Better Sleep Equals Better Health
It’s no secret that getting good sleep has a positive impact on your overall health. We’ve already gone over the negative impacts of sleep loss, sleep statistics in the U.S., ways to clean up your sleep routine, etc. But we’ve never explicitly discussed the specific ways better sleep equals better health.
Better Sleep Equals…
According to the Mayo Clinic, your body needs sleep to fight infectious diseases and keep the heart-healthy. The optimal amount for adults is 7 to 8 hours. Contrary to what you may believe, teenagers and children need more sleep than adults – around 10 hours a night!
Whenever I’m sleep-deprived, I feel extra hungry the next day. There is a scientific reason for this phenomenon. When you get enough sleep, the hormones that control your appetite remain in balance. A lack of sleep leads to lower levels of a hormone that decreases appetite, known as leptin. It also leads to higher levels of a hormone that increases appetite, known as ghrelin.
According to SCL Health, getting enough sleep helps improve your memory. This is because while you sleep, your mind is hard at work processing information and activities from that day.
The Natural Ingredients in DREAMit Help You Sleep
Other than melatonin, this natural sleep aid contains 5HTP, Valerian Root, and Chamomile Flower Extract.
This chemical compound is made naturally in the body and it helps the body make more of the hormone serotonin. Psychology Today discusses the fact that serotonin influences our sleep cycle because it creates melatonin. To break this down for you, 5-HTP helps make serotonin which produces melatonin, the main sleep hormone.
This herb is known as a natural remedy for sleep. The National Institutes of Health says that valerian root comes from Europe and Asia and has been used medicinally for centuries. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, and Roman physician, Galen, were advocates of the medicinal uses of this herb. Hippocrates discussed valerian’s therapeutic uses, while Galen prescribed it to treat insomnia. Today in the United States we use this herb in our DREAMit formula to provide you with the very best solution for sleep.
Chamomile Flower Extract
Although DREAMit contains many ingredients to help you sleep, the last one we’ll talk about today is the chamomile flower. According to the National Institutes of Health, the herb chamomile has ancient roots in medicine as far as 5000 years back. It is one of the oldest and widely used medicinal plants in the world. It helps relax and put the body to sleep because of its impact on receptors in the brain. For instance, in a clinical trial 10 cardiac patients fell into a deep sleep for 90 minutes after drinking chamomile tea.