Managing Anxiety with M.C.C.

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview.

During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

But some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

Here at M.C.C. we have found that the soothing oils encapsulated in our Sleepy Head blend have had great effects at calming anxiety and is a must have for many of our customers who suffer with it.

Really great products.

I have found these products really helpful, the sleepy head is great for helping me sleep and also with my anxiety.

Annette Cowley, Trustpilot

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What causes generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?

The exact cause of GAD is not fully understood, although it’s likely that a combination of several factors plays a role.

Research has suggested that these may include:

  • overactivity in areas of the brain involved in emotions and behaviour
  • an imbalance of the brain chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline, which are involved in the control and regulation of mood
  • the genes you inherit from your parents – you’re estimated to be 5 times more likely to develop GAD if you have a close relative with the condition
  • having a history of stressful or traumatic experiences, such as domestic violence, child abuse or bullying
  • having a painful long-term health condition, such as arthritis
  • having a history of drug or alcohol abuse

But many people develop GAD for no apparent reason.

Who’s affected

GAD is a common condition, estimated to affect up to 5% of the UK population.

Slightly more women are affected than men, and the condition is more common in people from the ages of 35 to 59.

Sleepy Head Night Time Oil

Although designed initially to help with sleep, it soon became apparent that our customers were having great success at dealing with anxiety with Sleepy Head. A few drops applied to your wrists or temple during the day is all it takes. Some of our customers find it useful to decant Sleepy Head into a roller ball to take out and about with them during the day.

When to get help for anxiety

Although feelings of anxiety at certain times are completely normal, see a GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life or causing you distress.

Your GP will ask about your symptoms and your worries, fears and emotions to find out if you could have GAD.

We also have an online support network with over 7,000 members who manage their symptoms daily with M.C.C. products, a lifeline for support and a forum to talk to others who understand. Our support group is a positive community with focus on well being.