Sleep Forte : Does your sleep rejuvenate you?

Karen Morris

Did you know, when you are dieting 75% of the weight that you lose will be from lean body mass (muscle) instead of fat, if you are not getting enough sleep? This statistic comes from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is just one of the starting truths about the importance of sleep on overall health. When we don’t get enough sleep, say for example 3-4 hours a night instead of 8-9, we release more of the hormone ghrelin (responsible for hunger) and less of the hormone leptin (responsible for satiety). This is a huge concern for many of my patients who are seeking advice on weight loss. Not only is too few hours of sleep an issue for many, but also quality of sleep. This is why Herbsonlineshop created Sleep Forte to help improve the hours you stay sleeping, and improve the quality of your rest while you sleep. 

Herbsonlineshop Sleep Forte Herbal is a synergistic blend designed for those who have tried our sleep/insomnia drops and need that little extra help. Sleep forte herbal drops contain zizyphus, valerian, skullcap, kava herbal extracts. We use this combination of ingredients as each herb contains key compounds designed to improve sleep. Zizyphus is a seed that has been used for thousands of years to improve sleep quality and enhance mental relaxation. Suitable for people who have difficulty falling asleep, wake easily during the night , or are disturbed by dreams or restlessness. Zizyphus promotes deep, restful sleep. We also use Valerian as this may help improve sleep, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. It improves your sleep, mood and ability to deal with stress. The other ingredients we use are Skullcap, which positively impacts mood and reduces anxiety by stimulating gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that helps calm nerves. Notably, this plant was used in traditional medicine practices as a sedative and treatment for conditions like insomnia and anxiety. And finally, most commonly used as a natural remedy for anxiety, kava is thought to promote healthy sleep in part by producing a calming effect on the mind and body.

Some other key ways to help improve sleep is to switch off all screens at least two hours before bed, preferably three. Developing a routine to help with winding down and preparing for bed will also help, such as having a hot shower or bath, listening to gentle music, reading or journalling about your day. 

Suggested dose: 5ml 1/2 hour before bed and another 5ml at bed time.

If you are interested in learning more please do get in touch, you can call us on (02) 9555 5117 or email on We offer free phone consultations so any concerns you have just get in touch and we can work together to find a natural, herbal solution for you. Why not follow us on social media too? You can find us on instagram at @herbsonlineshop and Facebook at Herbsonlineshop. Thank you for reading our blog! 

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