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Melatonin is an Herbal Sleep Aid That May Help You Achieve Rem Sleep

Updated on September 28, 2014

Melatonin Helps Many Sleep Better

Melatonin is an herbal sleep aid that helps thousands of people achieve better sleep.

Sleep deprivation is just plain rampant in our modern world. Much of the problem is due to the high paced lifestyle we all have which causes the lack of time to get the sleep we need. Not getting enough sleep on a daily basis can affect our moods, our personal relationships, and definitely our work performance. Here are some common symptoms of sleep deprivation (or not getting enough sleep):

* tiredness, lethargic

* irritability, crankiness, being edgy

* inability to tolerate or handle stress

* problems with concentration and memory (forgetfulness or fuzzy memories)

* behavioral, learning or social problems

* frequent infections (frequent colds/flu)

* blurred vision (also spotted vision)

* vague discomfort (overall discomfort, not specific areas)

* changes in appetite

* activity intolerance

There are quite a few things that a person can do to improve their sleep patterns. Along with Melatonin, here are a few of them:

Relaxation Techniques - Learning some relaxation techniques can help relieve fatigue, anxiety, stress, and tension. This can help decrease blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and decrease oxygen consumption. Mental stress may also be reduced by taking up a new form activity like brisk walking, yoga, dancing, or strength training.

Environment - Be aware of what environment distractions you have in or around your sleeping room. You may want to remove the TV from the bedroom for a more calming and relaxing sleeping environment. Replace bright lights in the bedroom with soft and lesser wattage bulbs. Music can often relax people who have a difficult time sleeping. Find some soothing music and relax before going to bed. Other soothing sounds may be nature sounds like ocean waves, wind, rain, or bubbling water.

More Habits That May Help You Sleep Better

Diet - Sleeping on a full stomach makes it difficult to rest well. Avoid eating large meals and high fat foods before bed time. If you need to eat right before bedtime, try eating food with high carbohydrate contents like bread, crackers, or cereal. Avoid high sugar foods. Do your best to avoid large consumptions of fluids before going to sleep and ensure your bladder is empty.

Avoid Caffeine & Alcohol - Caffeine is a mild stimulant. Cola, coffee, tea, and chocolate are high in caffeine. Consuming caffeine before going to bed will make it difficult to fall asleep. Once you are able to fall asleep, any sleep you achieve will be lighter and less satisfying. Caffeine also acts as a diuretic and may result in an increased need to get up during the night due to a full bladder.

Alcohol is classified as a depressant. It can make a person drowsy and falling asleep may become easier. However, by drinking alcohol, a person may sleep lighter and wake up much more frequently. It may also reduce sleep so that a person cannot sleep for as long as needed.

Exercise - Completing some form of daily exercise (walking, stretching, yoga, swimming, etc.) often helps people to sleep better at night. While it is usually recommended to exercise early in the day and to avoid physical activity right before bedtime, there ARE some people who do very well exercising in the evening right before bedtime. I myself happen to sleep better by exercising for 1/2 hour at nighttime (treadmill, strength training, stationary bike), taking a relaxing shower or bath, and going straight to bed. It clears my mind and tires my body enabling me to sleep much better than when I don't exercise in the evening.

Pain Management - If you experience chronic pain, use methods to relieve pain before sleep (find a position your body is comfortable with, soothing massage, medication, etc.). A body that experiences pain will NOT rest or sleep well.

I hope that this list gives you a few new ideas in which to try to get a better night's rest. And don't forget that melatonin can also promote deep sleep without any side or ill effects.

Melatonin May Provide Calm Restful Sleep For Busy People

When your busy lifestyle gets in the way of a good night's sleep, Melatonin can help calm your body so you can get the rest you need.

All day long the phone rings, clients and customers have your attention, music is blaring, car horns are honking, kids are yelling, dogs are barking, the TV is running, even the dryer has a noise maker getting your attention when the cycle is complete. Noise, constant activity, stress, and many other factors all can cause insomnia. Agel Rem can help you get the rest and good sleep that you need to promote immune system health.

Getting a good night's rest is critical to your immune health. If your body doesn't get enough sleep to heal the body, you start being more prone to colds, flu, and other health conditions.

Would You Share Your Experience With Melatonin?

Not only do I promote Melatonin, but I also take it to ensure I get a good night's sleep when I think my body is too wound up or stressed. This stuff works for me, although I've heard it doesn't affect everyone in the same way.

Please feel free to leave a comment about this hub.

Stay healthy and get your rest!

Michelle

Melatonin Helps Me Get a Good Night's Sleep!

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      WaterMom 6 years ago

      I actually use melatonin based products when I can't seem to sleep at night and they work wonderfully on me. I do know a "few" people who say melatonin doesn't work on them, but the majority love this product.

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      Jesusine 6 years ago

      Nothing like a good night's sleep to help you stay focused at work the next day. I'm a teacher, I need my REST! :)

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      BagsNMore 6 years ago

      Some very good information here, thanks!

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      Jeffersway 6 years ago

      Well, I've also tried this product (REM) and I was amazed! Still am. The fact that it's natural and are you ready for this, it reminds me of "cotton candy" as it dissolves on my tongue. How fun is that? Anyway, when I use it, my sleep is very easy and restful. What more can you ask for? I'm hooked!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just a testimonial to say that I have actually tried this product! Twenty minutes after I took the product I thought it wasn't going to work on me, I was feeling mellow, but not tired. Ten minutes after that I decided to lay down and I don't remember anything after that. I was out like a light and slept great. Since I often work 3rd shifts and need to sleep when others are up, this is a great product for me to have around the house. I'm so glad there are natural products like the Agel Rem to help people like me function well even with weird work schedules. I've now ordered my 2nd pack and plan on using this as needed from now on. SOLD!

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      AceEmbroidery 6 years ago

      Yes, and the older we get, the harder it can be to get a good nights sleep. Great site.