Simple Strategies for Better Sleep
Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay their sleep. Perhaps you’ve been staying up more often lately watching your favourite television series, or spending more time on your phone scrolling through social media during the night.
Unfortunately, sleep deprivation can affect our mood, making us more irritable. Lack of sleep also causes an inability to concentrate, increases appetite, and lowers levels of motivation.
Although lifestyle factors like shift work, family issues, and tending to children can affect sleep schedules, there are also physiological and psychological factors like stress, anxiety, pain, and hormone dysfunction that impact our sleep.
Simple Sleep Strategies
Turning off all electronic screens at least one hour before bedtime is a good starting point to allow time to relax and unwind, followed by an evening ritual. Consider following a consistent bedtime and wake-up routine, to allow your body to get in the habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Keeping the bedroom quiet and dark is also beneficial. Eye masks and dark curtains can help to ensure your bedroom is dark. You may also want to avoid eating before bedtime, and stay active during the day.
Melatonin’s Effects on Sleep
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland in the anticipation of darkness. It’s made from the amino acid tryptophan, but the enzyme is only active in the dark. This can be an issue for those working late into the night, transitioning to a different time zone experiencing jet lag, or night shift workers.
Why Take Melatonin?
Melatonin is a natural sleep hormone produced at night by the brain and helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. It can be found in a supplement form.
Innovite Melatonin regulates your body’s normal circadian rhythm. Supplementation has shown to improve total sleep time and restfulness, speed recovery from jet lag, and improve transition periods for shift workers or those suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedules. This 6-8 hour sustained-release formula ensures that melatonin has a lasting effect during sleep time.
Need A Cognitive Boost?
Lack of sleep can hinder our cognitive function and mood. While taking melatonin and practicing healthy sleep hygiene is important, perhaps you’re looking for more cognitive support.
Innovite EliteNeuro is clinically proven to support cognition and mood. It helps cognitive flexibility, improving decision-making and impulse control; enhances executive function, including initiative and judgment; enhances processing speed; and improves concentration. EliteNeuro also supports mood by relieving stress, anxiety, worry, and reducing irritability.
EliteNeuro is powered by Zembrin®, a patented plant extract derived from the South African Sceletium Tortuosum herb. This herb has over 300 years of documented use by indigenous people of South Africa for well-being, including emotional and physical stress. EliteNeuro also boosts serotonin levels without the adverse withdrawal side effects of conventional medication.
Studies show benefits in as little as 2 hours after supplementation, although most people notice the effects within 1-2 days. There are no addictive behaviours associated with this product. EliteNeuro is perfect for adults seeking cognitive performance including students and professionals.