Lorna Vanderhaeghe SLEEPsmart
Lorna Vanderhaeghes SLEEPsmart includes ingredients that help you to acheive a better, more restful sleep.
Valerian is used to ease insomnia, anxiety and nervous restlessness. Valerian is a mild sedative believed to increase the levels of a chemical in the brain called GABA. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, inducing a relaxation effect. Benzodiazepine drugs including alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) also work using this principle. Studies have found valerian to be effective in treating sleep troubles, in reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and in improving sleep quality.
Hops is a sedative and calming agent, it is another favorite in herbal medicine for relieving nervousness and improving sleep.
Passionflower is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Its calming properties are well known. Like valerian, passionflower is believed to work by increasing GABA in the brain. Several studies have found passionflower to be effective in reducing the symptoms of anxiety.
Chamomile's main use as a calming agent and sleep aid. It also has ability to help relax muscle contractions, particularly in the smooth muscles of the intestines. For this reason, it is also used in herbal medicine to relieve mild digestive disturbances such as bloating and belching, as well as inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Melatonin is a hormone manufactured from serotonin (our feel good hormone) and secreted by the pineal gland. Melatonin is most well known for its ability to control our sleep-wake cycles where it is secreted in darkness and suppressed by light. It is also used to treat jetlag where it resets our internal clock when we travel by air across several time zones.
- Relieves nervousness
- Promotes deep, restful sleep
- Helps to reduce stress
- Stops night-time waking
- Helps to increase sleep time
- Helps to reset the body's sleep-wake cycle
- Helps to reduce the time it takes to fall sleep
Directions: 1 capsule before bed.
1 capsule before bed.