Sleep and GABA

GABA Ingredient Shows Sleep Benefits

According to a past study, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid) may aid people in falling asleep faster. 10 people with an average age of 37.7 years participated in this study.  The participants had a high probability of having a sleep disorder as measured by the PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index).  The participants were given 112 mg of…

GABA and Sleep

GABA Ingredient Shows Sleep Benefits

According to a past study, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid) may aid people in falling asleep faster. 10 people with an average age of 37.7 years participated in this study.  The participants had a high probability of having a sleep disorder as measured by the PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index).  The participants were given 112 mg of…

Probiotics and Insomnia

Lactobacillus Plantarum Reduces Depression and Improves Sleep in Insomniacs

A new study has found daily supplementation with the specific Probiotic strain, Lactobacillus Plantarum, may reduce cortical excitation, fatigue, depressive symptoms and also improve sleep quality. 40 healthy self reporting individuals, between the ages of 20 and 40, who experienced insomnia, participated in this randomized, double-blind, parallel, placebo controlled pilot trial.  Participant’s age, BMI (body…

Probiotics and Psycological Benefits

Human Study Suggests Holistic Psychological Benefits of Multi-Strain Probiotic

According to a new study, reductions in depression, anger, fatigue and significant improvements in moods along with improvements in sleep quality, were seen in individuals taking a daily multi-strain probiotic supplement. 38 healthy students between the ages of 18 – 35 participated in this double blind placebo controlled study.  Participants were allocated to either the…

Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin is a popular product many people are familiar with, but may not understand why it is so essential.  Melatonin is often referred to as Sleep Hormone and is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland, but many people do not know it is also produced by bacteria in the gut.  Melatonin plays many…

Sleep

What Happens While We Sleep

As the day goes on neurotransmitters (nerve signaling chemicals) control whether we are asleep or we are awake.  These neurotransmitters act on different neurons (nerve cells) in the brain.  Serotonin and Norenpinephrine are 2 chemicals that aid in keeping the brain awake and alert. Adenosine begins to accumulate in the brain the longer we are…