Learn More About Sleep Aids
1. What are sleep aids, and where do the main ingredients come from?
Sleep aids are products that are designed to to aid and assist in the enhancement of a quality restful night of sleep. Sleep aids can come from a variety of different sources and there are many products on the market designed specifically to help you sleep better. Some of the top ingredients you will find in many sleep aids includes:
2. What can sleep aids do for me?
Sleep aids can assist you in getting a better fuller and deeper nights sleep with less interruptions throughout the night. They can help you wake up more energized, alert and ready to take on your day!
Sleep aids can also give you more vivd and realistic dreams because you reach stage 5 in the sleep cycle which is called REM. What happens when you reach REM is that your beta waves have a high frequency and occur when the brain is quite active both in REM sleep and while awake.
Additionally the body can experience frequent bursts of rapid eye movement along with occasional muscular twitches. It is also interesting to note that your heart may beat faster and breathing become shallow and rapid.
Remember that if you have any questions related to health concerns regarding taking any type of sleep aid, it is always recommended to consult with your physician prior to taking them.
3. Who needs sleep aids and how much should be taken? Are there any side effects or symptoms of deficiency?
Below is a list of things to consider if you are thinking about taking a sleep aid:
- Having Trouble Falling Asleep
- Restless Sleep
- The Desire For A Quicker Recovery Time If You Weight Train
- More Energy And Mental Focus During The Day
If any of the above items fits you or describes your lifestyle then a sleep aid is certainly recommended!
When it comes to how much you should take each night, you always want to follow the recommended serving size for whatever product it is you are taking. Taking more than the recommended amount can lead to grogginess in the morning and you might even struggle to wake up!
Reportedly the slight uncommon side effectsthat experts have been concerned with regarding sleep aids are:
- Possible Depression
- Daytime sleepiness
- Reduced alertness
It is good to keep in mind that these side effects are very rare but still need to be considered when taking a sleep aid. Again, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any product that you are taking we recommend you speak to your doctor or physician. Beyond that, sleep aids are there to help you get a fuller more restful night of sleep, and let you wake up the next day full of energy and ready to face your day head-on!
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.