It’s no secret that sleep is incredibly important for our health. It gives our bodies and our minds the chance to recharge and start the next day with renewed energy. But as far as sleeping goes, times have changed, and not for the better.
In the 1960s and 70s adults slept an average of seven to nine hours each night; these days the average has dropped to between five and seven. One major factor that has led to this decrease in sleep is technology — social media and smartphones make us available around the clock and make us think that we’re missing something when we log off for the night. Many people are staying awake longer simply because they have trouble disconnecting.
Approximately 40 million people in the the USA alone have problems sleeping and there are over 70 various causes. Over 60% of adults admit to having trouble sleeping at least twice a week and 40% of Americans feel overtired during the day.
And the statistics for children are even more shocking: 69% cannot sleep through the night! In order to keep the mind and body healthy, adults require seven to eight hours sleep per night and children at least ten hours.
The good news is that there is a very simple household remedy that can help you sleep better without having to take any prescription medications.
- organic honey
- Himalayan salt
Before going to bed simply take half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of honey and mix them together. Now put the mixture in your mouth and let it dissolve under your tongue. The Himalayan salt contains 80 different elements that work while you sleep and help support various processes that restore and replenish the body.
The honey contains glucose that provides energy to the cells. The combination of Himalayan salt and honey help to increase the body’s level of serotonin which is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in relaxation and feelings of wellness. Together these ingredients enable the transition to a state where the body is totally relaxed and the mind is calm. When this state is achieved, sleep is never far behind. The great thing is, with this method you don’t have to deal with potentially dangerous or addictive medications and their side effects.
There’s not much left to say except: good night and sleep tight!