Active Contents of Good Night spray
Good Night Super Health Spray contains all natural ingredients therefore one of great things about this solution is that it doesn’t leave you feeling groggy in the morning, which can happen with many of the OTC sleep aids.
- 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) from Griffonia simplicifolia extract;
5-HTP is is an amino acid, important to generate the mood-elevating chemical serotonin in the human body. As a supplement, 5-HTP is made from the seeds of an African plant called Griffonia simplicifolia
. Serotonin plays an important role in the body specially as a neurotransmitter to transport signals between neurons in the nervous system. This nutrient the body can naturally convert into melatonin
(N-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine) – is a hormone responsible for our sleep cycle. Thus as a precursor to serotonin and its conversion in melatonin , 5-HTP helps improve both mood and sleep patterns.
L-theanine is non-protein amino acid present in tea (Camellia sinensis) with known neurological properties. The chemical has also been isolated from the edible mushroom Boletus badius. Theanine is related to glutamine and easily cross the blood-brain barrier. Reported benefits of Theanine include mental and physical relaxation, improved memory and attention, decreased stress, and heightened immunity. It also improves mood and have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.
- Proprietary extract from Cramp Bark
Cramp bark is a plant that grows in North America. Historically, Native Americans used cramp bark as medicine for reducing swollen glands and treating fluid retention, mumps, and eye disorders. Nowadays, the bark and root of this plant are used to make medicine for relieving cramps, including muscle spasms and menstrual cramps, as well as for increasing sleepiness.
Ginkgo biloba extract has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern cultures, often to improve memory and to treat circulatory disorders. The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest tree species in the world. Some research has shown that ginkgo can improve sleep in certain patients. For example, in 2001 one of studies published in “Pharmacopsychiatry” found that ginkgo improved sleep in depressed patients who reported that the ginkgo extract significant improved their sleep patterns and helped wake up less during the night. The researchers also noted that those who took the ginkgo extracts had their non-REM sleep phase enhanced.
- Valerian root
The Bad Sleep Epidemic
We have all heard of insomnia, but, in fact, many people are victims of ‘semi-somia’, triggered by stress and computer use. It became the new label for low-quality sleep and it is wrecking millions of lives. One-in-three Britons now suffer sleep problems and hormonal issues. Women are plagued by insomnia more than men. Surveys (most recent data from 1999-2004) conducted by the the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) show that at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults in the United States report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more.
For us to sleep, three main things happen: the decline in light triggers the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, our temperature starts to fall and our mind and body relax, allowing our nervous system to switch off. Using technology interferes with each of those steps. Sleep is when the mind processes the information we’ve taken in throughout the day, but the huge amount of material we now consume online can simply be too much to deal with. Studies have also found bright screens can reduce melatonin levels by almost a quarter, while research has shown that people exposed to the radiation given out by mobile phones before bed take longer to enter the deepest stages of sleep – and spend less time there.
Sleep and Cardiovascular Diseases
More and more evidence prove that not getting enough sleep may have more serious consequences than dark circles under your eyes the next morning. Studies indicate that people who regularly sleep less than six hours a night have quadruple the risk of suffering a stroke than those who get seven or eight hours of sleep.
Case Study One:
Researchers at the University of Chicago report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that too little sleep can promote calcium buildup in the heart arteries, leading to the plaques that can then break apart and cause heart attacks and strokes. The study does suggest that doctors and patients should consider sleep in addition to the more familiar hazards for the heart such as high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes.
Case Study Two:
Study at the University of Warwick linked a lack of sleep to a range of disorders which often result in early death. Chronic short sleep produce hormones and chemicals in the body, which increases the risk of developing heart disease, strokes and other conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, according to the study based on the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people across eight countries.