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Insomnia/Frequent Night Time Awakenings/Sleep Disturbances

Habitual restlessness and inability to sleep soundly without disturbance is insomnia. Failure to get an entire night’s sleep on most nights over a one-month period can be considered chronic insomnia. Being unable to fall asleep or waking up in the middle of sleep and not being able to fall back asleep is also a form of insomnia. Getting quality sleep is an important factor in functioning at peak performance the following day. Lack of sleep or frequent sleep disturbances can lead to irritability, anxiousness, and a decreased ability to perform creative or repetitive tasks. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health conditions. Refrain from drinking stimulants such as caffeinated coffee or tea, or eating to close to bedtime. Alcohol and tobacco can disturbed sleep patterns and some drugs, such as anti-depressants, decongestants, high blood pressure medication and appetite suppressants can also lead to insomnia.

Supplement Considerations

Natural Sleep Aid Nutrients
A natural sleep aid nutrient should contain four natural agents that provide better quality of sleep, with less night time awakenings. This product also helps reduce anxiety, promotes relaxation, raises serotonin levels for improved well being and provides additional antioxidant protection for the brain as we age.

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain nutrient dosages that are essential for the brain to make neurotransmitters, including melatonin, serotonin, GABA etc. These chemicals are the messengers that allow the brain to function normally in all aspects, including wake-sleep cycles.

Essential Fatty Acids
An essential fatty acid should contain essential fatty acids that are required to maintain brain cell integrity, fluidity and electrical nerve conduction. They also help to reduce brain inflammation and improve brain circulation, which are important considerations in overall brain health and normal brain cell function.

Adrenal Support Nutrients
An adrenal support nutrient should contain natural adaptogens, which suppress the over secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands when a person is under stress. Individuals with insomnia and sleep disturbances often show high cortisol levels or an abnormal cortisol secretion pattern, which can interfere with normal wake-sleep cycles. Adrenal support nutrients help to reverse the effects of stress on the body, allowing individuals to feel more energized and enjoy better quality sleep.

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