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Insomnia (sometimes referred to as 'sleeplessness',) is a common form of sleep disorder, where the sufferer is not able to fall asleep (or stay asleep as long) as they would like. It affects one in four people globally and can significantly diminish quality of life.
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Insomnia Info

“Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.”

Jon Stewart

Insomnia (sometimes referred to as 'sleeplessness',) is a common form of sleep disorder, where the sufferer is not able to fall asleep (or stay asleep as long) as they would like. It affects one in four people globally and can significantly diminish quality of life. While the term is used to describe a disorder of disturbed sleep, insomnia is practically defined as answering 'yes' to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"

Insomnia can occur at any age, but it is particularly common in the elderly. Insomnia can be short term (up to three weeks) or long term (above 3–4 weeks), which can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability and an increased risk of heart disease and automobile related accidents.

Those who are having trouble sleeping sometimes turn to sleeping pills, which can help when used occasionally but may lead to dependence or addiction if used regularly for an extended period.

There are natural health remedies available that may help you sleep. 

Elevated melatonin levels coincide with the body's normal time for sleeping. L-tryptophan (as found in 5-HTP) is an amino acid that serves as a precursor for serotonin and melatonin and thus promotes better sleeping patterns.

Presence of melatonin is highly correlated with the body's sleep-wake cycle (as controlled by the circadian cycle.) Low melatonin levels have been linked to insomnia, particularly in the elderly. Several studies have found that melatonin supplementation is able to improve sleep. 

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in cellular communication and regulation of circadian rhythms. As sleep restriction increases, intracellular magnesium concentrations decline. Magnesium supplementation combined with melatonin and zinc has been shown to improve sleep in the elderly 

Zinc may also play a role in facilitating sleep. One study observed that women with high levels of zinc in their bodies slept for longer periods of time than women with low levels (Song 2012). As mentioned above, when combined with melatonin and magnesium, zinc also supported quality of sleep in the elderly (Rondanelli 2011). Among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, zinc (in combination with magnesium and omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids) helped relieve problems falling asleep (Huss 2010).

Valerian is a sedative herb that has been used for over 300 years as a treatment of insomnia. Valerian root helps reduce brain activity and allows users to fall asleep more easily. The typical dose of valerian is about 300 to 600 mg, taken between half an hour and two hours before going to bed. It may take up to two weeks of daily usage for the sedative effect to take place. Chamomile is used as a tea to promote sleep and relaxation. Passionflower is also  known for its sedative and anxiety-reducing effects. Lavender oils have been used for the treatment of insomnia. Some studies have found that lavender oil improves sleep quality and reduces feelings of drowsiness after awakening.

Product Reviews

  • Fantastic results

    I have been taking this product for two weeks, I decided I had to try something to help with depression. I had been feeling tied, stressed and just not coping with a very busy life. I can't believe how different I feel. Life is worth living and I enjoy each day with the ability to stay in the "now" and not stress about the if, buts and maybes, of the future. I also have so much more energy, as my day starts at 3.00am I find I can tick along very well all day with out getting tied and stressed. Also sleeping very well. I am one extremely happy customer.



  • Great product.

    This helps with sleep and aches and pains, certainly notice when I haven't taken two tablets the night before.



  • Go Healthy Go Magnesium Sleep

    I have found this product most helpful especially if you have aches & pains that can disturb you either getting to sleep or staying asleep.



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