Aside from small contributing factors such as blue light exposure and inconsistent bedtimes, we believe there is one unifying underlying cause of your sleep issues.
While it may feel harsh to call the United States a nation of insomniacs, the truth is that Americans and sleep are not on the best of terms.
According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 68% of U.S. adults - roughly 164 million people - struggle with sleep at least once a week.
So, what’s the problem? Why is it that a good night’s rest is elusive for so many Americans? And, more importantly, how can we bring our sweet dreams back?
There are plenty of speculative contributing factors to our sleep troubles, such as exposure to blue light, inconsistent bedtimes, and a lack of meditative activities.
However, we feel that there is one underlying cause that holds the brunt of the responsibility for our sleepless nights.
That reason is stress.
The unfamiliarity we have with healthy sleep is made up by how friendly we are with stress. Roughly 80% of us claim to experience stress, and almost 50% say that it negatively affects our behavior.
Short bursts of stress can be helpful, such as increasing our productivity and efficiency at work to make a looming deadline.
But the effects of long-term chronic stress can be far more serious, including weakening your immune system and raising your blood pressure.
Stress affects our sleep from the moment our head hits the pillow to the moment our alarm goes off.
It starts with trouble falling asleep. Even though your body might be physically exhausted, your mind might feel alive and energized. Racing thoughts gallop through your mind, and prevent you from achieving a feeling of relaxation.
When we do eventually fall asleep, it’s highly unlikely that the sleep will be of a good quality. Those who are stressed may find themselves waking up multiple times during the night, or unable to slip into a deep, healthy REM cycle.
Finally, when we wake up the next morning, we don’t feel like we’ve slept at all. Rather than being refreshed and renewed, we feel groggy and disoriented.
Many of us associate mental and emotional health challenges with a lack of sleep.
Issues such as irritability, trouble concentrating, and feeling woozy rear their heads when we don’t get the sleep we need.
The fact is that living our best starts with our best night’s sleep.
It’s imperative that you start to get better sleep, for the sake of your health and wellbeing.
And before you ask: Don’t worry! This is not a sleeping pill!
We need to stop stress pulling the trigger on your sleeping troubles.
That’s why we’ve formulated At Ease PM™ with three key herbal ingredients: California poppy, lemon balm, and hops!
These herbs are a potent combination for soothing the brain, mind and body. Lemon balm also fights your restlessness and nerves, while Hops brings us a wonderful sense of calm.
By bringing balance to the neurotransmitters in your brain, we can help your overactive mind quiet down and get ready to sleep.
That’s why At Ease PM™ delivers GABA, the main calming neurotransmitter. It also includes magnesium, which plays an important role in the production of these important neurotransmitters.
At Ease PM™ includes 5-HTP, which is a necessary building block in our body’s production of melatonin; a hormone that helps regulate our sleep-wake cycle.
L-Theanine is included to not only help promote encouragement in the brain, but to also promote your alpha brain waves.
These brain waves help us feel calmer, less anxious, and make it far easier to drift off to sleep.
Too many formulas and sleeping pills can leave you feeling practically comatose, and when you wake you feel groggy and disoriented.
At Ease PM™ is made with only all-natural, non-sedative ingredients, so when you wake you feel refreshed, renewed, and ready for the day!