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It could be that your sleep, stress and energy levels are out of balance.
As the leaves turn golden, the temperature drops and we all start warming ourselves with fluffy scarves and bowls of hot soup we naturally start thinking about ways to avoid catching colds and sniffles. But this time of year - when there are more hours of darkness than of daylight - can often spark a rise in other, less obvious, health concerns.
Here are our top 10 products to help you to balance your sleep, stress and energy levels. It may be winter, but let's put a spring in our steps!
Remember, If you are concerned, or if symptoms persist, see your GP
A good day starts with waking up from a good night's sleep. These flower essence capsules contain essence of white chestnut, which has traditionally been used to help switch the mind off from those stressful repetitive thoughts that can keep you awake at night.
St John's Wort is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
Suitable for adults over 18. Always read the label before use.
During the dark winter months it's not uncommon to suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder), where the lack of feel-good sunlight sends your mood into a nosedive. Beat the lack of light with this powerful lightbox to use in your home. Stronger than household light bulbs, a burst from this when you get up in the morning can help make you feel more awake and put you in a better mood.
This six-week online course has been clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, wake up in the night less and boost your daytime energy and concentration levels. The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to teach you simple but powerful sleep improvement techniques.
Take some time to relax before you get into bed, and wind the day down. Lower the lights and curl up on the sofa, snug as a bug in a rug under this luxurious heated throw. Or you might prefer the double sized version - it's big enough to share!
The sound of your own snoring can wake you up at night, leaving you tired and grumpy the next day. Even if you don't wake up, your nocturnal noises might wake your partner, leaving them tired and grumpy too! Target the main cause of snoring with this spray, which works on the soft tissues at the back of the throat, for up to eight hour's relief. Suitable for adults.
If you're one of those people who are always on the go, you'll want to make sure you keep your energy and brainpower levels in tip top condition. Help reduce tiredness and fatigue, whilst helping support mental performance with ginseng, ginko and guarana.
Suitable for adults and children over 16. Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be used to replace a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Kick start your day with a fizzy vitamin drink. Containing Vitamin C and B vitamins to help maintain your immune system and help to reduce tiredness and fatigue, and magnesium which also helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. Suitable for adults and for children over 16. Remember that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
If you need occasional relief from sleeplessness, you may wish to consider these Sleepeaze tablets. Each tablet contains diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Always read the label. Suitable for adults and for children over 16. This medicine is sold by Boots UK Limited at the professional discretion of a Boots pharmacist.
You might not be a regular snorer, but when you've got a cold, an allergy, or a blocked nose it's easy to turn into a sleep-time human sound system! Blocked noses often mean breathing is done more through the mouth. When you're asleep this causes the soft tissue and the back of the throat to vibrate - creating the snoring noise. These flexible bands stick to the outside of your nose, gently keeping the nasal passages open and helping to relieve some of the symptoms.
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