It is estimated that over 1/3 of the population will experience insomnia at least once in their lifetime. Women are more effected than men. All adults need on average 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. It is during sleep that our DNA is repaired and waste products removed. Your brain actually swells at night as the neurons separate to allow the glymphatic system to literally wash away the waste products that accumulate during the day. When you need a little help, the products listed below, along with good sleep habits can help you get the sleep you need. Prescription sleeping pills can ruin the sleep architecture of your sleep, and leave you feeling unrefreshed in the morning.
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Omega 3's – Studies show that those with higher DHA levels (in fish oil) have better sleep architecture
Melatonin – improves sleep quality (especially REM sleep) and aids in falling asleep.
5 HTP - The precursor to serotonin and melatonin that aid in sleep (*not to be taken if you are on other serotonin supplements, like SSRIs)
L- theanine (product coming soon) - Amino acid found in green tea, that helps stress resilience, boosts calming chemicals and lowers the excitatory ones. Increases alpha brain waves, much like the brain waves made during meditation
Magnesium - Decreases cortisol, the stress hormone, and helps the conversion of serotonin to melatonin at night
Progesterone (women only) - Levels fall after 25 years of age and progesterone acts as a natural relaxant, working on the GABA (calming) nerves of the brain. Helps the body get REM sleep.
Always use pharmaceutical grade supplements to ensure full potency and lower grade products may have lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum and cadmium.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease