Going without proper, restful sleep can leave you feeling tired, restless, and unfocused throughout the day. Long-term sleep deprivation is tied to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, memory problems, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Restoration of a healthy sleeping cycle is possible through a combination of all-natural items that include different foods, supplements, and herbs as well as exercise. These tools work mainly by improving relaxation and promoting melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone the body secretes that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.
Valerian root is a great example of an herb with remarkable calming properties that keep you relaxed and help you sleep better. The calming effect of valerian root is a result of its ability to increase availability of GABA, a chemical messenger that has a sedative effect on the central nervous system. Different studies indicate that valerian root may help people fall asleep more quickly, enhance sleep quality, and increase sleep length.
Tart cherry juice is another go-to item for sleep improvement as it contains tryptophan, a protein known to boost melatonin production. Also helpful for sleep is staying physically active on a consistent basis. Yoga and Pilates are particularly helpful for promoting good sleep as they create calmness and relaxation.
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