You’ve probably been there: Tossing and turning at night, you pop a few Tylenol PMs or Benadryl. Sure, you nod off quickly, but the next day you can barely make it to the office in your semi-zombified state.
Next time you’re having trouble getting to sleep, try out one of these natural remedies — they are much gentler than the chemical alternatives, but for many people, still very effective.
Benesom – this time tested, specialized formula provides bioavailable forms of magnesium and calcium blended with select herbs that support healthy muscle function (such as passionflower and valerian root) as well as relaxation and restful sleep (hops and lemon balm). This formula promotes muscle relaxation, thereby reducing the likelihood of painful spasms or cramps in muscles throughout the body, including the low back and calves. In addition, it promotes a sense of calm and relaxation by optimizing GABA and GABA receptor function that can help with occasional sleeplessness. It combines these benefits with those of melatonin to help promote restful sleep. Recommended dosing: 1-2 tablets 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
NuSera – NuSera contains a bioactive milk peptide that research suggests promotes a healthy response to stress. In clinical studies, this unique ingredient was shown to boost the body’s ability to manage stress, improve the metabolism of cortisol and positively influence the activity of gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA) – a calming neurotransmitter – all of which are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to promote deep quality sleep. Most people chew one tablet of NuSera before bed (they are a great tasting, chocolate chewable) and another if they wake up during the night.
AdreneVive –The over-production of cortisol and other stress hormones is typical for individuals with a lot on their minds. AdreneVive is formulated to help respond to this overload by reducing cortisol levels and limiting the negative impact of acute adrenal stress. Combining three popular adaptogenic herbs (Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha), this formula also includes an extract of Scutterlaria biacalensis to help support the immune system during times of stress. Phosphotidylserine is known for its ability to reduce cortisol production during HPA axis overload and is a precursor to important neuron metabolites. L-theanine, an amino acid found naturally in tea, is able to act as a calming agent, reducing the perception of stress, reducing cortisol levels and helping to maintain healthy immune status. If you can’t seem to turn your mind off at night, this is the product for you. Recommended dosing – 1-2 tablets 2 times daily and 2 tablets before bedtime.
Use the products above individually or in combination to allow your body to relax and fall into the deep, restful sleep that you need and deserve.