Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.
Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book” – Irish Proverb
Sleep is designed to restore us. During the night, tissues are repaired, organs rest or finish cycles such as flushing out toxins. The mind also uses the time to filter everything that has happened that day.
‘Sleeping on it’ is a great technique, but obviously you actually need to sleep—staring at the ceiling all night doesn’t have the same effect… When sleep is disturbed we can find our brains struggling to cope, memory slipping, feelings of anxiety, poor concentration, muscles fatigued, skin dull and eyes lack-lustre.
We all know that we feel better after a good sleep. What we may not realise is how many facets of our health are boosted by the simple mechanism of sufficient slumber.