Each capsule contains:
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 2 mg.
Magnesium (as carbonate) 50 mg.
Melatonin 1 mg.
L-Theanine (from Suntheanine®) 100 mg.
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) flowering tops (aerial extract), standardized to contain 3.5% (3.5 mg.) Vitexin 100 mg.
Valerian root extract (Valeriana officinalis), standardized to 0.8% (0.4 mg.) Valerenic acid 50 mg.
Other ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water), cellulose, vegetable stearin, magnesium stearate and silica.
Contains No: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
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Usually one capsule at bedtime and/or dinnertime does the trick! Helps support the onset and quality of sleep. Promotes relaxation and a restful sleep.
This is the second-generation of this formula. It has been improved based on patient feedback and the latest scientific advances. It is also more economical than the previous formula!
Statistics show that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder; the most common being insomnia. There are many causes of sleep disorders and many factors that contribute to their severity. The high incidence of stress and the impact of the stress of everyday life on sleep quality and quantity is well documented.
Many individuals are looking for an all-natural, safe and effective way to help them get the sleep they need. A major concern is that these individuals also want to avoid the feelings of sedation, drowsiness and “morning after” fatigue that often comes with taking many over-the counter sleep aids. Our newly reformulated Sleep Support is a unique formula containing natural ingredients that help provide support for a good night’s sleep without unpleasant side effects.
• Double-blind placebo-controlled human studies show Suntheanine® helps support a healthy response to stress, helps reduce nervous tension and promotes relaxation.
• By supporting normal, healthy levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin,
L-theanine helps support sleep efficiency and quality. In addition, one may experience the mental state of being “refreshed” upon awakening.
• Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland of the brain, helps regulate the “Wake/Sleep” cycle. Melatonin levels increase in the dark, preparing the body for sleep. Aging often leads to decreases in melatonin secretion which makes supplementation beneficial.
• Passionflower helps provide support against stress and anxiety. It also seems to play a role in supporting normal, healthy cortisol levels. Studies show elevated cortisol levels interfere with normal, healthy sleep patterns.
• Valerian has been studied for its role in helping to combat anxiety and minor sleep problems. Studies show valerian helps promote relaxation and contributes to an improvement in overall sleep quality without any noticeable sleep “hangover”; common in individuals taking over the counter sleep aids.
• Vitamin B6 is essential for the production and metabolism of neurotransmitters. The body requires vitamin B6 to synthesize serotonin from 5-HTP. The serotonin is then used to make melatonin, the hormone required for normal, healthy sleep patterns.
• Magnesium is an essential mineral whose deficiency may contribute to anxiety,
nervousness and sleep disorders. This mineral helps relax the body and has a calming affect on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, both of which help prepare the body for a restful and relaxing sleep.
Stress and Sleep
James B. LaValle, R.Ph., N.M.D., C.C.N.
Author of Cracking the Metabolic Code — 9 Keys to Optimal Health
Do you ever find yourself in bed, lying there watching the clock tick - hour after hour? Do you wake up several times a night wondering if you will ever get back to sleep? Are you tired and not refreshed when you wake up in the morning? Sleep isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. Sleep restores the body and mind and helps us maintain our mental and physical health. Studies have reported that people who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night enjoy better health and live longer than people who get less sleep.
Insomnia is a very common disorder. It has been estimated that over 70 million Americans suffer from sleeplessness and nearly everyone suffers from it at least occasionally. Persons without adequate sleep experience tiredness, lack of energy, and concentration problems. Lots of things can cause a sleepless night — exercise or eating before bedtime, certain prescription and non-prescription medications and temperature fluctuations in our bedroom. But the main culprit that most of us associate with the inability to fall and stay asleep is stress. The worrying, the anxiety, the constant thinking about the days events all keep many of us from enjoying a restful night.
Insomnia can be particularly disastrous because it often leads to a cycle of daytime behaviors that worsen our
health — lots of coffee or soft drinks to stay awake, certain food cravings such as sweets or cigarette smoking and prescription medications. Sleep medications may help us sleep, but usually leave us drained of energy and "hung over" the next day.
The effects of stress on our sleep patterns are based on the release of a stress hormone. Normally, these hormones are released when our bodies need to respond to some outside stimulus — like being frightened or excited. However, they are released in excessive amounts during times of repeated stress or high stress levels, so much so that it begins to negatively affect our health. One of the negative effects of stress hormone overload is a problem with sleeping. Other health consequences of excessive stress hormone production include problems with blood sugar control, heart related problems and a decrease in proper immune response.
If lifestyle changes don't seem to do the trick, you should consider Seditol™ or a product that contains Seditol™, the new dietary supplement ingredient developed by Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It was developed to help control an overactive central nervous system. In a recent study, the subjects that took Seditol™ as directed reported the following results:
83% Said Seditol™ helps insure a sound night's sleep
87% Said Seditol™ helps you relax
87% Said Seditol™ reduces fatigue due to lack of sleep
87% said Seditol™ allows you to wake up feeling refreshed
Some common causes of sleep problems are:
stress — school- or job-related stress, family or relationship stress, worry about a serious medical condition, death of loved one, etc.
shift work — the night shift pits the sleep cycle against the body's natural rhythm
jet lag — the body is responding to another time zone
noise — a snoring partner, barking dog, loud neighbors, soaring airplanes, etc.
environmental discomfort — too hot, too cold, too light, bed's too hard, etc.
medications — some medications interrupt sleep (talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you are noticing this side effect)
sleep disorders — such as sleep apnea, which is interrupted breathing during sleep; sleep apnea may also increase inflammation in the body and lead to problems such as heart disease
caffeine intake — especially when consumed in the evening hours
tobacco use — nicotine cravings can wake up users three to four hours after they go to bed
alcohol use — deprives users of deep, restorative sleep
To ensure that you get enough sleep, try some of the following suggestions:
Develop a sleep schedule and stick to it. Try to go to bed at the same time each night. Wake up at the same time, too. Avoid sleeping in on weekends; sleeping in may reset your body clock, making it harder to wake up on time on Monday.
Get 30 or more minutes of physical activity each day. Avoid working out during the three hours before bedtime. Working out close to bedtime will energize you and may interfere with your sleep.
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. These substances may rob you of quality sleep. Switch to decaf or herbal tea - and quit smoking.
Engage in relaxing activities before bed. Think of it as "wind down" time. Read a book. Soak in a hot tub. Avoid doing physically or mentally stimulating activities such as vigorous housecleaning or intense office work close to bedtime.