Can’t Sleep? It Could Be All In Your Head

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Poor sleep continues to plague millions of Americans each and every night. The effects are beyond frustrating – lack of quality sleep affects your cognitive function, your immune health, and your mood (just ask those closest to you).

People who are poor sleepers exert a ton of energy trying to force sleep. Sleep is something that has to naturally unfold, so the more you engage in behaviors to try to sleep, the less likely you’re going to fall asleep.

Source: Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Oct 2011

You know the feeling – tossing, turning, trying to get your pillow “just right” – and then when you finally get to sleep, your body some how finds a way to wake back up.

Research indicates that the harder we try to sleep, the more difficult in becomes. Sometimes we do need a little help. It certainly is better to try a natural solution instead of using those over the counter drugs with so many side effects.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. The neurotransmitter tryptophan is a precursor. It is a superior antioxidant that also helps restore sleeping patterns.

Low levels of Melatonin in humans have been associated with depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, some seizure disorders, and other conditions.

Fortunately, Melatonin supplements can safely and effectively restore balance to the body’s circadian rhythm of this important hormone—helping achieve a restful night’s sleep and keeping your biological clock ticking throughout a long, healthy life span.

Melatonin is a powerful and versatile antioxidant produced within the body. Melatonin protects both lipids and proteins against damage, and can scavenge some of the most dangerous free radicals in the body—including hydroxyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide.

Unlike other antioxidants, Melatonin easily diffuses into all cells, and even crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect the delicate brain.

Unfortunately, levels of naturally produced Melatonin decline with advancing age, leaving older adults with limited antioxidant protection against conditions associated with oxidative stress.

If you have never added Melatonin to your daily supplementation, this is a great opportunity help your body sleep naturally.

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