By: Katie Skinner
Do you lie in bed at night making mental lists for tomorrow, worrying about meeting a deadline at work or stressing about paying the next mortgage payment? After you have tossed and turned, worrying about what tomorrow will bring, do you continue to stress because all of a sudden four hours have passed and you haven’t gotten a wink of shut eye? As many of us know, a racing mind has the ability to completely compromise a night’s rest. According to The Prescription for Nutritional Healing, a lack of sleep can encourage serious illness, cause premature aging and contribute to obesity due to late-night snacking and unbalanced appetite hormones. Habitual sleeplessness is classified as insomnia and can be a result of stress, anxiety and grief.
Sleeplessness affects millions of Americans each night. The demand for sleep support products has resulted in a market flooded with different herbal, nutritional and prescription sleep formulas. In the late 1920’s Dr. Edward Bach developed Rescue Sleep, a combination of his Bach Flower Essences designed to restore emotional imbalances. Emotional imbalances can lead to the inability to fall asleep at night. According to Amy Rost in Natural Healing & Wisdom Know How, Dr. Bach believed that a negative state of mind was at the core of any illness. Dr. Bach considered body, mind and spirit in regard to healing. Bach emphasized the treatment of the whole individual. Dr. Bach developed 38 specific Bach Flower Essences derived from flowering plants and trees. Each Bach Flower Essence relates to a specific emotion. When consumed, the Bach Flower Essences work by transforming (rather than suppressing) negative attitudes or emotions into positive ones. The Bach Flower Essences can eventually balance and restore emotional homeostasis. Once a negative emotion is brought back to balance, the Bach Flower Essence for that emotional state no longer needs to be taken. Examples of Bach Flower Essences include Agrimony to promote joyfulness, Aspen to promote fearlessness, Beech to promote tolerance and Larch to promote self-confidence.
In addition to the 38 individual Bach Flower Essences, Dr. Bach developed Rescue Sleep. This flower essence combination was created specifically for sleeplessness that is triggered by repetitive thoughts and stress. Rescue Sleep is a combination of 6 different Bach Flower Essences - Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock, Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts, and White Chestnut for relief from repetitive thoughts. Rescue Sleep is designed for immediate relief and should work within 20 minutes of consumption. Rescue Sleep is designed to quiet and calm the mind providing natural relief for sleeplessness.
Rescue Sleep can be found at The Mustard Seed Natural & Organic Food Store. In addition to Rescue Sleep, Rescue Remedy is available for everyday stress. Rescue Energy is available for everyday stress that depletes energy levels. Rescue Remedy has also been created in formulas safe for children and pets. Family pets can be put under stress during long car rides, thunder storms and during the 4th of July fireworks display. Rescue Remedy for Pets is a safe way to calm the animal. The success that has been experienced by pet owners using Rescue Remedy for Pets also shows that the Bach Flower Essences are not just a placebo effect. All Bach Flower Essence products have an impressive safety profile. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that there are no known drug interactions, no known side-effects, no known possibility of over-dosing and the alcohol free form is safe for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Click here for a Rescue Sleep coupon redeemable only at The Mustard Seed Natural & Organic Food Store. The Mustard Seed is located at 969 Arsenal Street in Watertown, NY. The Mustard Seed has been proudly serving the North Country for over 20 years and is the North Country’s #1 source for natural & organic food and dietary supplements.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-How compiled by Amy Rost
This article is for educational purposes only. The products mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult with your doctor for medical advice and before taking any dietary supplements.