by BodyHealth Representatives July 13, 2016

Millions of Americans suffer from sleepless nights. According to a 2011   Sleep in America  poll, 63% of Americans say their sleep requirements aren't met—particularly during the week—and that this negatively impacts their mood, family life, home responsibilities and social life.

A good night’s sleep, on the other hand, is   positively associated  with improved memory, learning, immune function and metabolism. Here are several ideas to help the sleep-deprived become the sleep-satisfied.

Charles Czeisler MD, from the   Harvard Medical School   Sleep Program  explains that daytime artificial lighting   slows the release of melatonin—the sleep-promoting hormone, and it "shifts circadian rhythms to a later hour—making it more difficult to fall asleep." Circadian rhythm is the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle. Suggestions include minimizing exposure to artificial light before bed (TV, cells, computers etc.) and not sleeping with lights or TV on.

Here are some tips from experts to help you get to sleep:

  • Allison Harvey, PhD, sleep expert at   UC Berkley  says, "Take a look at your bedtime habits. Create a relaxing wind-down routine and turn down the lights."
  • Set a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same times each day.
  • Expose yourself to bright light in the morning and avoid it at night. Dim your lights when it's close to bedtime.
  • Create a cool, comfortable sleep environment. If you're finding that entertainment or work-related communications are creating anxiety, remove these distractions well before bedtime.
  • Keep a "worry book" next to your bed. If you wake up because of concerns or worries, write them down, then let them go until morning.

Next, wind down with sleep-supportive products from BodyHealth:

 

All-Natural Sleep Product #1—Healthy Sleep Ultra*

Developed by BodyHealth’s founder Dr. David Minkoff M.D.,   Healthy Sleep Ultra  is designed to support a healthy sleep/wake cycle through natural substances made in your body: the hormone   m elatonin  and the neurotransmitter   serotonin  to promote a restorative sleep. In addition to other ingredients, it also contains two amino acids that have sleep-promoting and relaxing effects—L-Glycine and L-Glutamine. With no morning grogginess, you can take it even in the middle of the night to promote a restful sleep.

 

All-Natural Sleep Product #2—Optimum Sleep Assist*

If you prefer herbal-based products,   Optimum Sleep Assist  will help you drop off so your body can actively repair itself while you sleep. In addition to   melatonin,  it contains:

  • Velvet Antler: Velvet antler is a rich source of IGF-I, a hormone-like substance known to promote restful sleep, and feeling vitalized upon awakening.
  • Bovine Colostrum: nature's first milk—also contains IGF-I to   encourage rest.
  • Mucuna: a bean-like substance and great source of L-dopa, a precursor to dopamine that   supports sleep, mood and a variety of other bodily functions.

All-natural sleep products   Healthy Sleep Ultra  and   Optimum Sleep Assist  promote a restorative, blissful night's sleep. They can be taken separately, or in combination for those needing a little extra help dozing off.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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