Today I wanted to go over our Deep Sleep Gummies. We get a lot of questions from clients about sleep, especially about having trouble falling asleep, and our sleep gummies are a great tool to help with this. I don’t think they fix all sleep issues, they are just a starting point. Let’s start by talking about why good sleep is important.
INCREASING SLEEP QUALITY
I’m sure each of you has been told many times over that you need to get more sleep. The idea isn’t new, but I want to distinguish the two parts of sleep: quality of sleep and quantity of sleep. Both are important, but getting the needed quantity of sleep isn’t always possible. So I’m going to focus more on the quality of sleep and how deep sleep gummies can help with that. There are 3 cycles of sleep: light, deep, and REM. When we talk about increasing the quality of sleep we are looking to have more deep and REM sleep and reduce the amount of light sleep we have. So think of your time asleep as a pie graph. You want to have a specific ratio for each cycle:
- Light: The period before deep sleep, is meant to do some restorative work but also be available to wake up quickly if needed. This should be 50% of your time asleep.
- Deep: This is when your muscles repair and grow, this should be 23% of your sleep
- REM: This is when your brain restores and reboots, this should be 22% of your sleep
- Awake: you’ll have about 5% of your time in a slightly awake stage during the night as well
We really can’t affect the REM sleep. The brain will get the amount it needs of this sleep cycle no matter what. If you only have 2 hours available and your brain needs all that time to recover, you’ll spend 95% of that time in REM. Deep sleep is where we make the biggest impact. Hence the name of our gummies. To affect deep sleep we can put together many tools and habits such as black-out curtains, bedtime routines, and supplements. If you only have 6 hours available to sleep, we want to make the 6 hours be at least 23% deep sleep so you can recover quickly. If you don’t recover well, your muscles will be sorer, your alertness will be down, and inflammation in the body will be higher. These can all affect fat loss by affecting work, food cravings, laziness, and much more.
BREAKDOWN OF INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
Now that we have a good understanding of sleep and why getting quality sleep is essential for recovery and fat loss, we will shift focus to our deep sleep gummies. Let’s take a moment to break down the supplement itself.
- Vitamin B6 – Found in many foods and known as pyridoxine, this helps the body use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food. Vitamin B6 aids in the production of the hormones serotonin and melatonin, both of which are important to sound, restful sleep, and also to mood. There’s a strong correlation between depression and sleep problems.
- Passiflora Extract – This is an herb used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and hysteria. It appears to boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain. This compound lowers brain activity, which may help you relax and sleep better.
- Melatonin – Melatonin is a hormone that your brain produces by the pineal gland at night in response to darkness. It helps with the timing of your circadian rhythms (24-hour internal clock) and with sleep.
DOES TAKING MELATONIN HAVE ANY NEGATIVE EFFECTS?
- I’ve read a few different times that if you consistently take 10mg or more of melatonin a night your body will slowly produce less and less.
- The worst case is producing less melatonin over time, but as long as you can supplement with it you should really be okay. However, we like to lean on the side of caution.
- That’s why in our formula, we use only 2mg and keep that dosage much lower than most other supplements.
HOW, Why, AND WHEN TO TAKE Them
- These are simple products to use. They are a tasty gummy.
- You take 2 gummies 15-30 minutes before bed. Melatonin is a fast-acting release so you should be getting tired within that time frame.
- You can either use these every night, on nights when you are traveling, or any time you seem to struggle with sleep.
Call To Action
- If you are struggling with sleep at all, this is a great starting point. There are many other things you can do to work on your sleep and we’ll dig into those deeper in future podcasts. But this is a quick and simple starting point.