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by Jon Miller, wellness educator

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Good sleep is essential for good health and for performing at your best. This is the time the body does its healing repair work. As Shakespeare put it, sleep “knits up the raveled sleeve of care”.

Choose a safe, dark place to sleep nightly, which is separate from the areas where you spend your time when awake. Go to bed and get up at the same times daily. Think about plans or worries in the morning or on the way to work, or on errands, not at bedtime.

The body gets its best sleep during the dark hours, a problem for those who work at night. A healthy pineal gland has a natural timing function in relation to the sun. It would function to awaken each of us shortly after dawn if we were not still sleeping deeply from exhaustion.

For those with insomnia, supplementation with high quality magnesium an hour or two before bed is a great help for difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep.

The herbs valerian root, passion flower and hops help with calming nervousness, anxiety and tension, assisting one to relax. Valerian root is the original source of the compounds used in the calmative medicine Valium. Chamomile has been long known as a relaxing herb. Click here for ordering these herbs.

Another option is melatonin, a natural hormone in which you may be deficient, that is available as a supplement.

Now there is a new holographic adhesive chip that can be placed on the body to balance the body's natural frequencies for bringing about deep sleep with no substances taken into the body. 

Ideally, adults would sleep from 10 or 11 pm to 6 or 7 am.

We really should turn off the "tubes" earlier. The TV and computer are not really relaxing. It is best to shut them off an hour or two before sleep time.

Enjoyable reading, especially an inspiring work, quietly playing a musical instrument or a engaging in a pleasant conversation, are good ways to wind down before bed.

Anyone who does not get as much sleep as they need will have a deficiency. You cannot operate at your best with sleep deprivation; and it can be a danger to yourself and others if you are driving, operating equipment or working with tools while tired.

You do not successfully catch up on missed sleep by "sleeping in" on weekends. To restore your diminished "sleep account", lengthen the time of sleep at night. A 30 to 60 minute nap during the day can be refreshing as well.

Children need a lot of sleep. Many do not get enough and it effects them in various ways.

According to survey statistics, 40% of children in America don't go to bed at the time they should for good health. Also, they do not perform well or behave well when they are missing sleep. In many cases they lose sleep because, due to their work schedule, one or both of the parents keep a child up to spend some time together.

Children need good sleep for proper brain and nerve development. Not only the amount of sleep is important, but the timing of it as well. The body is naturally oriented to sleeping during the dark hours.

The pineal gland has a clock-like feature. It sets its schedule by the sun. One of its functions is to awaken one shortly after dawn. It can be unbalancing to try to have a child's sleep schedule conform to what is convenient. If children are overly tired, they may not wake up easily as they would when properly rested.

Most babies need a nap about 9 or 10 a.m., again around 1 p.m., and their bed time should be around 7 to 7:30 p.m. It is a myth that a young child can properly make up for a missed nap by going to bed early, or compensate for a late bedtime by sleeping later in the morning. It is best to follow the natural sleep rhythm.

A regular bedtime is nearly as important as the quantity of sleep, but the latter is crucial. From age 1 year up to about 6, a child should have 10 to 12 hours of sleep at night, with a nap during the day of 1 to 1 1/2 hours. From ages 6 to 10, 9 or 10 hours are appropriate. At least 9 or 91/2 hours are needed by children 11 through 14. However, by age 13, teens are only averaging 81/2 hours. For ages 15 to 17, 81/2 hours is a minimum, but by age 17 the average teen is only getting 7.3 hours.

Make sure that children get to bed at an appropriate time. If you are feeling guilty for not spending enough time with your child, do what you can to rearrange your schedule to be available during the child's proper waking hours. In any case, get over any guilt about the situation. Establish a bedtime routine for younger children: a bath, a short book, and bedtime at 8 or 8:30 pm with no variance.

Difficulties that need attention in regard to children's sleep are: resistance to going to bed or getting to sleep; early rising; awakenings during the night without returning to sleep easily; and snoring, which is often a sign of sleep apnea (temporary breath stoppage causing oxygen deficiency).

Some of the problems arising from sleep deprivation in children include: depression, moodiness, crankiness, hyperactivity, aggressiveness, attention and memory problems, and poor performance in school that can continue until adulthood.

37% of teenagers have sleep deprivation problems, as do many adults.

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Herbal Sleep

Benefits:
• Supports proper nervous system function. 
• Promotes restful sleep.
• Provides soothing and calming properties.

