De-Stress as You Sleep!
It is widely known that even though a person is sleeping, the human body is incredibly active.
There are innate systems in place to help create and maintain balance in the body.
There is a clear rhythmic connection between something called the HPA axis, the hormone cortisol, and sleep. Whaaaat?
Bottom line? Maintaining this rhythm between is key to supporting health on many levels!
After we have been asleep for a few hours, cortisol levels begin to rise, peaking in the morning when we are ready to start the day.
If cortisol levels remain high at bedtime and even throughout the day, the HPA axis is negatively affected, which also negatively impacts health. That’s why this is so important!
Ashwagandha extract is an adaptogenic herb that has been shown to reduce cortisol levels in stressed out individuals.
According to the results of a 2012 study in the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, in addition to a reduction in cortisol, the participants taking the ashwagandha also had significantly lower stress assessment scores than the control group.
The amino acid L-theanine may also be a good choice to help patients balance their HPA axis.
In a 2016 study featured in the journal Nutrients, L-theanine significantly decreased salivary cortisol response to a stressor three hours post-dose.
Other ingredients used to stabilize our stress hormones to better support sleep, as well as cortisol production include: rhodiola, ginseng, GABA, licorice, and phosphatidylserine. For optimal effect many formulations feature a combination of ingredients!
Its called SYNERGY! :))
Here are several high-quality supplement choices to choose from:
- Sleep Factors (By Biogenesis)
- Best Rest Formula (By Pure Encapsulations)
- Zen Sleep (By Allergy Research Group)
- Sleep Guard (By Perque)
- Insomnitol (Chevales or Capsules) PS- I give my kids a ¼ of the chewables on those hard-to-sleep/hyper nights! Works wonders!
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Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2012;34(3):255-262.
White DJ, de Klerk S, Woods W, et al. Nutrients. 2016;8(53