Nature's Benefit - Sleep Naturally - 30 Vegetarian Capsules
- Brand:Nature's Benefit
Sleep Naturally™ is a proprietary product that combines herbal support of restful sleep with Valerian Root, Chamomile Flower, Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Skullcap Whole and Ashwagandha Root, and specific vitamins and minerals (Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid) with the power of the sleep hormone melatonin and the natural effects of 5 Hydroxytryptophan. This combination of natural substances should be avoided by pregnant women and children and it should not be mixed with alcohol or used when driving or operating machinery. Dietary supplements that provided nutritional support for restful sleep are the preferred first-line options. There is a modern epidemic of sleeplessness that causes much mental and physical disability. Reductions in the amount or quality of sleep have been associated with many disorders, including: premature aging, disability and death from accidents, being overweight and poor control of diabetes – to name a few.
There has been a widespread unhealthy tendency for a large proportion of the population to rely on drugs to induce sleep. All pharmaceuticals used for sleep possess disadvantages or limitations, including cost and side effects. Tolerance to sleeping medication rapidly develops, requiring increased dosage and “hangover” is a problem. In 2005, there were 26.6 million prescriptions given by doctors for Ambien® (Sanofi-Aventis) and the drug Lunesta® (Sepracor) is used by millions of people. All sleep drugs are best used for only a couple of weeks but as many of one third of all people taking sleeping pills take them on a continuing basis. There haven been increasing reports of the occurrences of “zombie-like” states, strange behavior, eating disorders and weight gain with popular drugs used for sleep. The use of OTC sleep drugs is associated with an unknown amount of side-effects, especially in the elderly.
There are many simple, gentle and natural options to achieve restful sleep. I have summarized many of these approaches in my book entitled “The Sleep Naturally Plan”, Wellness Publishing Inc., Little Falls, NJ, 2006. Leading-edge dietary supplement technology has led to the formulation of the product Sleep Naturally™. It is apparent that natural substances known to assist in the achievement of restful sleep are best used in safe combinations. Thus, a relatively small dose of a number of natural substances that promote sleep can work together, in concert. This produces a superior, simple and effective outcome. This is the concept of synergy where ingredients have “helper” effects on each other. This approach may help avoid the tolerance that may invariably occur when a single natural substance or drug is used to promote sleep.