Description:

Herbal Sleep promotes appropriate nervous system function by supporting restful sleep and providing soothing and calming properties.

The combination consists of:
-  Valerian root
-  Passion flower aerial parts
-  Hops flowers

Recommended Usage For Adults: Take 2 capsules daily with a meal.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings per container: 50
Amount Per 2 Capsules
Proprietary blend

780 mg*

    Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)
    Passion Flower Aerial Parts (Passiflora incarnata)
    Hops Flowers (Humulus lupulus)
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, and water.

WARNING NOTICE:

Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care professional prior to taking this supplement.
 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
 
The bottle was sealed for your protection. Do not use if inner seal is missing or damaged.

Nature's Sunshine uses natural source materials in its products that are subject to color variation.

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Melatonin

Benefits
• Helps promote the body's natural sleep rhythm
• Helps you feel more alert and rested after a night's sleep
• May help fight jet lag
• Possesses antioxidant properties and many benefit the immune system


 
Melatonin Extra®—3 mg is an exclusive formula containing melatonin, a natural compound produced by the pineal gland (located in the center of the brain). Melatonin is vitally important to health when you consider three factors: aging, energy and sleep. As people age they produce less melatonin.

Melatonin can help restore the body’s natural sleep rhythm. Used as directed, it may help you feel more alert and satisfied after a full night of rest. In addition, mounting evidence shows that melatonin acts as a powerful antioxidant, meaning it may benefit the body’s immune system.

Each capsule of Melatonin Extra contains 3 mg of melatonin (derived from non-bovine sources), combined with Ginkgo biloba concentrate (standardized to 24 percent glycosides), Ginkgo biloba leaves (may aid circulation to the brain), eleuthero (a famous adaptogen known to have a calming effect on the nervous system) and 30 IU (100 percent Daily Value) of vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol).

CAUTION: Melatonin should not be taken during the day; it may cause drowsiness.

Recommended Usage for Adults: Take 1 capsule 30 minutes prior to bedtime.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount Per Capsule

% Daily Value

Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol
    from soy)

30 IU

100%

Melatonin

3 mg

*

Proprietary Blend

105 mg

*

    Ginkgo Leaves (Ginkgo biloba) standardized to
        24% ginkgo flavone glycosides
    Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), gelatin, and water.

WARNING:

For adult use only. Not for use by children, teenagers, or pregnant or lactating women.

Do not take this product during the day as it can cause drowsiness.

Do not take this product when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. Use only at bedtime.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Do not use if inner seal is missing or damaged.

Nature’s Sunshine uses natural source materials in its products that are subject to color variation.

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Melatonin Extra

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5 HTP Power

  • Benefits:
    •Improves sleep quality and duration
    •Supports the nervous system and enhances mood
    •May help decrease feelings of hunger


5-HTP Power contains hydroxytryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that helps regulate appetite, mood and sleep.

Hydroxytryptophan is converted into serotonin in the body, which may help elevate mood, assist in controlling hunger and promote restful sleep.

5-HTP Power is a blend of three adaptogenic herbs—eleuthero, ashwaganda and suma — along with 5-HTP to help the body adjust to changes. It also contains vitamin B6 and zinc, which support the action of 5-HTP.

Each capsule contains 35 mg of 5-HTP.

CAUTION: If taking a prescription medication, consult a health care practitioner before taking this product. Pregnant or nursing women should seek the advice of a health care practitioner before using this supplement. Do not use this product for more than three months without taking a two-week rest.

Recommended Usage for Adults:

Take 1 capsule three times daily with a meal.

The 35 mg of 5-HTP in this product allows flexibility when adjusting serving size.

Description:

5-hydroxytryptophan (35 mg), Dietary Herbal Supplement
 

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount Per Capsule

% Daily Value

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)

3 mg

150%

Zinc (oxide)

3 mg

20%

5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan)

35 mg

*

Proprietary Blend

386 mg

*

    Eleuthero(Eleutherococcus senticosus)
    Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera)
    Suma Bark (Pfaffia paniculata)
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin and water.

Warning:

Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health care provider prior to taking this supplement.

Contact your health care provider if taking any prescription drug.

Do not use this product for more than three months without taking a 2-week rest.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The bottle was sealed for your protection. Do not use if inner seal is missing or damaged.

Nature’s Sunshine uses natural source materials in its products that are subject to color variation.

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