Sleep, Mood & Relaxation
In an ideal world, we would make lifelong stress management an integral part of daily life by sleeping 9 to 10 hours nightly, taking frequent mini-vacations from work, eating only nutritious food, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, using stress reduction techniques and taking brisk 30-60 minutes walks daily in a pleasant and safe park. Unfortunately, most of us are lucky if we can practice 1 or 2 aspects of such an integral management lifestyle. Consequently, an alternative is needed to support healthy cortisol (stress) levels and help alleviate the unhealthy effects of stress. Nutrients like 5-HTP and GABA boost production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters, while natural sleep aids help achieve deep, restorative sleep, which is crucial for combating the effects of stress overload.