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And maybe you've also been having a stressful time of late. You may be surprised to learn all of these symptoms - relating to sleep, stress and energy - are often linked.
Thirty percent of the UK population are currently suffering with issues relating to sleep, stress and energy - with many suffering from at least two of these symptoms.
That's where Boots Pharmaceuticals' Re:Balance range comes in. "If you are stressed, you often don't sleep very well and if you don't sleep very well, you don't have much energy," says Ernie Woodhouse, Boots Pharmaceuticals' technical advisor for vitamins, minerals and supplements.
"It's a cycle people fall into. Often they don't realise it's happening to them." The Re:Balance range includes a number of vitamins, minerals and medical devices to help support you as you break that cycle.
"You can take these products by themselves but there is some crossover," says Ernie. "So, for example, you might spray some Pillow Mist on your pillow to create a relaxing atmosphere in the evening before you go to sleep and a Re-energise Boost Shot in the morning to help maintain energy levels throughout the day."
If your problems concerning sleep, stress or energy are long-term, you should seek advice from your GP. You may wish to keep a diary, charting your sleep, stress or energy symptoms.
Click on the symptom below to find options to consider from our Re:Balance range:
Infused with soothing essential oils, this very fine mist helps calm the mind and encourages your natural sleep patterns. Before getting into bed, spray the mist into the air above your bed and around the bedroom. The calming aroma will help you relax and aid a peaceful night's sleep.
"This is an aromatherapy products that you spray on your pillow," says Ernie. "The aim is to help create a relaxing atmosphere to help prepare somebody for sleep."
A spray that targets snoring caused by nasal congestion, the Re:Balance Snoring Nasal Spray is designed for those who snore due to a blocked nose caused by colds or allergies.
These Re:Balance Snoring Nasal Strips contain flexible bands which gently open the nasal passages, improving airflow and reducing snoring caused by congestion.
Re:Balance Snoring Throat Strips
These are a simple way to reduce the effects of snoring. Simply place a strip on the roof of your mouth and allow it to dissolve.
Re:Balance Aching Leg Gel
"This has been designed to soothe, cool and help relieve tired, heavy and unsettled legs," says Ernie.
"These contain lactium, a milk protein. They help cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life," says Ernie.
These berry-flavoured melt-in-the-mouth tablets contain a unique ingredient called Lactium® which has been scientifically tested to help you cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life and can help support relaxation.
"This product helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and supports mental performance. It contains guarana, a herb which provides a natural form of caffeine, which may help you maintain energy levels throughout the day," says Ernie.
This multivitamin shot, available in tropical and orange flavours, contains a combination of B vitamins to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, plus vitamin C to help release energy from food and help support your immune system.
"The shots come in the form of a little 60ml orange or tropical flavour drink," says Ernie. "It's about convenience. You can take them when you're on the go. They contain natural juices, flavourings and colourings.
"These products are about helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue through B vitamins," says Ernie. "You would take one with water and they also contain vitamin C to help support your immune system."
Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and supports normal mental performance. This product contains a high dose of B vitamins and vitamin C, plus magnesium and calcium to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, support your nervous system and help release energy from food. Effervescent products are rapidly absorbed and easy to take. This product helps you perform at your best and support your nutritional balance.
These tablets can be taken with water once a day, perhaps at breakfast or during the day.
"Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that is important for the production of energy from food," says Ernie. "The effervescent format means you can put the tablet in a glass of water to drink."
CoQH is the active form of CoQ10. CoQ10 helps us to release energy from the food we eat. As we age, our ability to convert CoQ10 to CoQH in our bodies becomes less. Taking this CoQH product means your body is not required to convert CoQ10 into CoQH before it can work. CoQH has antioxidant properties and also helps maintain normal energy levels.
Korean Ginseng helps maintain normal energy levels and vitality and also supports normal cognitive performance. These tablets are to be taken once a day with liquid.
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