In today’s 24-hour, always-connected, super-digitized society, it’s easy to forget the simple things. This includes essential things… like sleep. Until recently, the recommended minimum amount of sleep one should get was eight hours. Into the ’60s, ’70s, and even into the ’80s, 8 hours of sleep was recommended, even by governmental agencies.

Then, technology advanced at a rate that we’ve never before seen. We had the proliferated manufacturing of the personal computer (PC) in the early 80s, the commercialized availability of the internet in the mid-90s, and the evolution of mobile phones in the mid to late. As technology became mobile, businesses adapted right along with it. Managers and executives took their work home, and manufacturing experienced a huge workforce reduction. In short, the economy became even more competitive and cutthroat, resulting in people working longer and harder.

As our world has changed, we’ve become adept at neglecting even the most basic human functions. We consume more fast food, sacrifice most of our waking hours on “productivity”, and see our families less. The government then inconspicuously reduced the recommended amount of sleep from eight to nine hours to six or seven hours.

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Then in 2015, the Center for Disease Control discovered something. We’ve inadvertently created an epidemic by sacrificing our human need for sleep (with the government’s blessing, mind you). In conjunction with the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the CDC discovered a few things:

  • At least 40 million adults suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders
  • 60% of adults report sleeping problems or restlessness a few nights a week or more.
  • More than 40% of adults report severe enough daytime sleepiness to interfere with daily activities.
  • 69% of children experience one or more sleep problems a few nights or more during the week.

Organizations such as the CDC were prompted to investigate after data had revealed an increase in motor vehicle accidents, industrial disasters, and other unfortunate findings. They concluded that Americans simply are not getting enough sleep. The CDC listed sleeplessness as a primary cause of these injuries and deaths.

Simply put:

It is very important to the adult human brain and body to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Children need more because of their continuous development – at least 10 hours. Teens need a recommended 9-10 hours.

So what can we do to get some much-needed sleep? Making sleep a priority is crucial, as is having a scheduled sleep ritual in transitioning to sleep.

Because of the widespread distractions that people are dealing with – directly resulting in less than an adequate amount of sleep – several different products have been introduced on the market. Companies have seen an opportunity to profit from this epidemic, which has led to the rapid release of such products as ZZZQuil, and Nyquil and the discovery of natural remedies for sleep.

Try these two ingredients instead for a better night’s sleep:

Despite what some multi-billion dollar company says, it is possible to achieve a better night’s sleep naturally. It’s as easy as having two ingredients on hand: organic honey and Himalayan sea salt.

The recipe:

Mix five teaspoons of organic honey and one teaspoon of sea salt. Store in a jar.

When ready to visit Neverland, just put a bit of this mixture under the tongue and allow it to dissolve naturally. This natural remedy should help induce sleep and significantly reduce grogginess when waking up.


Final Thoughts: Give This Two Ingredient Sleep Remedy a Try

Many may wonder how this can encourage a better night’s sleep, given that it is a simplistic combination of ingredients. Well, the Himalayan sea salt works because it includes more than eighty elements that the body needs for various processes, including helping the body recover from the day before.

Honey, the other ingredient for a better night’s slumber, contains glucose that effectively supplies our cells with the necessary energy, which also aids recovery.

When combined, the Himalayan sea salt and organic honey work by increasing serotonin – an essential neurotransmitter in the brain – that is important for inducing feelings of relaxation and well-being.  Combining these ingredients allows us to transition to a relaxed, drifting state of mind and ensures a better night’s sleep.