Thursday, March 15, 2012

Researching All Natural Sleep Aids

As someone who suffers from chronic insomnia. I am always on the look out for ways to catch some ZZZZZZZZZs.
It would be nice to get a straight 7 to 8 hours, but I`ll settle for a straight 4 hours. I have recently done some researching of my own on an all natural way to get some quality sleep.
I have come across some interesting findings. Some of these I will share with who ever wants to know. Be sure that I am not in the medical profession and this is  just general knowledge. I haven`t tried this yet, but I will keep my followers posted as to updates.

I found this information on a google search;

Rose wants to know what is it about pumpkin seeds that help you fall asleep.  So she asked her friend Dr Narcolepsy “They are a natural source of carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids with Vitamins B, C, D, E and K, zinc, calcium, potassium (beta carotene), niacin, lutein and phosphorous.  Pumpkins seeds have been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but recently have been associated with depression and learning disabilities.”

Fresh and cooked pumpkin can be used in a number of recipes as a meal or in dessert. Eating pumpkin isn’t the only way to enjoy its natural benefits. Researchers have found new evidence linking tryptophan and some brain functions. Tryptophan is a chemical substance known as an amino-acid. Melatonin and serotonin are formed from tryptophan. Pumpkins are rich in tryptophan.  Dr Narcolepsy’s colleague Craig Hudson, a doctor in Toronto, took part in a controlled study that found the voluntary subjects that took tryptophan were able to cope with pressure much better than those that didn’t.  Those patients also experienced higher levels of mental well-being. 

The sleep study concluded that each patient had a lower heart beat while at rest and videotaped them during the day to see how they performed with tryptophan.  Tryptophan helped them fall asleep faster with longer undisturbed sleep which in turn better mental awareness during waking hours and a more enjoyable sex life. Dr. Hudson has now started a company to produce and market a product based on the pumpkin seed extract he studied. The company is known as Biosential. The product is called Zenbev, a powder with a lemon flavor that can be made into a hot or cold beverage.   Zenbev is also available in the United States, where it is available at 

I`m going to give it a shot, heck I`ve got nothing to loose and some ZZZZZs to hopefully gain out of it.

For today
As Always
Keep It Clean !

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