Balance Sleep Routine: with Passion Flower

The meaning of balance, not too much, not too little of any grouping. Looking at what our body needs and will crave during the transition of season change to darker, longer, and cooler days. To have a good balance for overall health and sleep production.

Going through change can be a good thing as it helps us establish new behaviors. Reminds us that there’s a change coming and what is it that we would like to do about that. Change of season reminds people to look at their overall life perspective and productivity within their schedules.

Change brings us to pay extra attention to our established habits. Some good, and some perhaps need improvement. Change helps us take that step back to reassess the bigger picture and have a fresh start. 

Balance season changes with a healthy flow transition to richer goals, physically and mentally. 

What is Passion Flower

Passion flower is the common name for the passiflora incarnata that grows on vines. This is an exotic flower that has a bluish-purple-white tint to it. It is a herbal supplement that has been used for over centuries to help with nervousness and for individuals that have trouble sleeping.

Passion flower helps in the relief of those who have problems shutting their mind off from running thoughts. These symptoms can usually cause a person to lose sleep in the evenings making them feel sluggish and tired the following day.

Passion flower helps with:

  1. Sleeping disorder
  2. Restlessness
  3. Nervous Stress
  4. Anxiety

Medicinal Properties of Passiflora: 

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Sedative
  • Tranquillizing
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 

 

In addition to its calming and restorative effects passion flower is also an antispasmodic herb making it a great herb for calming both the physical body and mind. These flowers are ultimately a soother for the entire body promoting recovery from the stress of the day and promoting sleeping. It is a beautiful remedy for anyone who can’t turn their mind off or who suffers from fatigue and lack of sleep. 

The passion flower plant is not only a great herbal remedy for relaxing however it is also used to help revitalize and restore the body. It is a nourishing plant to help with the nerves that need extra attention, but to also help build the body up so that it will be able to support itself. 

Is your Sleep Routine Changing

As fall is finally here, it leaves us with crisp cool and darker days. This means that the winter is slowly approaching and leaving us with darker days. 

With the season change in the fall you will notice your energy levels getting lower and perhaps your mood being affected in a negative way. It is important during this transition that you stick to a schedule to help your body adjust to the transition. Staying active and implementing a regular active lifestyle to help your brain transition the process.

The brain consist of:

  • Basal ganglia
  • Cerebral cortex
  • Cerebral hemispheres
  • Left hemisphere
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Pituitary gland

 

Implementing lots of green vegetables in your meals during the season change to help support your body energy levels when needed. With the weather change adding vegetable soups to gain all your nutrition and a perfect way to stay warm.

Trouble Falling Asleep

It is important to ensure that our bodies are getting the nights rest they deserve to be able to recharge parts of the brain. For example, take the temporal lobe. The temporal lobe in the brain is the function to help with memory and hearing. If our body does not get the goodnight’s rest it needs, it could potentially affect our human brain or our overall production and productivity.

Chronic fatigue syndrome disorder is characterized as someone who hasn’t had good sleep in over 6 months. The fatigue does worsen with physical and mental activity however does not restore or improve without rest.

Side effects of not getting enough sleep are fatigue, irritability, mood changes, difficulty focusing, low energy level, weight loss, or weight gain can increase your risk to other health concerns.

The importance to getting enough sleep

Sleep plays a significant role in each individual's lives. It is a main essential that plays a vital role for good health and our well being. Getting that quality sleep that your body needs will help benefit your physical health, mental health, quality of life and safety. 

As a child or teenager growing, sleep is important for supporting the growth period in their life. As for everyone, it helps with our brain function as rest is important for all functionality.

Moving forward there are plenty of natural ways to help with gaining a quality sleep at night. Read below to find out more tips on how to improve your sleep patterns.

Natural ways to help fall asleep: 

  • Drinking Chamomile tea 
  • Keep lights off
  • Get some exercise in your day
  • Avoid using your cellphone at bed time
  • Read a book
  • Avoid Caffeine
  • Meditation
  • Take a hot bath
  • Lavender oil 

 

After your hot bath or shower, a great way to ease the mind and relax before bed would be to have a proper skin care routine. Starting off with a guasha to help massage the face and promote proper lymphatic drainage flow. 

Followed by moisturizing the skin with hyaluronic face cream to keep the skin smoother and rejuvenated. Topping it off with your Vitamin C serum to help nurture the skin and provide a smoother, firmer and brighter complexion. A fabulous skin care routine always leaves you feeling good!

Reading before bed may also bring you additional benefits other than having a well rested sleep. Reading before bed helps calm the mind to help your body relax naturally and increases your focus.

Adding a humidifier to your sleeping area to help increase the levels of comfort when sleeping. Adding oils such as lavender to the water can also bring that soothing, calming atmosphere.

There are many natural ways to try and help our mind and body to naturally calm down to be able to fall asleep. Keeping in mind that these are natural options to try at home and implement in your routine. However, please seek medical advice if you are not getting enough sleep.

 

 

Disclaimer 

Pascoe Canada does not offer health or medical advice as we are not a healthcare practitioner. Please speak with your healthcare practitioner before beginning any program related to nutrition, diet, exercise, fitness, medical, and/or wellness. All content published by Pascoe Canada is developed through collaborating with licensed medical professionals and contributors. This includes text, graphics, images, and other material on the website, newsletter, and products (“Content”). This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The content does not substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please always do your own research on whether this is for you along with your healthcare practitioner advice. Always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using specific herbs because you might have underlying conditions that need professional care. The content is general in nature and is subject to change. It is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects.

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