Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well being. Millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from sleep disorders and lack sleep completely. Surveys conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) report that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a three nights or more each week.
Psychologists and other scientists who study the causes of sleep disorders have shown that not getting adequate sleep can negatively impact the following systems:
- Physiological systems
- Brain and nervous system
- Cardiovascular system
- Metabolic functions
- Immune system
On the other hand, the following unhealthy conditions, disorders, and diseases can cause sleep problems:
- Pathological sleepiness, insomnia, and accidents
- Hypertension and elevated cardiovascular risks
- Emotional disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder
- Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes
- Alcohol and drug abuse
Source: American Psychological Association
Sleep provides a natural solution to help you fall asleep quickly and rest well throughout the night. Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal gland to assist the body in falling asleep, however, many factors inhibit the natural release of melatonin.
Sleep contains 1.0 mg of melatonin per serving. This specifically proportioned amount of melatonin is gentle enough to not raise melatonin levels in the body higher than are naturally produced when the pineal gland is functioning properly, but sufficient to aid in restful sleep. QSleep also contains 0.75 mg of 5-HTP per serving. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan. It works in the brain and central nervous system to increase the production of serotonin, which affects sleep.
In addition to these three main ingredients, QSleep contains a proprietary herbal extract to help a person stay asleep throughout the night. The proprietary extract includes the following:
Cramp bark: The chemicals in cramp bark seem to decrease muscle spasms. These chemicals may also lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate.*
Feverfew: The feverfew herb has many uses, but it seems to be effective for preventing migraine headaches, which can interfere with sleep.*
Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba leaves are generally used to make extracts that improve blood circulation, which might help the brain, eyes, ears, and legs function better.*