Thursday, 7 February 2013

Stay on top of your game…

Some of us are on-the-go more than others and increasingly in today’s ever changing and demanding world we are subjected to the pressures which living busy lives can bring. Lack of sleep, increasing stress levels from working or playing too hard, the need to juggle family and social commitments, on top of sporting and hobby pursuits leaves us at times run down, unmotivated or just plain tired.

Thompson’s nutritional products provide natural health and well being remedies helping you to stay physically and mentally on top of your game.Thompson’s was established in 1951 as the first health shop in New Zealand by respected and now renowned herbalist M. Barrington Thompson. Immediately business began booming as word spread of his effective and popular herbal formula's. The brand has become a market leader in the field of natural herbal products and exports around the globe. Because of significant international expansion and business acquisitions Thompsons changed its name to Integria Healthcare. This in part is to more accurately reflect the diverse portfolio of healthcare businesses within the group which are all market leaders in their respective fields.       

Lack of Sleep and too much stress are today’s common culprits…

Lack of sleep and insomnia have a direct impact on the quality of our wellbeing. Some of us can productively function on as little as five hours sleep a day, however it is the majority, those of us who require seven to eight hours of sleep are the ones who are most susceptible to the effects from lack of rest.  For many sleep is something ‘we do’ once our daily grind is over, sporting, social and family commitments take priority over the need to get quality rest or in many instances, it is our busy challenging lives which are actually preventing us from getting a quality or uninterrupted sleep.  

This lack of rest can lead to feelings of grumpiness, leave us unmotivated, depressed and with little energy to meet our daily life challenges. We can also become more susceptible to stress factors as our stress level threshold lowers once lack of sleep becomes recurrent.    

It is important to know the symptoms which recurring lack of sleep is associated with;

  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Waking up during the night or too early and having difficulty falling back to sleep
  • Waking up tired, non-refreshed or irritable because of poor quality or too short a sleep
Just as important as it is to be aware of the symptoms which lack of sleep brings we must also understand some of the possible causes of insomnia;
  • Stress and too much of it
  • Feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Excessive use of stimulants such as caffeine, recreational drugs, smoking and alcohol
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Obesity and the associated problem of Sleep Apnea
  • Working Shifts, in effect disturbing ones bio-rhythm

Medical herbalists such as Thompsons have a range of non-addictive herbs in order to promote a good night’s sleep and also ones overall mood balance. As quality sleep, reducing stress and a balanced mood can be the precursors to one’s overall wellbeing, herbal remedies such as Thompsons Mood Manager can help you stay on top of your game. You may also like to browse Shop New Zealand’s range of Thompson’s Health Products which range from the Mood Manager to a digestion and cholesterol manager, in addition to others. 


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