chamomile

  1. ERASE hidden sleep problems with this powerful herb

    ERASE hidden sleep problems with this powerful herb

    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.

  2. Lack of sleep can cause pain

    How sleep disorders set the stage for all-over pain

    There's pain, and then there's PAIN.

    The first is the pain you feel when you stub your toe, wake up with a headache or have to endure yet another grueling dinner with your in-laws.

    The second is the widespread all-over PAIN that starts from the inside and works its way out, leaving you feeling as if you've just been hit by a truck.

    If you've never suffered from that all-over PAIN yourself, count your blessings. And if you want to make sure you never find out what it feels like, be sure to get your beauty sleep -- because new research confirms that lack of sleep is the single biggest risk factor for widespread PAIN.

    Lack of sleep comes in many forms. In some cases, it's classic insomnia -- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In others, it's the restless sleep marked by tossing, turning and waking up too often no matter how many hours you spend in bed.

    Some unlucky souls battle all of the above.

    The bad news is, these and other sleep disorders are among the most common health problems facing Americans today -- meaning there are going to be a lot more people in the coming years learning the difference between pain and PAIN.

    The good news? You don't have to be among them.

    Pass on sleep meds; they might help you fall asleep a little faster and keep you unconscious a little bit longer, but they don't provide the rest you need for rejuvenation -- and they come with big risks, up to and including death.

    I recommend a two-step approach to sleep problems instead.

    First, turn to the safe and natural supplements that can help you sleep tonight -- including the "sleep hormone" melatonin, GABA, theanine and Inositol as well as tried-and-true herbal remedies such as chamomile and passionflower.

    And second, work with a holistic doctor to find out what's keeping you awake. Sometimes, it's as simple as a lifestyle issue such as too much caffeine late in the day.

    In others, lack of sleep may be a warning sign of a nutritional or hormonal problem.

    A holistic doctor can run some tests and get to the bottom of it in a jiffy. Once you have it figured out, you'll be able to fall asleep the moment your head hits the pillow.

    If you're in Southern California, I can help. Make an appointment to see me at my clinic outside San Diego.

    Not in the area? Not a problem -- I'm also available for telephone consultations. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule yours.

  3. How to sleep without sleep medications

    More Americans than ever are turning to sleeping pills -- but you don't need those dangerous drugs to get the sleep you need. You just need a new approach.
  4. Chamomile tea benefits turn off cancer cells

    A new study finds that a compound extracted from chamomile tea can switch off the defect that allows some cancer cells to survive and thrive.
  5. Dying to get some sleep

    Some people are lucky enough to fall asleep the moment their head hits the pillow. I've never been one of them, but I've never had to rely on sleep meds to get my rest, either, and that's a good thing: The latest warning finds that these drugs come with one whopper of a death risk.

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