Better sleep, one sip at a time
Right now, millions of Americans are suffering from a "hidden" sleep problem.
It's a disorder that disguises itself so well that many folks never even think they have a sleep problem at all.
They don't toss and turn. They don't wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back asleep. And they don't find themselves staring at the clock at 5 a.m. wondering why they keep waking up so early.
They get a full night of rest.
Yet something's wrong. They know it -- even if they can't quite put their finger on it.
It's the old quantity vs. quality issue, as good sleep isn't just a matter of hitting a certain number of hours.
You also need the right kind of sleep, because poor sleep quality can leave you feeling crummy all day.
And it's a problem that's especially common among older folks.
It's time to fight back, and a new study has just the ticket for getting better rest tonight and every night.
It's simple, safe, inexpensive, and widely available.
This natural herbal therapy has the power to improve your quality of sleep, so you wake up ready to hit the ground running the moment your feet hit the bedroom floor.
The answer is chamomile.
This humble, daisy-like flower is known for its sweet scent and power to soothe the mind and restore calm, which can be especially effective at night.
In the new study, chamomile went head-to-head against a placebo in folks over the age of 70 who were battling low sleep quality.
The folks who got the real deal didn't get more sleep. They got something even more important.
They got BETTER sleep with big-time improvements in quality, which allowed them to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated instead of groggy and foggy.
All from a little chamomile!
Of course, many of us don't just have a problem with sleep quality.
There's also the bigger issue: Too many Americans simply aren't getting enough rest.
They struggle to fall asleep and wake up too often in the night.
Chamomile can help there, too.
While the new study didn't find that it can increase the amount of sleep time, I've seen research that shows it can. Chamomile is even more effective when you combine it with other natural sleep aids such as valerian and passionflower.
You can usually find all three available as a supplement or -- even better -- a relaxing evening tea that'll go down great an hour or so before bed.