Many of us, over the course of our adult lives, will turn to a sleeping aid at some point when we simply can’t stop tossing and turning. Most of these will be over-the-counter remedies (i.e. “sleeping pills”) from either name brand companies or generic variants, yet the results should remain the same: assistance in lulling yourself to sleep when your mind and/or body just won’t let you.
From personal events going on in your life to excessive caffeine intake, there are many reasons why it might be difficult for you to get as much sleep as you need every night. And while this may be understandable from the outside looking in, the bottom line is that it’s very important to make good sleep a priority if you want to feel healthy.
In this article, we’re going to focus on the role supplements play in getting a good night’s rest while showcasing some of the more popular kinds of these supplements.
When striving to improve your sleep – notably via nutritional changes – you first need to determine which nutrients will have the biggest impact on your health and sleep. From a vitamin D deficiency to a lack of magnesium, there are a myriad of issues that can lead to sleep problems; what’s more, many of these nutrients interact with each other in varying ways, so it’s important to determine how they will be absorbed by your body.
Sweet Sleep Studio Pro Tip: While you may get enough extra nutrients from adding supplements to your daily health regimen, eating plenty of foods high in these nutrients will help you reap the most benefits.
Okay, so when it comes to sleep supplements, what do we suggest?
- Magnesium – This is one of the most important nutrients for good sleep in that it can help you feel relaxed while helping you maintain a healthy level of GABA (a receptor needed for good sleep).
- Vitamin D – Second to magnesium, vitamin D is essential for good sleep quality due in part to the fact that it affects your sleep/wake cycles; in fact, without this vitamin, your brain and body may have a difficult time shutting down when it needs to.
- B Complex Vitamins – This set of nutrients is important for good sleep; adequate amounts of vitamin B, in general, has been proven to improve good sleep overall (vitamin B6 in particular can help you enter a deeper sleep).
- Melatonin – This is the primary ingredient in so-called sleeping pills, and as one of the hormones that helps you fall asleep and stay asleep, it gradually builds up throughout the day until it boasts a formidable presence at night. Typically, the body produces this on its own, but there are cases in which not enough is being created to promote good sleep. If you struggle with getting decent sleep and are already taking sleep-supporting vitamins and nutrients, supplementing with melatonin may be beneficial.
Though today’s on-the-go, frantic world makes it sometimes difficult to maintain good sleep habits at times, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Call Sweet Sleep Studio today if you are having difficulty falling asleep (i.e. insomnia), experiencing sleep apnea or suffering with excessive snoring at (913) 309-5963