The magic elixir of SLEEP
Remember the days when your head hit the pillow and you were out for the night?
If it’s been a long time since you got a good night’s sleep, you aren’t alone. In 2016, the Center for Disease Control found that a third of American adults don’t sleep well. In 2020, that jumped even higher, affected by the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and upheavals in work and family routines.
Any parent with a new baby has experienced the results of sleep deprivation – anxiety, exhaustion, confusion, anger, and sadness. The flip side is the joy and optimism of waking up well rested.
This is why we developed TruLabs SLEEP, to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and function better during the day, happy, alert, productive, and motivated.
Sleep for better health
Proper sleep has more benefits than you may have dreamed of. Sleep supports a healthy immune system so you can fight off colds and flus. It also lowers your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to Consumer Reports.
Sleep is also good for your brain. When you sleep your body rests but your brain remains active, consolidating memory, storing knowledge, removing toxins, and improving neuron interaction.
Sleep and obesity
Sound sleep can also help you fight off obesity and related heart disease. This goes beyond the calories from a secret midnight snack. It involves the two hormones that help regulate hunger: ghrelin that stimulates appetite, and leptin, which decreases it. When you are deprived of sleep, your level of ghrelin spikes, while the level of leptin falls, leading to an increase in hunger.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, people who don’t get enough sleep eat twice as much fat and more than 300 extra calories the next day, compared with those who sleep for eight hours.
Counting sheep to fall asleep?
To get that 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that you make your bedroom and schedule conducive to sleep.
- Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
- Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
- Avoid electronic devices, TV, and bright lights for at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
- Use your bed only for sleep and sex, not for work or studying.
- Make your bedroom dark and quiet and at a comfortable, cool temperature.
What you eat and drink can also affect your sleep, so follow these tips:
- Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime.
- Avoid consuming caffeine in the afternoon or evening
- Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime.
- Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime.
- Exercise regularly, stay hydrated, and maintain a healthy diet.
Get support from TruLabs’ SLEEP
TruLabs SLEEP, is a delicious drink formulated to support your efforts to relax, fall asleep faster and stay asleep, and wake up refreshed without feeling groggy. Along with all the benefits of healthy sleep, you may reduce inflammation and lower levels of anxiety throughout the day.
Our SLEEP formula combines proven ingredients to support sound sleep. They include the amino acid GABA and the mineral magnesium. Medical researchers have found that low levels of magnesium are associated with poor sleep, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
SLEEP also has melatonin to supplement your own levels of this sleep-inducing hormone. Plus, valerian and passionflower, two natural, plant-based sleep aids that have been used in teas and extracts throughout history, to promote relaxation and sleep.
TruLabs recommends that you try SLEEP at least seven nights in a row to allow your body to get accustomed to the benefits. Unlike sleep drugs, SLEEP will not leave you feeling drowsy in the morning.
Drink SLEEP 15 minutes before going to bed. SLEEP is formulated to give you 7-8 hours of quality sleep. If you don’t have that much time before you have to wake up, take half of the packet. If you are cutting down on late night liquids to avoid trips to the bathroom at 2 a.m., drink 4 ounces instead of 8.