Don’t you just love a good night of long, restful sleep? You have more energy, look and feel so much better, and it seems you can handle the stress that comes with each day a little better. With increased technology, it’s harder to step away from the continuous access to information and communication. The availability of “energy” drinks that help keep our batteries charged, especially when we are stressed and tired. As the pressure and demands of each day increase or don’t let up, the lack of restful sleep can take it’s toll on your mental and physical health
I KNOW that a good night of sleep definitely shows in my skin and my appearance. (Read more about it in “What Does Sleep Do For Your Skin?”)
More and more people are asking their doctors to write them a prescription for a sleep aid. Is this the best answer? Sleep aids are one of the top 3 categories of prescribed drugs. They are also considered one of the leading categories of abused substances. All of the common prescription drugs carry significant and severe warnings. All speak of reported mental problems; depression; addiction; bizarre, even suicidal behavior; sleepwalking; physical problems, such as heartburn, drug hangover; fatigue; drowsiness; and liver damage.
According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 – 70 million Americans are affected by sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can significantly diminish health, alertness and safety. Untreated sleep disorders have been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
The National Sleep Foundation finds that 60% of Americans experience a sleep problem every night or almost every night. More than 85% of those affected by inadequate sleep say that it affects their mood the next day, with 72% saying it affects their family life or home responsibilities; and 68% say it affects their social life.
Drs. Marc Siegel and David Samadi on Fox News Sunday House Calls discussed this problem here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1843051633001/whats-all-the-commotion-about-ambien
What do they recommend as an alternative to prescribed sleep medicines?
- Shut off the technology at least an hour before bedtime.
- Physical relaxation an hour before.
- Limit caffeine intake later in the day.
- Create a restful environment with the curtains drawn and even use of a blindfold.
- Melatonin supplement!
As we age, our natural melatonin levels drop. With less melatonin naturally produced, the stimulus to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake feeling rested can potentially be compromised. Melatonin is a natural hormone that can help people enter a deeper sleep mode. Some adults produce little or no melatonin on their own, which kicks in once the environment goes dark. Supplementing this hormone can help people sleep better and overcome jet lag.
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- Melatonin - Naturally created in the body, but also found in foods like cherries, melatonin is responsible for regulating the circadian rhythms in the body and serves to help against oxidative stresses in the cardiovascular system. As we age, natural Melatonin levels drop. With less Melatonin, the stimulus to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake feeling rested can be compromised. Melatonin is known to promote healthy sleep patterns and reduced incidences of insomnia, while also promoting the onset of the early lucid dreaming phase of sleep.
- GABA ~ An abbreviation for gamma aminobutyric acid. GABA is a non-protein containing amino acid and serves as a key neurotransmitter responsible for regulating the nervous system. GABA is known to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
- Phenibut – A derivative of GABA, phenibut works as a relaxing and anti-anxiety agent. Phenibut is known to relieve tension and improve sleep, while also helping to improve cognitive performance.
- Resveratrol – study data suggests that Resveratrol may be a potent regulator of sleep-wake rhythms and could be of major interest in the study of sleep, associated with aging and neuropathology.
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