Think about how you’d feel right now if you were resting on a soft blanket, under the stars in a meadow of beautiful flowers, with a soft breeze …
That’s the feeling you want to have when you go to sleep each night.
And now you can.
With flower essences: aqueous infusions of specific flowers that help relax you during the day and sleep more deeply at night.
When we look at the latest sleep statistics, it’s perfect timing to take advantage of this little known but age-old remedy.
– One third of Americans have insomnia sometime during their lives
– 30 million people in the U.S. are currently affected by insomnia
– More than 10 million Americans use prescription medications to sleep
– 2 million children have insomnia; 30-40% of children are not getting enough sleep
– Sleeping pill prescriptions for children ages 10-18 has increased 85% in the last 3 years
– As a culture we sleep 20% less than 100 years ago
– The root cause of most sleep problems is stress and anxiety
Whereas the medical system regards insomnia as a disorder, it is merely a symptom of our ever busier lifestyles; we find ourselves overwhelmed and overstimulated during the day, making it more difficult to relax when it’s time to sleep at night.
And while some people have turned to natural sleep supports like herbs and aromatherapy, most have not yet heard of one of the gentlest forms of natural medicine–flower essences–that work via the acupuncture meridians of the body. They do not have a scent and are traditionally taken internally.
Here’s the good news:
Flower essences are effective and fast-acting, targeting the root causes of insomnia, so that even chronic sufferers notice a remarkable difference in sleep quality within several nights.
Done. In less than a second.
As beneficial as meditation, yoga, and a good workout are for our overall health and sleep patterns, sometimes we just don’t make time for them. Using flower essences requires no major time commitment. It’s easy and convenient: take 5 drops sublingually 5 times a day, or put a dropperful into your water bottle each time you fill it up and drink it throughout the day. Taken regularly, they greatly benefit any health and wellness regimen (including meditation, yoga, and your workout).
Flower essences have no side effects.
They are safe for adults, pregnant and nursing moms, children, and the elderly, with no contraindications. This is revolutionary, because the side effects of sleeping pills can include dizziness, uncontrollable shaking, grogginess, stomach pain–the list goes on and on. Some are habit-forming and yet others cause parasomnia, which includes engaging in activities like driving and eating while fully asleep.
Statistics show an increasing number of adolescents being prescribed sleeping pills. We don’t yet know the long-term consequences of these medications on their bodies, at a time when their neurological and endocrine systems are not yet fully developed.
On the other hand, the short-term effects of flower essences are a greater sense of peace, strength, clarity, and happiness. When used regularly over time, they eliminate non-constructive patterns, accelerate personal growth and help you operate from your best self all the time.
They address root causes of sleep issues, which can be different for each person.
For example, if you wake up in the middle of the night and you can’t get back to sleep because your mind is racing or thinking about your to-do list, Bird of Paradise flower essence helps to quiet the mind making it easier to fall back asleep.
If you find that you cannot get to sleep very easily because it’s hard to wind down from of all activities of the day, Passionflower essence helps you let go and take a break–and when you wake up, everything you were previously busy trying to ‘figure out’ seems to have natural solution.
If you have insomnia due to extremely high levels of stress or intense emotions, then Red Hibiscus will help you get relief and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
And if you find that you wake up in the morning with tension in your body, Dandelion essence will relax all your muscles, and help you have more awareness of how and where you store stress in your body, so that you can ultimately release it.
Being aware of the way we experience stress is the key to knowing how to get deep sleep every night. Once establishing that, we have access to an abundance of gentle, natural remedies from flowers to help us solve any problem we could dream up, including sleepless nights. And those same remedies not only help us sleep better, but make us happier and more fulfilled in life.
Founder of Lotus Wei, Katie Hess has conducted 12 years of empirical research with flower essences through private consultations with clients. She hand-collects flower essences worldwide, seeking out the flowers that benefit people most today. Curious to know more? Click here for more details.