Many people struggle with sleep problems, whether that means having difficulty falling asleep or waking up frequently throughout the night. A lot of people aren't sure why they have difficulty sleeping, but many know it's because of their eating habits, caffeine consumption or overwhelming levels of stress. However, It's very important that we get enough sleep each night and enter into REM and deep sleep cycles because this is the process our bodies use to restore themselves.
One good option is to try a supplement for a better night's sleep, such as Symbiotics® TryptoZen®, which uses milk peptide to help induce relaxation. Unlike similar products, Symbiotics TryptoZen has no known side effects. Naturade SlumberAid is another product that may be able to help you get better sleep each night. It is all natural and contains 5 milligrams of melatonin – a chemical that the body produces to begin the sleep cycle. SlumberAid also contains magnesium, B vitamins and calcium. The combination of these natural ingredients may induce longer sleep, help you fall asleep more quickly and let you feel more refreshed upon waking.
Here are some other things you can do to be proactive about getting better sleep:
- Avoid caffeine a full eight hours before bedtime.
- Exercise every day – just not less than a few hours before bedtime.
- Avoid screen time – including laptops, cell phones and the TV – at least an hour before bed. The blue light has been shown by research to slow the onset of the bodies sleep cycle.
- Use the bed for only sleeping and sex – don't eat, red or watch TV here, as your brain needs to associate the bed with sleep.