It’s no surprise that over a third of Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep a night. Between late night football, early morning WODs, and long days at the office, it’s easy to make reasons as to why we aren’t getting adequate sleep. Although an hour or two may not seem to make a difference at the time, studies say otherwise. It has been shown that just one hour of “sleep debt” or time taken from your recommended nightly rest can take up to four days to recover from, both physically and mentally.
In 2022, a study was conducted showing that sleeping five hours at night caused significant delays in decision making and reaction time in participants after just one night. Sleep is so crucial to cognition that studies liken sleep deprivation to having alcohol in your bloodstream. Being awake for 16 consecutive hours is similar to having a blood alcohol level of 0.05%!
There is also growing evidence of how easily we can develop a tolerance to chronic sleep deprivation. This means that the brain adapts to the lack of sleep so that the feeling of constant tiredness becomes a new normal and goes unrecognized by the brain, along with the serious implications lack of sleep causes in the body.
Lack of sleep has been proven to increase risk of heart disease, inflammation, immune issues, and metabolic dysregulation. The immediate effects on our daily cognition, mental productivity and physical performance are just as alarming.
A 2022 study revealed that 1-2 hours of lost sleep in a night significantly declined performance in all areas tested: anabolic power, endurance, strength, speed, and skill. Performance decreased even more significantly in exercises lasting 30 minutes or longer. If you find yourself hitting a wall mid-workout, this may be something to consider.
Achieving your best in the box, classroom, or office starts with prioritizing proper rest. A sleepfoundation.org survey revealed that 94.8% of adults lose 1 hour of sleep to pain a week, while 54.4% stated they lose sleep due to stress and anxiety. If you have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, it can be a gamble trying OTC and prescription sleep aids, as they can leave you with a “sleep hangover,” leaving you groggy and unable to function. Over 79% of adults who take prescription sleep aids reported experiencing residual effects. Not to mention the habit-forming ingredients, potentially unsafe for daily use.
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Trace minerals Magnesium and Zinc were added to help you wind down and fall asleep fast naturally as they mitigate stress and anxiety. Magnesium brings your nervous system into balance by binding to GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) which slows down sleep-disrupting nerve activity and reduces stress. Zinc has been proven to boost free testosterone in the body as well as support the body’s natural melatonin production, helping you fall asleep faster. These key ingredients work to relax your body and mind, transitioning you into the deep stages of sleep and ultimately to the restorative REM cycle.
R&R™’s KSM-66® is an adaptogenic herb that helps your body adapt to stressors. This trademark form of Ashwagandha lowers anxiety and reduces cortisol levels, essential for those frequently subjecting their bodies to intense physical or mental stress.
Amino acid, L Theanine, supports relaxation by increasing serotonin and dopamine, natural mood regulators. Naturally calming herb lemon balm helps to enhance your mood and reduce nervousness. These two natural ingredients bring you to a state of tranquility by reducing racing thoughts or nerves, slowing heart rate, and preparing your body for a deep night of restorative sleep.
Apigenin provides anti-depressant and anti-anxiety qualities by binding to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, triggering muscle relaxation and sedating qualities without leaving you feeling foggy in the morning. Apigenin also provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits and plays a role in combating age-related neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, further emphasizing the importance of mitigating stress and prioritizing rest as we age.
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