Are You Looking For a Healthy Way To Improve Your Sleep?

Many people suffer from occasional sleep problems that disrupt their daily routines, but did you know that persistent sleep issues can lead to serious health problems including sleep disorders such as insomnia?

If you frequently struggle to fall asleep or get a good night’s rest, it may be time to consider taking a dietary supplement like KISMET Natural Sleep that contains herbs and nutrients that support healthy sleep patterns.

How Do Dietary Supplements Help You Sleep Better?

Supplements that promote a restful night’s sleep usually restore the proper balance between your sleep and wake cycle. Taking the right type of supplement should also help you stay asleep so that you wake up feeling refreshed and have sustained energy throughout your day.

If you decide to take a KISMET Natural Sleep supplement occasionally, it is important to try to take it 30 minutes to an hour before you get ready for bed as the sleep aid should help you begin to relax and this will improve the quality of your sleep. However, choosing the right type of dietary supplement is key, and if serious sleep issues begin to develop, you should see your doctor.

Two or more sleep aids should not be combined as this may cause sedation and other unwanted side effects. When you find a dietary supplement that works well for you, continue using that particular supplement for occasional sleep problems.

How to Choose a Dietary Supplement that Supports Sleep?

You should look for a supplement that contains Vitamin B6, Ashwagandha root, Melatonin, and GABA as each of these have been shown through research to support a good night’s sleep. Vitamin B6, which is also called pyridoxine, enhances the activity of a neurotransmitter called serotonin that regulates sleep [1]. Vitamin B6 also converts a protein called 5-HTP into serotonin, thereby further promoting your ability to fall asleep easily and stay asleep [1].

Ashwagandha root is another potent botanical that has been shown to improve the quality of sleep [2], but it helps improve memory and cognition as well [3], which means you will feel well rested and will also be more alert during the day.

Everyone has heard of melatonin, and it is often called the ‘sleep hormone’. Melatonin controls the way you naturally fall asleep and wake up, but factors such as high levels of stress, consuming a lot of caffeine, or limited exposure to daylight during the winter months, for example, can decrease the amount of melatonin your body produces [4, 5]. Therefore, taking a supplement with melatonin can help ensure that your body has the right amount of this sleep-inducing hormone.

GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid is another neurotransmitter that is naturally found in the brain. When GABA activity in the brain increases, it begins to make you feel calmer and more relaxed, but it also improves your mood and reduces symptoms of anxiety [6, 7]. If, for instance, your lifestyle or job duties cause you to experience high levels of anxiety this may lead to sleep problems. Adding a supplement that contains GABA to your diet can promote relaxation and help you fall asleep easier.

Passion flower is a popular plant that has been used for centuries for people suffering from sleep problems due to its ability to reduce restlessness, irritability, and tenseness that often prevents people from falling asleep [8]. Research also suggests that passion flower supports healthy levels of GABA in the brain [9].

Additional herbs and minerals that you should look for in a natural sleep aid are valerian root, zinc, and magnesium as studies show that they relax restless muscles, target insomnia, and improve the ease in which a person falls asleep [10]. Other well-known sleep-inducing botanicals that you should look for in a supplement include: lemon balm, chamomile, skullcap, hops, and L-Theanine.

If you suffer from occasional sleep problems and want to address the issue before it leads to more chronic symptoms consider taking KISMET Natural Sleep, a dietary supplement that contains all the scientifically proven herbs, vitamins, and nutrients you need to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids

Prescription sleep aids are often strong medications that require close monitoring from your physician. They may also cause unpleasant side effects or even make you become dependent on them if you take them for too long. Similarly, over-the-counter sleep aids may also cause side effects, and as they often include artificial chemicals, you have to be very careful to avoid becoming overly sedated. Natural sleep aids are good alternatives that target processes in the body that safely promote sleep.

Medical experts also support taking a dietary supplement that promotes sleep for occasional sleep disturbances. For a good night’s sleep try taking KISMET Natural Sleep today.

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References

 

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