What to Look for in a Supplement to Help you Sleep

What to Look for in a Supplement to Help you Sleep
What to Look for in a Supplement to Help you Sleep

The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption.  Insomnia is one of the most commonly reported sleep problems. One in four women has some insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or both. About one in seven adults has chronic (long-term) insomnia. Insomnia is more common in women, especially older women, than in men.Womenshealth.com.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption
Sleep is a Key Element to Achieve Good Health

Keeping in mind the above statistic, I’m more than sure that people have tried almost everything to get over this horrible condition.  With no sleep comes irritability, depression, panic attacks, feelings of inadequacy and fear, irrational behavior and uncontrollable addiction to foods, sweets, alcohol, or drugs.  Sleep is one of the most necessary elements to good health and a strong immune system.

It is important for anyone to successfully achieve their goals when supplementing their daily nutrition and thus accomplish the greatest health benefits possible to understand the ingredients that compose any supplement and how they will affect their body.  Just as important is to know what ingredients are important to incorporate in your daily nutritional program that will help you obtain a good restful sleep night after night.

Unfortunately due to the depletion of key nutrients in our foods needed for the body to function correctly, supplementation is especially important. To make sure that you understand what ingredients in a sleep formulation are essential to eliminate the issues with your sleep problems, I will detail them below.  A good sleep formula should contain ingredients that:

Calcium as calcium carbonate

  1. William Sears, M.D. writes: “Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin
  2. Help the body make the hormones serotonin (which regulates mood) and norepinephrine (which helps your body cope with stress). 
  3. Improves your sleep andplays an important role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that quiet and calm you.
  4. That interacts with those brain chemicals important to sleep and the timing of your biological clock’s sleep-wake cycle
  5. Can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.
  6. Contains high levels of magnesium and thiamine (vitamin B1).
  7. Effective at making you feel sleepy because of its chemical structure.
  8. Is used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, indigestion(dyspepsia).
  9. May stimulate the GABA receptor, a key gateway for sleep-inducing chemicals in the brain.
  10. Enables the body and mind to relax and fall asleep, and to sleep soundly throughout the night.
  11. Positively impacts mood and reduces anxiety.
  12. Help ease stress and unwind.
  13. Improves sleep quality.
  14. Helps promote a feeling of calmness and peacefulness.
Keeping in mind the above statistic, I’m more than sure that people have tried almost everything to get over this horrible condition
Good Sleeping Habits Should be Learned From an Early Age

Bottom Line

 During my many years of guiding people on nutrition, fitness and a better quality of life, one of the most common comments in the use of a formulation to accomplish any desired goal has been “why don’t I just mix the ingredients myself and save myself the money.”

The answer to that question is simple.  If you are a scientist with extensive research, that is a possibility.  However the correct percentage of each ingredient that goes into a formulation, how and with what it’s mixed is imperative to its success and to avoid ill side effects.  Too much of any herb or vitamin will often cause negative reverse effects on the body, damaging the health, and too little of any herb and vitamin will fail to provide the results one seeks.

The importance of a good effective formula is the key to getting the results you want without unwanted side effects. 

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