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Seven Effective Tips for Healthy Sleep: Part 7

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Appropriate dietary supplementation

We understand life often times does not allow some or all of these steps to be taken to get quality sleep. The demands of life are thick and heavy and for shift workers sleep is even more challenging. After a conversation about common issues that plague shift workers, the aging community, and the fitness community, we established inadequate sleep as a major underlying cause for a host of problems in these three communities. This is when NightGainz was developed to provide the support needed to get quality sleep. Here is how the ingredients in NightGainz helps with sleep:

Magnesium is beneficial for energy production, relaxing muscles, calming the mind, supporting proper blood pressure levels, proper bone formation, and regulating electrolyte levels.It is involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body. Many people are deficient in magnesium and our modern food production methods no longer produce food as micronutrient rich as it once was. 

Glycine (from magnesium glycinate) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that can aid in falling asleep faster and reaching a deeper state of sleep.

Zinc helps with hormone production, tissue growth and repair, improves immunity and facilitates digestion. There are more than 300 different enzymes that require zinc to function normally. The act of sweating removes zinc from your body. Adequate zinc is needed to allow these functions to take place during sleep.

Vitamin B6 is involved with the processes used by the body to make serotonin, GABA, and melatonin, which all benefit sleep. Having an adequate supply of B6 aids the body in these processes.

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in your central nervous system. That is, your body uses GABA to dampen nerve activity in your brain, which leads to feelings of calm and relaxation. 

Melatonin is key in regulating the circadian rhythm. Many aspects of modern life prevent the brain from releasing this important hormone when it should be. A small amount of melatonin through supplementation can aid in keeping the circadian rhythm balanced and you ready for sleep.

We all want to be top performers in our respective disciplines and getting great sleep is the fastest and most effective way to move toward peak performance. Try to implement these tips and tools to get the best sleep possible. Let us know how it worked out for you.


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