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4 Supplements that Support Sleep – Dr. Jason Jones Elizabeth City NC, Chiropractor
You need quality sleep to maintain good health. Apart from the feeling of being well-rested, sleep consolidates your memory, facilitates the detoxification of your brain, and improves your athletic performance. More so, adequate sleep puts you in a better mood and even helps you lose weight.
Unfortunately, many of us struggle to get a good amount of sleep due to a lot of physical and psychological factors, including:
- Poor lifestyle choices
- Underlying medical conditions
That’s why at our Chiropractic office in Elizabeth City NC, we encourage adequate sleep. One of the reasons we do is because sleep deprivation can increase the risk of conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease, and depression. The good news is that if you’re sleeping poorly or you find it hard to fall asleep, you can enlist the help of a variety of natural sleep supplements including:
Melatonin- Melatonin is a hormone that is involved in key functions like sleep regulation. It is naturally produced in the body and it regulates your body rhythm based on the light around you. So, when it is getting dark, the hormone naturally lets your body express night-time behavior.
However, if you are not getting enough sleep at night or sunlight during the day, you may need an extra boost of melatonin. And the melatonin supplements are effective for helping catch some zzz’s. Studies even show that it not only helps you fall asleep but also enhances the quality of your sleep.
Chamomile tea- Chamomile is an herb and not actually a vitamin or mineral. A lot of people diffuse it as an essential oil and into the diet via chamomile tea. This acts as a relaxant that calms your nerves, relieves anxiety, and improves your overall wellbeing.
Valerian root- You might not have heard about the valerian root and its use to fight sleep disorders since ancient times. This root has been effective in treating anxiety for hundreds of years.
It is one of the natural solutions you can use when you struggling to fall asleep. Besides, it is added to some medicines for sleep disorders, and you can take a valerian root tablet to calm your body and put your mind at rest.
Kava plant- This plant is part of the pepper family, and it has been shown for long to be effective in relieving anxiety. Studies have shown that short-term use of Kava is okay to treat moderate anxiety. More so, much research has proven that both kava and valerian root works to improve sleep in people with stress-related insomnia. However, you need to avoid using kava if you take alcohol or drugs that are metabolized in the liver.
Other supplements that support sleep include vitamins and minerals such as:
- Iron, Magnesium, B vitamins, Vitamin D, Calcium and Potassium, Vitamin E
These minerals and nutrients are also great to support sound sleep. However, you need to ensure you keep a healthy diet and lifestyle to get a good night’s sleep. You can consult Dr. Jason Jones at our Chiropractic Office in Elizabeth City NC, to get recommendations of some natural supplements and measures to keep your sleep cycle in good shape.