Struggling to sleep? This could be insomnia, a condition that has become a pertinent problem in our modern society.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, cause difficulty staying asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not return to sleep. This disturbed sleep and consequent fatigue lead to the inability to function optimally.
The lack of a complete ”deep sleep” cycle has a significant impact on performance, immunity, overall health, and your ability to reach peak performance, not to mention your moods.
Many modern factors contribute to the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep:
- Excess stress, which drives up your cortisol levels
- Blue light from electronics like smartphones
- Stimulants such as caffeine
- Drops in blood sugar while sleeping
- Magnesium deficiency (sleep onset)
- Potassium depletion (sleep maintenance)
- Sluggish liver (Chinese medicine clock, causing 12-3 am wake-up)
Stress, anxiety, and an over-stimulated parasympathetic dominant nervous system caused by a combination of the above won’t allow your body to switch off, unwind and rest at night, and this stress dominance depletes and overrides your body’s natural balancing and regulating neurotransmitter called GABA. Sufficient GFIBR allows your body to “chill”, relax, regulate its nervous system, rest, and restore itself.
Medical treatments have relied on toxic, addictive sleeping pharmaceutical products that can cause major grogginess along with other dependency side effects like tolerance.
Many well-known GF1BR support supplements help with sleep.
These include magnesium and theanine combined with various botanicals such as valerian, hops, lemon balm, and passion-flower. These supplements increase GFIBA, thus reducing tension and cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
These supplements can have a rapid effect of increasing your alpha brain waves (slow relaxing brain waves), and using a potent high dose combination of the above can put you to sleep in no time.