Thursday, October 22, 2015

Get Pure Rest with Dr. Oz Guide to Better Sleep

On the October 8th, 2015 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Michael Breus and Dr. Oz revealed a Guide to Better Sleep. Watch the video for all the details but here are the basic points:

  • Keep a "Worry Watch Journal -- write down your worries and see how many actually come to fruition.
  • Turn out the Lights  -- when you’re exposed to light at night, even from light bulbs and computer screens, you can suppress melatonin, which tricks your body clock into thinking it’s too early for bed.
  • Set a Regular bedtime Alarm -- Set your alarm clock for an hour before you need to be in bed to remind you to start winding down
  • Turn off your devices -- Don’t check e-mail or get on the computer before bed. If you like to read in bed, replace the bulb in your reading lamp with something like the LED Good Night bulb.
  • Take a Melatonin Supplement -- If you’ve been up late for a few nights in a row and you’re having trouble getting back to normal sleep, Dr. Michael Breus recommends a melatonin supplement like USANA’s Pure Rest™. "You may have a sleep cycle issue, which I see in people with jet lag and shift workers who have changing sleep patterns, and nearly everyone over the age of 55 because they’re not making enough melatonin naturally. A melatonin supplement helps you fall asleep faster."

What is melatonin?
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in your body that helps regulate normal sleep and wake cycles but melatonin production naturally decreases with age. Dr. Michael Breus explained how how exposure to light before bedtime can suppress the melatonin in our body and prevent us from sleeping. Taking a supplement can help you wind down, fall asleep gradually and wake up feeling refreshed & regenerated.