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24 September 2019
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The importance of a good night’s sleep and a natural way to improve it

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The Sleep Health Market Overview

Although sleep problems affect a significant percentage of the population, until recently, they hadn't received the attention devoted to other health problems1. A recent survey reported that 51% of adults globally get less sleep than needed on an average night2. Sleep deprivation may negatively impact our quality of life, including physical and mental wellbeing, such as mood, productivity, learning-ability and stress levels. It has also been associated with an increased risk of age-related health risks, including cardiovascular, metabolic and mental problems3,4. Sleep is considered to be the third pillar of health, along with nutrition and exercise, and it needs to become a clear priority to enjoy a longer and happier life5,6.

Over the past few years, the sleep health market has grown significantly. According to a recent report by McKinsey, “the sleep health industry has historically grown by more than 8% a year, with few signs of slowing down” 7. In today’s 24/7 society, insufficient sleep is a global issue that is becoming increasingly common. Working overtime, trying to combine work with family and other responsibilities, along with the increased time spent on electronic devices are only a few reasons why there has been a significant shift in our sleep habits8. Certainly, consumers are gradually becoming more aware of their sleep problems - looking for ways to improve sleep quality and duration.

“The sleep health industry has historically grown by more than 8% a year, with few signs of slowing down”, according to a recent report by McKinsey.

Today, there are plenty of sleep products available in the market, ranging from prescription to over-the-counter medications and natural sleep supplements. When it comes to serious sleep issues, some individuals prefer prescribed and OTC sleeping pills. However, these pills should only be used as a temporary solution, as their regular use has been linked to different unwanted effects, including addiction9. On the other hand, natural sleep aids consisting of ingredients with long history of traditional use, such as chamomile and valerian, provide a safe and effective way to better sleep10. Even in this case, consumers should make conscious decisions with respect to the products they select. Among the plethora of natural health supplements, branded products with high-quality, traceable and scientifically evidenced ingredients are generally considered to be safer and efficacious.

Sibelius' Natural Solution to Restful Sleep

Considering the difficulties that individuals with sleep problems face, we have developed an all-natural solution to support sleep and maintain immune health, Sibelius™:Chamomile. It is a branded, scientifically evidenced, high-quality Roman chamomile tincture that derives from a proprietary, non-GMO cultivar of Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile L. All.), grown in the UK for Sibelius Natural Products.

Roman chamomile, more formally known as Chamaemelum nobile L. All., (or under its synonym Anthemis nobilis L.) is one of the oldest known and most widely used species of the daisy family. It has been used throughout the world for over two thousand years, and continues to be very popular in the West for its relaxing, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effects11. One of the most common traditional uses of this herb is to treat stress and insomnia12. Roman chamomile has an admirable safety profile and is a great source of a variety of chemical compounds, including flavonoids, sesquiterpenes, esters and phenolic acids, responsible for its immune health and relaxing properties9,13.

Sibelius will launch the Sibelius™:Chamomile tincture at SupplySide West this October. Visit booth #5310 to receive free samples and experience it for yourself!

By Loukiana Chatzinasiou
Product Manager


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About Sibelius Natural Products
Sibelius is a developer and marketer of high-value, clinically validated natural ingredients for use in dietary supplements, foods and beverages. The company is focused on building modern scientific evidence behind well-known botanicals, helping consumers to make informed decisions about the supplements they choose to purchase. Sibelius’ ingredient portfolio supports unique claims associated with cognition, sleep, anxiety, inflammation, cardiovascular health and men’s health. For more information, please fill in the form below:
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