Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?
by Jéanne Hoss, Nutritional Educator
Too many people say No. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call sleep deprivation a public health epidemic. Countless articles tell us about the potential consequences of inadequate sleep that can significantly affect our health. The National Sleep Foundation website offers comprehensive information including a really neat chart showing the recommended hours of sleep by age group. And studies show that fewer than 6-7 hours of sleep per night can increase the risk of death!
Short term consequences include significant reductions in performance and alertness, injuries on the job or when driving, impaired memory and cognition, and more. If that isn’t bad enough, take a look at this: Long term untreated sleep deprivation can lead to the above short term consequences plus high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, mood disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), heart attack or failure, and more.
Adequate sleep reboots and restores. To get your share consistently, your brain must have optimal levels of serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), plus the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin, plus the relaxing and sleep-regulating neurotransmitters.
Ortho Molecular’s Cerenity PM addresses these needs beautifully with 5-HTP, PharmaGABA®, and taurine to boost levels of the neurotransmitters and hormones that promote relaxation and increase the deep, restorative stages of sleep.
And how about this: A study using 100 mg of PharmaGABA® has shown that it reduced sleep latency by 20% and increased the time spent in deep sleep by 20%. PharmaGABA® is a patented, naturally-sourced, non-synthetic form of GABA. By contrast, most commercially available forms use synthetic GABA made from pyrrolidinone, a compound that’s banned in Japan. Thus Cerenity PM wins out as just one example of the high-level supplements we offer for your consideration.
Cerenity PM also includes Phosphatidylserine (PS) to supplement the PS being made by the brain. PS helps regulate the elevated cortisol excretion that comes from the adrenal glands in response to stress and low blood glucose, and that plays a role in frequent waking.
And so, Cerenity PM is formulated for those with occasional sleeplessness. If that’s you, give it a try and let us know what you think!