattern for us thereby telling us when to wake up and when to retire to bed. This internal clock is called our circadian rhythm. In order to encourage normal sleep patterns it’s important to set a consistent time schedule that you stick to everyday that would enable you to retire to bed so that it becomes a habit. This will encourage a healthy circadian rhythm while enabling you to get a good night’s sleep.
If the problem you are having is related to drifting off to sleep here is a tip you can put into practice. Drink Chamomile Tea before going to bed. Chamomile tea has gained a reputation as a popular herbal medicine over a one thousand year period. It has been used for centuries as an excellent herbal remedy to treat various conditions such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. Due to the fact that it does have a relaxing effect on the central nervous system; it calms and soothes the nerves.
So, why is chamomile tea considered such an excellent sleep aid? Health experts suggest that its herbal ingredients induces a feeling of sleepiness. This is especially helpful when you are in that mood of restlessness because drinking a cup of chamomile tea has a calming and soothing effect on your mind and your nerves that helps you to drift off to sleep.