https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js Adults should get 7-8 hours of sleep every night in order to maintain proper health. A full nights rest helps ease stress, helps with weight management and reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Due to hectic schedules and every day stress most Americans do not get enough sleep.
Stress, depression and anxiety has caused me to suffer from insomnia for several years. I have tried nearly every sleep remedy on the market, used lavender, taken baths before bed and tried herbal teas to promote relaxation but still it takes me several hours to fall asleep at night. After taking Jarrow Formulas Sleep Optimizer a half an hour before bed for the past week I have been able to once again enjoy a full night’s rest.
How does it work?
Sleep Optimizer is a combination of herbs and amino acids that work together to support healthy sleep by addressing all three stages of sleep. Sleep Optimizer promotes relaxation, facilitates falling asleep and helps
maintain a regular sleep cycle. By combining GABA, Tryptophan, Melatonin, Hops, Valerian, and Lemon balm to Sleep Optimizer helps you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep longer.
GABA is the principal inhibitory brain signal used to induce tranquility and promote restful sleep. Tryptophan helps reduce stress and promotes relaxation as a precursor for serotonin (the feel-good messenger), and supports sleep as a precursor for melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that controls the biological clock and signals the entry into sleep. Hops can help with nerves, anxiety and sleep. The combination of valerian and hops flower has been studied for reducing sleep latency (the delay before entry into sleep). Valerian is valued for its mild sedative and calming properties, having been used for thousands of years for sleep difficulties. Lemon balm is used widely to help reduce stress. Lemon balm herb and valerian work together to produce a relaxation effect.
*Disclosure: I received a bottle of Jarrow Formulas Sleep Optimizer in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on Google+.