Need a Good Night’s Rest? Try SleepSense®
This month, Ajax-Pickering Village Chiropractic’s WomenSense™ product of the month is SleepSense®.
Available for purchase at our clinic, SleepSense® is an all-natural supplement from Preferred Nutrition that helps promote a restful, peaceful night’s sleep. SleepSense® not only improves sleep quality, but may also increase the number of hours you sleep, as well.
From the Preferred Nutrition website:
Melatonin is a naturally occurring compound found in plants and animals. It has been extensively researched and used for centuries as a natural and safe aid for promoting restful sleep. In humans, melatonin is produced by the pineal gland, a gland about the size of a pea, located in the center of the brain. The melatonin signal forms part of the system that regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle by causing drowsiness and lowering the body’s temperature.
Melatonin helps to maintain the body’s circadian rhythm, an internal 24-hour “clock” that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up. When it is dark, the body produces more melatonin; when it is light, the production of melatonin drops. Being exposed to bright lights in the evening or too little light during the day can disrupt the body’s normal melatonin cycles. For example, jet lag and shift work can disrupt melatonin cycles.
As the body ages, Melatonin levels often decrease and low Melatonin levels have been associated with insomnia in the elderly. Supplementing with SleepSense® can help combat insomnia in people whose natural production of Melatonin is below normal.
Melatonin also has strong antioxidant effects. Medical evidence suggests that it may help strengthen the immune system.
SleepSense® also contains Vitamin B12 to enhance the effects of Melatonin. Studies show that Vitamin B12 causes an earlier release of Melatonin at night, which can reset the sleep-wake cycle.