How can I improve my health with more sleep?
More than 40% of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities and over 25% of Canadians struggle with insomnia. It’s no wonder so many of us are looking for sleep solutions! During sleep our body works on repairing and regenerating itself, and not getting enough sleep is linked to many chronic health problems including; heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, and obesity. Sleep is specially formulated to reduce insomnia, wakefulness and restlessness, and can help improve the quality of sleep experienced. This product also helps to promote earlier onset and longer duration of sleep, and helps to restore the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
All 8 ingredients found in femMED Sleep solutions work together to reduce insomnia and improve your quality of sleep.
- 5-HTP increases serotonin and melatonin levels – 2 key hormones which promote relaxation and better sleep.
- L-theanine, which is an amino acid found in green tea which reduces stress, promotes relaxation and improves sleep.
- Melatonin, which is a hormone naturally secreted by the brain that regulates our sleep/wake cycles.
- Supplements can help reduce the time needed to fall asleep, reduce nighttime wakening and improve sleep quality.
Sleep is one of the body’s most basic needs for health and well-being, yet nearly half of all adults report having difficulty sleeping. While we think of sleep as a relaxing and passive state, there is actually a lot happening in our body during sleep. This is a time when our major organs and regulatory systems repair and regenerate, and important hormones are released.
An occasional sleepless night is not a concern, but persistent difficulty falling asleep, waking during the night, or waking feeling tired could indicate insomnia— a condition that can affect both our physical and emotional well-being.
How much sleep do we need?
The exact amount of sleep needed varies among individuals, but is thought to be between seven and nine hours. Lack of sleep, particularly deep sleep, not only makes us feel tired, but also causes memory loss, poor concentration, depression, headache, irritability, increased response to stress, high blood pressure, depressed immune function, and low libido.
What are the causes of poor sleep?
There are many factors that can affect the quality of sleep—stress, medical problems (depression, anxiety), medications, alcohol, poor nutrition, noise, light, the need to go to the bathroom during the night, and poor sleep hygiene (going to bed at different times). If you have persistent difficulty sleeping, it is important to consult with your doctor about the right sleep solutions for you.
What are some tips for a better night’s rest?
- Establish a regular sleeping routine.
- Do relaxing activities before bed. Read a book, have a warm bath, or meditate.
- Reserve your bedroom for intimacy and sleep. Don’t watch TV, read, or do computer work in your bedroom.
- Make your bedroom dark, quiet, and comfortable.
- Avoid caffeine (coffee, tea, pop, chocolate) and smoking within six hours of bedtime.
- Avoid alcohol before bed. It may help you fall asleep, but drinking alcohol causes nighttime waking and reduces sleep quality.
- Exercise regularly, early in the day.
- If you work shifts or travel to different time zones, try a supplement of melatonin (a hormone naturally secreted in response to darkness).
Is Sleep a sleeping pill?
No, Sleep is a combination of nutrients and herbs specially formulated to reduce insomnia, wakefulness and restlessness, and can help improve the quality of sleep experienced. Prescription sedatives and tranquilizers (sleeping pills) should not be used regularly, as they cause many undesirable side effects. They can also be addictive (habit-forming) and lead to tolerance (requiring higher dosages over time to be effective). Sleep can be taken regularly to aid your body when falling asleep.
Do I need a prescription for Sleep?
Sleep is a nutritional supplement that is sold in pharmacies and supplement stores and it does not require a prescription.
How does Sleep work? How does it make me catch more sleep?
Sleep is formulated to reduce stress and anxiety, easing your mind and body as you get ready for sleep. Sleep calms your central nervous system by promoting healthy levels of serotonin (through 5-HTP) and Melatonin signals the body that it is time for rest – allowing for you to go into a deep, relaxing sleep.
Will Sleep give me immediate results?
As with any dietary supplement, individual results may vary, however many have reported improved relaxation and sleep the very first night of taking Sleep. femMED Sleep promotes a healthy sleep pattern, which is developed over time. Sleep’s effects are typically experienced after several days of taking Sleep, with maximum benefits resulting after one week of use.
Is Sleep safe to take over a prolonged period of time?
Based on historical data, the ingredients in Sleep are well tolerated when used occasionally or intermittently for an extended period of time. You should consult your doctor if you do not experience improved sleep after one month of taking Sleep.
Can Sleep be taken with other medications?
Sleep should not be taken with sedatives, barbiturates, anti-depressants, additional sleep aid medication or herbal sedatives. Do not use this product in combination with femMED Energy. As with any dietary supplement, if you are taking any prescription drugs or any over-the-counter products, please check with your physician first before using Sleep.
How safe is the Sleep Formula?
Sleep is made from herbs that have been used for years to promote rest and relaxation. There are no known serious side effects associated with using this formula.
The recommendation is 7 hours of sleep per night. Is that continuous, unbroken sleep or can it be interrupted? What is the correct amount for women and sleep?
Ideally this is un-interrupted sleep since we need to reach deep, restorative sleep. The actual recommended amount varies by age but most experts suggest adults get 7-9 hours of sleep at night. The best gauge is how you feel and function on a daily basis. If you have difficulty falling asleep or waking up or if you have unusual fatigue during the day then you may not be getting enough sleep at night.