What is a sleep supplement?

17 August 2019

What is a Sleep Supplement?

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Sleep is an essential, yet often overlooked component of health and well-being, as it can help to enhance the function of our immune system, reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, enhance mood, mental wellbeing and fertility, and aid memory consolidation, brain recuperation, and learning.  Sleep is not just a time to rest, but also an active process of cleansing and repair.

Achieving the right quantity and quality of sleep is essential for optimising physical performance. While we sleep, our body recovers from the day’s exertions and adapts to the training it has been subjected to. For example, sleep stimulates the releases of Growth Hormone, which enhances muscle growth, strength and exercise performance. and plays a key role in body composition, cell repair and metabolism. It is estimated that as much as 75 percent of our growth hormone is released while we sleep. Having sufficient sleep can also provide other performance benefits, such as improved speed, accuracy, and reaction time.

On the other hand, insufficient sleep can have a very detrimental effect on our ability to train and adapt to exercise. For example, a reduction in the quality and quantity of sleep can result in a decline in growth hormone secretion, which is associated with loss of muscle mass, reduced exercise capacity and an increase in body fat. It may also cause an Autonomic Nervous System imbalance, simulating symptoms of the Overtraining Syndrome, and interfere with functioning of the immune system, making us more susceptible to illness and inhibiting our ability to train, adapt and recover effectively.

Although a small number of people can get by with only 3 hours of sleep per night, most adults need approximately 8 hours. However, just as we need to eat more when we are training, we also need to sleep more. Remember: the harder we train, the greater the recovery we need. Therefore, some individuals engaged in heavy training may need 9 hours of sleep or more per night.

Unfortunately, a third of the population suffers from poor sleep. Typically this is due to lifestyle, work schedules, stress, lack of exercise, smoking, the use of media devices, and sleep disorders.

Sleep supplements are potent combinations of natural substances designed to help you to relax and achieve good quality, restful, uninterrupted sleep without the negative side effects associated with sleep medications.

Why use Time 4 GH-REM?

Time 4 GH-REM is an advanced high strength combination of ingredients which have been shown scientifically to enhance sleep in a number of ways. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Decreasing time it takes to fall asleep (1,8,9,13,15,25,28,30)
  • Improving sleep quality (1,4,8,9,10,14,24,27,31)
  • Increasing sleep satisfaction (22)
  • Increasing quantity of sleep (16,18,23,25,31)
  • Enhancing Sleep Efficiency (1,9,13,16,26)
  • Reducing feelings of daytime sleepiness and fatigue (1,3)
  • Reducing in core body temperature to help to initiate sleep (2)
  • Aiding relaxation (5,23)
  • Reducing anxiety (6,7,11,17,21,23,27)
  • Reducing stress (11,12,17,24,29)
  • Providing a steady supply of energy to help improve sleep quality and decrease the chances of waking due to low blood sugar levels (19,20)