Try Using Some Of These Sleep Supplements For Better Sleep.
Everyone has likely experienced difficulty sleeping from time to time; whether it was anxiety related to work, or excitement about events the next day or one too many cups of coffee, there are plenty of reasons for occasional sleeplessness. Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep however plagues many people chronically.
More research continues to emerge affirming that regularly getting good-quality, restful sleep every night is an important part of good health. Good sleep is important for brain health, cardiovascular health, immune health and healthy metabolism. When we sleep, our bodies are still at work, repairing themselves, ridding the brain of toxins and consolidating memories.
When we do not get enough good sleep consistently, all of these processes are disrupted, and our health can be negatively affected. There are some things we know that can affect our sleep:
- Anxiety and depression can negatively affect sleeping patterns.
- Too much stimulation before bed, especially too much screen time, can negatively affect our ability to get to sleep.
- Too much caffeine
- Not enough exercise
- Poor diet may affect quality of sleep.
There are some sensible steps you can take to ensure that you can get to sleep and stay asleep. Focus on a good diet; The Kaufmann Diet would be a good place to start. Limit caffeine, or eliminate it altogether. Exercise regularly. Limit screen time before bed; try reading instead. Sleep in a cool room with no lights, and make the room you sleep in as peaceful as possible.
Even when taking every reasonable step possible, it can be difficult for many people to sleep, particularly if you are accustom to poor sleep habits and are just now attempting to improve them. If you still struggle to get a good night’s sleep, there are some supplements that you can try that are permitted on The Kaufmann Diet.
Melatonin is a hormone our bodies produce that helps us get to sleep. Levels of this hormone decline as we age. It is available in supplement form. 0.5mg to 3mg or less is the recommended dosage, taken a bit before going to sleep.
Tryptophan is an amino acid; it is abundant in turkey and other foods. Tryptophan is the precursor to melatonin and serotonin production, and in supplement form, tryptophan is known to help promote healthy sleep, particularly when taken with its co-nutrient vitamin B-6.
Magnesium is an electrolyte that many people do not get enough of in their diet, and it plays a variety of important roles in the body. Magnesium supplements, like Naturally Calm, can help facilitate relaxation in the muscles and induce calm, which can assist people in getting to sleep.
Valerian is an herb, and tea brewed from its roots is a common remedy for sleeplessness. Valerian also may be beneficial against anxiety.
CBD oil is known to be highly anti-inflammatory, reduce inflammation and can assist with anxiety. CBD oil can also be a powerful sleep aide for those who struggle getting a good night’s sleep.
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The Kaufmann Lifestyle: Getting Healthy Sleep