Wednesday, 08 September 2021

Women vs anxiety. Is a better night sleep a spritz away?

Written by Chloe Adams
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Natural Birthing Company

'Beauty sleep' is not a buzzword nor a luxury. Sleeping is crucial for our mental and physical regeneration, to feel great inside and out. Women seem to struggle particularly with insomnia. Hopefully, aromatherapy can help.

Women tend to have more trouble falling asleep than men, UK research proves. Natural Birthing Company suggests its Sleep Mama Pillow Mist as a natural remedy and relaxing support.

Women VS Insomnia

Insomnia Statistic UK found that, in 2021, women suffer from insomnia and disturbed sleeping patterns more than men. The portrait depicted by the research institute shows that 36% of adults in the UK struggles to sleep at least once a week, and half of the UK population have trouble falling asleep at least once a month.

In the female population, the problem is even deeper as highlighted by a Harvard Health study. More than 60% of women do not get the average of 7-9 hours sleep expected for optimum health and brain function. Many are the causes: change in the hormones during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum depression and menopause. To these, the arrival of a new baby set new challenges to new mothers and their night sleep. Moms may find some techniques helpful to fall asleep and have a good-quality sleep such as synchronising sleep with the baby, getting an early night, doing more exercise and or simply asking for help from a relative.

The Benefits Of A Good Night Sleep

Sleeping is essential for any human being for bodily repair, cognitive function, and general all-around health. Anxiety is frequently connected to sleeping problems as excessive worry and fear make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. On the other side, sleep deprivation can worsen anxiety, spurring a negative cycle involving insomnia and anxiety disorders. Mind charity has said that extended problems with sleep have been proven to increase our risk of heart disease, developing diabetes, and having a reduced immune system. The Sleep Foundation has said a state of mental hyperarousal, frequently marked by worry, has been identified as a key factor behind insomnia. People with anxiety disorders are inclined to have higher sleep reactivity, which means they are much more likely to have sleeping problems when facing stress.

A Natural Solution

Natural Birthing Company knows how being pregnant or a new mom is accompanied by tiredness during the day. At night, hormones, frequent trips to the toilet and the baby's activity can make bedtime very tricky. The midwives team at Natural Birthing Company has developed an aromatherapy solution for both new moms but all women, a relaxing pillow mist.

Sleepy Mama, Relaxing Pillow Mist (£9.99) is a spray with relaxing aromas of bergamot, lavender and chamomile. Its natural notes relax nerves and body; its formula is safe to use during pregnancy, cruelty-free and certified vegan.

Find Natural Birthing Company's Sleepy Mama online and through the official retailers (Next, Boots, and FeelUnique).