How Well Rested May Help Improve Sleep

How Well Rested May Help Improve Sleep

MenoLabs News | Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Insomnia is more common in women than it is in men, and there may be a reason for that. Estrogen’s effect on sleep and sleep quality runs further than we know. Estrogen impacts the production, regulation, and release of certain neurotransmitters, what we commonly refer to as sleep hormones. These sleep hormones regulate the many processes that need to occur in order to induce sleep. 

However, as estrogen levels fluctuate or decrease through changes in the menstrual cycle and/or the menopausal transition, it becomes more difficult for the brain to release these sleep hormones effectively. These changes increase sleep deprivation conditions like insomnia.

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So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find a way to help support better sleep. Well Rested is a sleep-aid specifically formulated with key ingredients to help support insomnia relief for women of all ages. It’s designed to help improve the regulation of sleep hormones and get the body ready to sleep. 

So the real question is, how does it work? 

Helps Relax The Body

Among the many ingredients within the Well Rested formula is gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. It acts similarly to a neurotransmitter like serotonin or melatonin, so it’s often classified as such. However, GABA has an abundance of responsibilities when it comes to inducing sleep. 

One of those responsibilities is to help relax the muscles. Muscle tension during sleep is fairly common, especially for people who experience chronic levels of high stress. Stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline cause muscles to strain, which can ultimately weaken them later on in life. GABA reduces levels of stress hormones and helps muscles to relax, making the body feel weightless when preparing for sleep. 

Helps Lower Brain Activity

Another key function that GABA plays in the sleep process is lowering neural activity in the brain. There are around 100 billion neurons in the brain, each one sends information from cell to cell throughout the body’s nervous system. High neural activity means that the brain is highly alert and able to manage tasks, maintain concentration, and so on. So while it’s great to have high neural activity during the workday, it’s a bit of a problem when it comes time to go to sleep. 

High neural activity before bed is one of the biggest contributors to insomnia. When the brain remains highly active, the body can’t relax. Heart rate remains high, core body temperature remains high, and muscles remain tense. This makes it difficult for the body to prepare itself for sleep. Lowering neural activity in the brain is crucial to start the sleep process. GABA helps lower neural activity in the brain, which can then help lower body temperature and relax the body overall. 

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Helps Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep helps us consolidate and store memories, but not getting enough quality sleep can impact how effectively the brain stores memory. Deep sleep is required for the brain to maintain cognitive functions. Without deep sleep, mental concentration, and memory retention suffer. Insomnia interrupts quality deep sleep, and people who wake up periodically throughout the night often have difficulty achieving enough quality sleep.

Well Rested is designed to help support sleep by helping the body fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. There are three major compounds in the Well Rested formula that can help support improve sleep quality: magnesium, melatonin, and glycine. Each of these compounds interacts with other chemicals in the brain to help induce deep sleep. 

Magnesium is a chemical element that binds to GABA receptors in the brain and helps regulate the release of GABA. This process helps lower neural activity in the brain, which can help prepare the body for deep sleep. With the coupled effect of magnesium on GABA, brain activity lowers and the body relaxes. 

Melatonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate your sleep cycles. Melatonin is responsible for controlling when your body should wake up, when to sleep, and even when to eat. Melatonin performs many functions in the sleep process, but one of the most important things it does when it comes to aiding deep sleep is lowering dopamine levels. High levels of dopamine can actually inhibit the sleep induction process and make it more difficult for people to fall into a deep sleep. Melatonin binds onto receptors in the brain that can reduce dopamine levels, making it easier for you to fall asleep and achieve quality sleep. 

Last is glycine. Glycine is an amino acid that aids in the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Glycine helps increase serotonin production and release. Serotonin is responsible for stabilizing mood and helping both the brain and body to feel calm. When serotonin levels are high, the body relaxes, making it easier to fall into deep sleep. 

Support Insomnia Relief With Well Rested

Insomnia is no one’s friend and it shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying yourself during the holidays, or from getting the sleep you need to stay healthy. Well Rested is our gift to you this holiday season to help you support insomnia relief and get back to feeling healthy. Buy your first bottle of Well Rested today and get on the path to a restful night!

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One in four women suffer from insomnia, with trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or even both. Our founder Vanessa has suffered from insomnia for years, so we formulated an all-natural sleep aid to address the specific needs of women!

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