How to Get the Sleep You’ve Been Dreaming Of

There are few things as life-changing as sleep.

Get enough sleep, and you wake up rested, feeling like you can take on the world. Not enough, and making it to your lunch break seems like an inhuman feat. For one third of Americans, insufficient or poor sleep is a sobering reality that affects daily life and well-being. But that doesn’t just mean the difference between being grumpy/lethargic and being happy/energized. It also means your body’s overall ability to function is decreased across the board.

From your brain’s cognitive abilities and memory to the function of your body’s systems and organs...

Being tired does a lot more than make getting over that afternoon work slump seem impossible. According to the CDC, sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 Americans is not meeting this sleep goal, putting their health at increased risk. “As a nation, we are not getting enough sleep,” said Wayne Giles, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of Population Health. “Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night; rising at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing televisions, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom, can help people get the healthy sleep they need.”

But let’s face it. Sometimes those lifestyle changes still aren’t enough to get you to dreamland.

That’s why Flora offers Sleep-Essence (US/CA). A traditional blend of non-GMO, organic herbs such as chamomile flower, lemon balm, linden flower, passionflower, skullcap, and lavender—all designed to ease sleeplessness and help support healthy sleep patterns.* Each herb in our powerful Sleep-Essence liquid herbal blend was carefully selected for its calming, sleep-inducing properties.* This means you can finally bid nights of tossing and turning, goodbye. This delicious natural sleep aid promotes a restful sleep, allowing you to fall asleep more easily and stay asleep all night.* Sweet dreams!
Hillary Eaton is a Los Angeles based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as VICE, Food & Wine, Refinery 29, Complex and Los Angeles Times.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.