Did you know that a good night’s sleep starts with what you do during the day? In fact, from the moment you wake up, you’re affecting your sleep that night.
What you should do instead...
How many of us out there are guilty of reaching for our phones just moments after waking up? Checking email, scrolling through social media and seeing what the latest news is can be so tempting. Granted, our phones can help us be more productive and improve the quality of our lives, but they are also a major source of distraction and stress, especially when we check them first thing.
A recent study showed reading on an iPad/Phone before bed, compared to reading a printed book, suppressed melatonin release by over 20% and resulted in a 90 minute lag in evening rising melatonin for several days after.
Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness.
What is Alpha GPC?
Alpha GPC or Alpha-glycerophosphocholine (aGPC), as the name implies, is a choline-containing phospholipid isolated from soy. A wealth of research on this compound supports a role for enhancing cognitive function, increasing strength and stimulating the release of growth hormone.
Alpha GPC contains a lipid tail that permits the uptake and incorporation into neuronal cell membranes. The membrane-bound choline molecule supplies the necessary and rate limiting compound for acetylcholine neurotransmitter synthesis.
Peri & Menopause lead to significant shifts in a woman's life but one of the most serious issues could be sleep-related (don't be fooled this can start gradually in your 30's without your realising).
Two-thirds of British adults aren't getting enough sleep and, of these, women are much more likely than men to say they don't get enough hours at night. Women during menopause feel this effect most significantly, which 26% "experiencing severe symptoms that impact daytime functioning". That's over a quarter that is living with menopause and insomnia.
Learn why menopause seems to cause insomnia in so many women and why the problem may also be linked to unresolved internal conflict. Finally, find out how natural sleep aids can help you restore a healthy and restful sleep cycle.