Nearly 50% of all Americans get less than five hours of sleep each night. The combination of work stress, watching TV, staying up too late surfing the web, scrolling through social media and even chronic insomnia is keeping up nearly half of our country each and every night.
While many fall victim to mainstream medicine and find themselves taking prescription drugs each and every night, it is our mission to let you know that prescription drugs for promoting sleep do not have to be a way of life.
So, how can you start sleeping like a baby tonight without the use of sleep drugs? It’s simple: melatonin. Melatonin is the natural sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland in your brain. Melatonin helps your body naturally begin to get itself ready for sleep each night and it also helps your body clock distinguish day from night. This is important because while melatonin levels increase throughout the night, they begin to decline in the morning, telling your body it's time to wake up.
Unlike most hormones, you can encourage your body's ability to naturally produce melatonin so that it knows when to secrete it, and when to not. It's important to expose yourself to light and sunlight during the day and sleep in complete darkness at night to preserve your body's natural melatonin production. Known as the light-dark circle, when you expose yourself to light at night, you confuse your brain and interrupt melatonin production.
While you can help your body produce more melatonin by always sleeping in a dark room, sometimes it's not enough to get a healthy night's rest and supplementation is needed. Melatonin is a non-habit forming nutrient that helps you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep and all without the groggy side effects of prescription drugs.
In addition to promoting sleep, melatonin also has anti-cancer properties, which promotes healthy cell production throughout your body.
Improved sleep and healthy cell function - who doesn’t need that?!