Sleep
Energy and Mood

Sleep

Sleep is a very important physiological process, as it regulates the body’s functions. It is responsible for promoting / facilitating energy conservation, synthesis and secretion of hormones and proteins, learning and memory through brain changes. Sleep is mainly driven by the circadian cycle, which involves exposure to light, hormones such as melatonin, and hypothalamic activity. The compounds that help regulate sleep work in different pathways, they can facilitate the process of falling asleep, increase the duration of continuous sleep or improve the quality of sleep.

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Self-reports of insomnia are reduced with supplementation of ashwagandha in women undergoing chemotherapy, people with anxiety disorders, and chronically stressed people.
In persons undergoing mild sleep deprivation, 3g of glycine an hour before sleep is in a position to extend sleep quality and improve self-reports of fatigue and well being subsequent day thanks to better sleep.
An improvement in sleep quality has been observed in people with poor sleep; no study evaluates people with normal sleep function.
An increase in sleep quality may occur after treatment of common conditions that impair sleep quality (such as insomnia and tinnitus).