In this episode of The Power Plant Podcast, we dive into understanding sleep and just how important sleep is for overall health. We talk about how sleep impacts your day to day mood, how it impacts all levels of health, and how those who experience sleep insufficiencies are more likely to experience chronic disease and reduced quality of life. It is estimated that a whopping 50-70 million adults have sleep issues in the United States alone, so it is such an important topic.
We also discuss the neurotransmitters, amino acids, hormones, and vitamins that impact our sleep where we talk about GABA, the stress hormone cortisol and cortisol management, serotonin, melatonin, and the amino acid tryptophan.
Adrenal Formulas & Teas
In this episode, we also take a call from Jerry from Philadelphia where he shares his experience with Parkinson’s disease and how it has impacted the quality of sleep. Jerry calls in looking for some natural ways to boost sleep where we suggest combatting inflammation, looking at dietary causes of interrupted sleep such as food sensitivities, cutting out sugary snacks, and keeping your room dark as well as looking at the impact of neurotransmitters. We also speak with Liz from Los Angeles who is looking for alternatives to taking her sleep medication Ambien.
Tune in for this enlightening podcast to learn just how big of a deal quality sleep is for our day to day life and overall health and what you can do to get a better night sleep starting tonight.