Sleep Support Supplements
Many of us are experiencing more stress, and lack of sleep can often be a result and a cause of more stress! Lack of sleep leads to daytime fatigue, lack of focus and attention to detail at work, irritability and depressed mood. In addition to day to day stress playing a role in lack of sleep, often when hormones fluctuate, such as during pre-menopause and menopause, difficulty sleeping is often a result. If you find yourself waking up at 3am on a regular basis, hormones are often the culprit, as our natural progesterone helps us fall asleep and healthy levels of estrogen keep us asleep. We see these hormonal changes usually start at age 40 in most people.
However, even with adequate hormones, many continue to experience frequent sleep disruptions and would like to find help to aid with achieving adequate sleep without feeling groggy in the morning. I have found several, non-melatonin, over the counter supplements that I have personally found to be effective that you can take to help you fall and stay asleep, that do not cause any morning grogginess, which is often an issue with melatonin or taking sleep aids such as Benadryl. I recommend taking 1 each before bed of the below supplements.
HPA Axis Sleep Cycle By Gaia Herbs (Professional Solutions)
As you sleep, your body repairs and restores itself. HPA Axis Sleep Cycle helps support the body’s systems that support a healthy response to stress. This supplement contains Ashwagandha and several other natural supplements to aid the hormonal system. Ashwagandha is purported to work on the hypothalamus pituitary system.
Ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera) 80 mg
Reishi Mushroom fruiting body extract (Ganoderma lucidum) 70 mg
Cordyceps Mushroom fruiting body extract (Cordyceps militaris) 50 mg
Proprietary Extract Blend 750 mg
Mimosa Tree bark (Albizia julibrissin)
Magnolia bark (Magnolia officinalis)
Vervain aerial parts
Lemon Balm aerial parts (Melissa officinalis)
Zen Adapt with Sensoril by Allergy Research Group
Zen Adapt enhances the parasympathetic nervous system balancing action of GABA and L-Theanine with the addition of Sensoril®, a pure water extract of ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb well known for its ability to help the body function under stress. GABA receptors in the brain help us relax and stabilize moods. Common GABA receptor agonists are progesterone, Valium and alcohol, that also help people relax!
Sensoril® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extract 125 mg® - Sensoril® is protected under U.S. Patent No. 7,318,938 and CA Patent No. 2,508,478.
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) 550 mg
L-Theanine 200 mg
Perque Sleep Guard
The amino acid tryptophan, by working synergistically with serotonin, supports restorative sleep and sleep rhythms, brain activity, mood and energy. This supplement includes vitamins B2 and B6 for enhanced uptake and function.
L-Tryptophan 500 mg
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 3 mg
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate) 3 mg
Magnesium 5 mg
This product is a unique patent-pending formula that integrates clinically studied ingredients to support deep sleep, cognition, immunity, and long-term sleep performance.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha® (Withania somnifera) Root Extract 150 mg