3 Supplements to Help You Sleep Better

We already know that an adequate amount of sleep is essential for good health. Studies show that getting enough shut eye not only affects your energy levels, focus and concentration during the day when you need them the most, but it also helps to stave off health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even diabetes.

Those who suffer from poor sleep or even full-blown sleep disorders are already aware of the disruption these conditions can cause in our everyday lives. There are many prescription medications available to combat sleeplessness, but these do come with a host of possible side effects and drawbacks for many. These might include symptoms of over-sedation like drowsiness, allergic reactions to the medications or even addiction and dependence as more and more is needed to reach the same level of relief from sleepless nights.

Thankfully there’s no need to take these drastic steps right away when you’re trying to assure yourself a refreshing, deep sleep. Many studies suggest that herbal supplements and sleep aids may be effective for sleep issues and improve sleep quality without the need for prescription medications. Here are three that show great promise, and which you might consider trying if you struggle to get enough restful sleep.

 

  1. Magnesium

Studies have linked a shortage of magnesium to insomnia and other sleep disturbances. No surprises there, as magnesium is essential for many bodily processes, including regulating the calming hormone GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) as well as controlling the production of melatonin. If either of these hormones is imbalanced and causing your restless nights, a supplement of magnesium may help to correct your sleep rhythm naturally.

  1. Glycine

The key ingredient in SOLAL Sleep Naturally supplement, glycine has a calming effect on the brain and studies show that it can decrease how long it takes to fall asleep as well as improve sleep quality. Research also shows a reduction in daytime sleepiness in people taking glycine before bed, so this amino acid might be a great alternative for sleeping pills to improve sleep quality.

  1. L-theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid not naturally produced by the body. It is naturally occurring in certain foods, particularly in green and black tea. In fact, theanine makes up a surprising amount of the dry weight of green tea leaves, as much as 1 to 2.5%. Because theanine is highly soluble in water, brewing a relaxing cup of tea releases a maximum dose. For the non-tea drinkers among us, the SOLAL Theanine supplement is an easy way to incorporate this stress-busting compound into your daily regime.

 

A Good First Step to Sleeping Well

If you suffer from disruptive sleep disturbances, have difficulty falling or staying asleep, or have anxiety that prevents you from getting the shut eye you need, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about safe supplements to help relieve your symptoms. There is always the chance that it’s not just a sleep issue but could have a physical or psychological cause that may require more specialised treatment to identify and cure.

Speak to a healthcare professional before embarking on any dietary or lifestyle changes, or if you aren’t able to get any relief using these supplements.

 

References available on request: MC-21-087 V02

 

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