Warning: Poor Sleep Puts You at Risk of Heart Attack, Diabetes, and More... Sleep Better! Here's How
Here are five top tips for a more restful sleep.
Tip #1: Switch your brain to sleep mode.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate your body’s sleep/wake cycles known as circadian rhythms. As such, it is used by millions to help them both get to sleep and stay asleep. Melatonin can be used alone, but additional benefits may be achieved when it is included in formulation with other ingredients. These additional ingredients further assist in the sleep process of getting to sleep, staying asleep, and supporting better depth of sleep.
Tip #2: Balance your brain to sleep like a log.
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers in the brain that largely determine its activity, our emotions, our sleep patterns, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Just being asleep does not ensure feeling rested, rejuvenated and energized in the morning. Slow wave sleep and REM sleep are the important factors. GABA (gamma-aminoybutyric acid), as found in the sleep aid formula of Serene Sleep, has been used to guard against neurotransmitter deficiencies to promote calm relaxation, and is best taken with other sleep components.
Tip #3: Hemp Oil and Sleep
Lots of news about the amazing properties and effects of hemp oil of late. It is an excellent source of fatty acids that support the brain. Hemp oil—such as that found along with melatonin and GABA in the sleep aid Serene Sleep—has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and the ability to fall asleep, as well as stay asleep.
Tip #4: Say no to the nightcap.
While alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, it can increase heart rate and blood pressure. While it can make you drowsy and help you fall asleep, it definitely can interfere with deep sleep and REM phases—the end result being less deep sleep or waking more frequently. While there are no hard and fast rules, one drink an hour before bed hasn’t been shown to impact much. Any more than that could affect metabolic activity and therefore sleep quality.
Tip #5: Sex
Has sex been linked to promote both sleep onset and a more deep and restful sleep? Yes and no. Yes, if the sex is pleasurable and non-stressful. No, if the sex is linked to staying up all night, stress, anxiety, guilt, or other negative emotions. Scientists who have claimed sex as a cure for insomnia, as well as a benefit to deeper sleep, cite research studies on the release of neuropeptides or endorphins during sex. This combats stress and promotes a feeling of wellbeing. In women, a spike in estrogen levels after intercourse enhances REM cycle sleep. In men, a hormone called prolactin which causes a feeling of fatigue (not to mention fatigue from the physical exertion) promotes sleep onset. Studies also show that the link between sleep and sex works both ways—people who get too little sleep tend to have lower sexual desire and arousal. Sex and sleep, or sleep and sex, can be a good thing!
We had a problem. It was ruining our lives. Maybe you can relate. We weren't getting enough quality sleep.
We worked in the high-stress financial industry. Our business was growing, but we were miserable. We'd lay awake at night worrying about what the stock markets would do the next day. The hardest part was falling asleep.
We had to pound coffee all day just to think clearly. We were irritable, and stress was affecting us even more than usual. We were still getting only three to five hours asleep a night—not near enough! So, we dug in to learn more. We worked with the experts in the field to develop Serene Sleep. We tested it on ourselves and now we're sleeping better than we have in years! And so can you!
Serene Sleep is a scientifically formulated supplement designed to help you get to sleep—and stay asleep. It's non-habit forming and is a great combination of melatonin, GABA, Valerian Root, and Hemp Oil—each of which are known to help calm your brain to move into sleep mode. A few sprays under your tongue it about as easy as it gets!
—The Serene Sleep Founders