Everyone needs a full night of deep, relaxing sleep to stay healthy, rejuvenate from the day, and help cope with everyday challenges.
Good sleep is more than restorative because interruption of your sleep cycle can affect alertness, performance, and lower your immune response in the days that follow.
In the last ten years, scientists have discovered a new system in the body that they call the Glymphatic system. Imagine, most doctors don’t know this system exists, how it works, or the critical brain and neurological benefits it provides. It operates almost exclusively while you are asleep. The Glymphatic system is part of the lymphatic system that clears toxins from your brain and central nervous system, enabling better focus, memory, and faster eye-hand coordination while awake.
People try all kinds of things, from tea to soothing music, to the soothing sound of waves and waterfalls, to relaxation techniques and meditation, to help them get a restful night’s sleep. Strenuous exercise during the day helps with sleep at night.
Few people, however, are aware of the need for micronutrient support for multiple body systems related to sleep and relaxation. Herbal Siesta™ addresses this need by providing herbs and nutrients important for neuro-inhibitory transmitters, hormonal function, and the musculoskeletal system.
Neuro-Inhibitory Neurotransmitters – GABA, Taurine
The brain communicates through the use of neurotransmitters, which can create different states of mind, such as alertness, panic, or relaxation. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter, which can prevent the brain from being overloaded by stimuli. Thus GABA is associated with mental states of calm and serenity, and promotes muscle relaxation. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter that is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system. GABA helps reduce “mind chatter” where you just can’t stop thinking to fall asleep. A small clinical trial has suggested that GABA may help some people fall asleep faster.
The amino acid taurine acts to control the excitability of neurons in the brain and thus nerve impulses.
Hormonal Function – Melatonin
Melatonin is a neurohormone produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin plays a crucial role in maintaining circadian rhythms, the body’s own inner time-keeping mechanism. This promotes rest and relaxation, and maintains healthy sleep-wake cycles. Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant.
Melatonin plays an important role in sleep regulation. Melatonin is a hormone created by your body with the help of l-tryptophan. Your body naturally connects your sleep-wake cycle to the rising and setting of the sun, but outside factors like light and alarm clocks impact our body’s processes. By adding melatonin to your routine, you can help your body recognize that it’s time to let go of the day’s stresses and turn in for a good night’s rest. Natural levels of melatonin decline with age, so supplementing is a convenient way to induce and normalize sleep.
Musculoskeletal System – Magnesium, Taurine
Muscle relaxation can have an immediate soothing effect on the mind as well as the body. Magnesium promotes healthy nerve function and plays a key role in the relaxation of muscles. Taurine helps support the uptake of calcium, which is also involved in neuromuscular function.
Jan Mensink MD reports that the particular form of magnesium in Herbal Siesta is beneficial for blood pressure management. This is no surprise, as it helps muscles relax.
Stress is a response to stimulation that disturbs an organism’s equilibrium or exceeds its ability to cope. Stress is everywhere now. Chronic stress is dangerous, as it can trigger or exacerbate many different diseases. In all likelihood, stress is a contributor to most diseases. Failure to fall asleep when going to bed, or the inability to fall back to sleep is a sign of stress, and lack of restful sleep contributes to further stress.
The body’s endocannabinoid system helps to manage stress and sleep. Satiated endocannabinoid receptors are happy receptors. CBD from hemp tincture has the ability to promote this calmness and relaxation. Read more about CBD and the Endocannabinoid System here.
Stress Response – Chamomile, Passion Flower, Skullcap, Lemon Balm
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, certain herbs have been used to balance the body’s response to stressful situations and restlessness. They may support the normal function of the nervous system. This targeted formula contains a blend of herbs to aid in addressing stress and sleeplessness. Passionflower, chamomile, skullcap, and lemon balm are herbs that have been used traditionally for promoting restful sleep and for calming effects.
Chamomile, Passion Flower, Lemon balm, and Skullcap are found in teas formulated to support sleep and are components of Herbal Siesta.
Supplements for Sleep and Relaxation
Equilibrium!™ CBD Hemp Tincture with natural Peppermint or Cinnamon flavor, helps maintain equilibrium. It is NANO-ENHANCED for superior bioavailability and Supercritical CO2 extracted for no chemical residue. It is ORGANIC, FULL SPECTRUM (including as many as 500 phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) CBD Hemp tincture. It supports the endocannabinoid system to help with relaxation and sleep, occasional minor anxiety, and occasional minor pain.
Herbal Siesta™ combines the powerful properties of magnesium and melatonin with key amino acid GABA and soothing herbs passionflower, chamomile, skullcap and lemon balm. This uniquely comprehensive combination provides a potent and relaxing nighttime sleep formula, with success reported by 80% of the people who use it.
During times of stress, magnesium stores in the body can be depleted. Supplementing with Magna-Soothe™ calms the muscles and nerves and supports deep relaxation. Magnesium is beneficial for heart health, bone strength, a healthy immune system, muscle relaxation and nervous system balance.