Restful Sleep for Your Wellbeing

Restful Sleep for Your Wellbeing

Restful sleep is vital to overall health and well-being. A healthy diet, exercise and the right nutrients can help the body rest well. Our bodies use downtime to repair and revitalize our cells, giving us energy, supporting cognitive performance, a healthy metabolism and more. Getting restful sleep happens when we practice good habits like eating well, exercising and supplementing with nutrients that support healthy sleep.

General Sleep

A healthy diet, regular exercise, healthy lifestyle and nighttime routine all contribute to your sleep health.

Sleep Information & Research

What can I do to get my best sleep at night?

Modern living can wreak havoc with our circadian rhythms, but there are some basic tips we can follow to maintain our rhythm and obtain a restful night’s sleep. Get sunlight or bright light during the day and minimize light, especially blue light, at night. This means avoiding TV, bright lights, smartphones and computer screens for two hours before bedtime. It is also important to avoid caffeine later in the day and to wake and sleep at consistent times so the body establishes a pattern. Many individuals find that taking a melatonin supplement before bed helps to establish the circadian rhythm and obtain a restful night’s sleep.

Why do you wake up in the middle of the night?

Waking at night can have many causes. Minimizing stress and avoiding caffeine, bright light and blue light late in the day can help you stay asleep all night. Maintaining a healthy hormone balance and healthy melatonin production can also support restful sleep.

How can melatonin help support better sleep?

Melatonin is a hormone involved in controlling the body’s sleep-wake cycle and is released by the brain’s pineal gland in response to the onset of darkness. Supplemental melatonin supports the body’s natural melatonin cycle. Melatonin activates the receptors MT1 and MT2 in an area of the brain’s hypothalamus that controls circadian rhythms and in some peripheral tissues. Melatonin supplementation helps support central nervous system activities via these receptors.

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