Studies show that 65% of us will have trouble falling asleep tonight and wake up exhausted tomorrow. There is evidence that lack of sleep is positively correlated to depression, impaired cognitive function, cardio vascular disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, obesity, hormonal imbalances, and cancer.
There are a multitude of actions one can take to improve time and quality of sleep:
- Slow down on caffeine
- Avoid alcohol at night
- Avoid TV, iPad, computers, cell phones a few hours before bed, etc.
This list can go on for a long time, but the question is, are you disciplined enough to incorporate the lifestyle change that can impact the quality of sleep we need to function optimally? The answer is probably NO.
This is the reason we offer OPTI SLEEP. A natural, simple, and effective alternative that can be a part of your strategy for optimizing the quality of your sleep. This product was formulated by Dr. Eric Serrano a leading expert on nutrition and natural products. Here are a few applications to get the most out of this product:
- Initially you can start with 1 to 2 capsules 30 minutes before bed and do that for a few days.
- If your client still has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, you can take 1 capsule an hour before and 2 capsules approximately 30 minutes before bed.
- If your client is still experiencing sleep issues you can go up to 6 to 8 capsules divided into two doses: either one hour before bed and then approximately 20 minutes before bed.
Here is the list of ingredients in specific ratios that can provide you with the quality sleep you need to be optimal.
Gaba (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neurotransmitter that send chemical messages through the brain and nervous system and is involved in regulating communication between brain cells. Gaba plays an important role in behaviour, cognition, and the body’s response to stress. Low levels of Gaba may be link to anxiety, depression or mood and sleep disorders, epilepsy and chronic pain. Researchers show that gaba may boost mood or have a calming, relaxing effect on the nervous system by increasing levels of the chemicals circulating in the blood. Gaba is prescribed for many conditions such as to relieve anxiety, improve sleep and mood, help with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (TDAH) and relieve pain and discomfort.
Camomilla (Matricaria chamomilla flowers)
Chamomilla is used as a natural sedative, helping to relieve restlessness and induce sleep. Chamomilla treats a large range of physical symptoms and mental-emotional arising from irritability and increased stimuli to sensitivity. Chamomilla may be used to cure insomnia and depression. It can also be used as a muscle relaxant.
Passionflower has a sedative effect. It may help adults manage anxiety, mild sleep irregularities, and stomach problems. It may help manage insomnia related to neurasthenia or hysteria, and nervous exhaustion. It appears to boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain. This compound lowers brain activity, which may help you relax and sleep better.
L-theanine is an amino acid derived from certain teas that provide a calm, relaxed sense of awareness. It relieves stress by inducing a relaxing effect without drowsiness and may also possess immunologic attributes. Theanine may also have effects on the cardiovascular system and play a preventative role in cancer; however, limited clinical information is available to support these claims.
Primary interest in lemon balm surrounds its effects on the central nervous system. It has been used to care for wounds and quell sleeplessness. It calms the mind, encourages restful sleep, boosts alertness, protects brain cells, sharpens memory and problem solving.
The amount of research regarding the benefits of magnesium and the need to take magnesium supplements to counteract a deficiency is staggering. A magnesium deficiency causes noticeable negative symptoms – including muscle aches or spasms, poor digestion, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. Magnesium glycinate is a form of magnesium that is highly absorbable. It is recommended for anyone with a known magnesium deficiency and less likely to cause laxative effects than some other magnesium supplements. It helps increase energy, calm nerves, fall asleep, treat insomnia, relieve muscle aches and spasms to name a few.
Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control sleep and wake cycles. Very small amounts of it are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Melatonin supplements may be used to treat jet lag or sleep problems (insomnia). Other good uses for melatonin are treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), helping to control sleep patterns, and reducing chronic cluster headaches.
OPTI SLEEP is a proven formula that will provide part of the solution to most individuals to get sleeping issues under control. It is proven that just one hour of sleep deprivation over a few days will impair optimal hormone balance.
It is difficult to perform at our best no matter what the task at hand without the quality of sleep we require. It is difficult concentrate, lose weight, manage blood sugar levels, and be the best version of ourselves without the most anabolic agent in the world: SLEEP.
Article written by: Roberto Sabatini