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Yes, it's possible to fall asleep and stay asleep!

Stress and sleep are two of the most common concerns that most people visit health stores for.

Both sleep and stress go hand in hand. If you are stressed and have a multitude of things on your mind then that can keep you awake. Not being able to sleep causes further stress and anxiety as you start counting down the hours until morning.

Sleep is important for our overall well-being. 7-8 hours of sleep is recommended and yet most of us don’t get that much.

Sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure, compromised immune system, weight gain and even diabetes.

Practicing better sleep hygiene can help gett the zzz that your body craves. Try these simple tips for a better night’s sleep.

Silence the noise - Turn off electronics at least 30 - 60 minutes beforehand or if you must be in front of the computer or TV then try wearing blue-light-blocking glasses.

Lights off - Close curtains or wear an eye mask to create darkness. This will help with getting more quality sleep.

Eating right before bed is not the best thing to do, as now your body has to work hard to break down the food instead of relaxing.

Exercise to sleep. Gentle stretches and breathing exercises help the body and mind prepare for sleep.

Prepare for the next day. We often lay awake thinking about all the things we didn’t do or need to do. Keep a pen and paper on your nightstand to quickly jot down the things you need to remember for the next day this will help take the load off the mind and help you sleep without worries.

If you are still having trouble relaxing or just can’t stay asleep, then sleep supplements can help. Depending on what is keeping you up at night there are a few different supplements that can help relax your tired and wired mind.

If your body is tired or tense due to overwork or your restless legs are keeping you up at night then supplementing with Magnesium Bisglycinate can help. This is specialized magnesium with Glycine that helps mainly for muscle relaxation.

Unable to shut your brain down? L-theanine may just be the supplement for you. L-theanine is an amino acid that helps the mind relax without causing drowsiness so you can even take it during the day if needed.

If you are having a hard time getting to sleep, or the sleep just won't come then try supplementing 5HTP during the day as it helps with serotonin production which then gets converted to Melatonin at night. You can also buy Melatonin in various strengths. If you have never taken Melatonin then start off with a lighter dosage and adjust as needed.

Now you are lying awake and getting anxious because there are only a few more hours left before you have to get up again, now what? GABA can help put your mind at ease. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in your brain. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. It's available by itself or as part of sleep supplements.

If you prefer an all-in-one solution then try Sleep N Beauty. Sleep N Beauty is a powdered sleep supplement that contains everything you need to relax and sleep along with collagen-building L-lysine and immune-strengthening ingredients. If the powdered supplement is not your thing then Sleep Great is a good choice as it has everything you need for a better night's sleep.

Sleep is one of the most important factors in healthy living. It is in your best interest to seek the help you need to have the quality sleep that you need and desire.


As always this is for information purposes only and is not intended to treat or diagnose any conditions. Please consult with your primary health care practitioner if you are taking any medications or are undergoing any treatments.