Natural ways to tackle insomnia

Brits are losing sleep in lockdown. Anything from family arguments to financial worries can leave you tossing and turning. Add in a heatwave or hangover and you are lucky to get a few hours at the most.

With GPs under pressure already, it makes sense to try natural remedies over pills. Plants such as aloe vera and jasmine can help purify the air, as can eco-friendly cleaning products.

A poll by King’s College London found that more than half of Brits surveyed are struggling to sleep in lockdown. What’s more, 20 million Britons suffer from sleep deprivation according to Aviva, with consequences of such deprivation including increased levels of stress, a higher likelihood of suffering from diabetes, and worsening metabolism rates. That may explain the lockdown weight gain!

EOS Scientific, the UK’s leading CBD oil testing service, has commissioned research to see how Brits would collectively combat the issue of insomnia. In this investigation, EOS Scientific found that on average, British adults would spend £301 every month to assist their desire for more sleep. 24% said they would look to use a holistic remedy, too.

To discuss why holistic remedies, such as CBD oil, have become more prevalent in the UK, Simon Manthorpe – CEO of EOS Scientific – explains how CBD can tackle sleep deprivation.

“CBD oil has recently exploded into public consciousness, moving from the fringes of society into the mainstream, with usage in the UK leaping by over 100% in the last 18 months alone. Just five years ago, CBD oil in the UK was not recognised on the Fast moving Consumer Goods market. Now however, we expect that value of the UK market to be worth £1.2bn by the end of next year.

“Studies into CBD have shown that it can help with stress and anxiety relief and promote better sleep. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and helps to reduce the effects of anxiety, helping those of us kept up at night relax and enjoy deeper, longer sleep.

“The British public is simply not getting enough quality sleep and it’s easy to see why, given the current situation. Our research demonstrates the financial commitments that Brits would make to rectify this issues. Research shows that searches using the term “sleep aid” have increased exponentially over the past decade, so it’s no surprise that the market for holistic remedies, better mattresses, meditation apps and more have grown to meet this demand.”



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