Sleep related issues
Sleep is important when faced with stress and anxiety. Sleep is an essential part of our daily lives and well-being, yet insomnia and sleep disorders affect almost one out of every three people in the United States during the course of a year.
Involves identifying and addressing causative factors for sleep disorders and elimination factors that can disrupt sleep. The two major classifications of insomnia are sleep-onset and sleep-maintenance. (see serotonin levels and 5htp information below)
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Serotonin is an important initiator of sleep. Serotonin is made from the amino acid tryptophan. Taking tryptophan will raise serotonin levels and promote sleep. Tryptophan is more effective for sleep-onset insomnia, since its greatest effect is to shorten the time required to get to sleep. More effective than tryptophan is 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp), a form of tryptophan that is one step closer to serotonin administration.
Here is some 5htp information that will help you understand the relationship between 5htp and melatonin and serotonin levels.
Many studies have shown that depletion of serotonin levels results in insomnia. This is reversed by taking 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan). Soulairac and Lambinet reported (Ann. Med. Pychol 135:792-798, 1977) that 100 mg of 5-htp resulted in significant improvement for people who complained of trouble sleeping. Furthermore, serotonin is metabolized to the hormone melatonin, which is known to help regulate the sleep cycle; by increasing serotonin levels with 5-HTP. Melatonin levels are also increased.
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You will also want some omega oils to support your nervous system.
Lack of sleep can aggravate ADHD and dyslexia.