- Stress must be reduced to prevent health risks
- Sleep suffers due to stress, but can also inhibit it
- Certain amino acids, vitamins and minerals support sleep
There is sufficient scientific evidence for the far-reaching effects of negative stress on the body and mind. Not even people who are usually very keen on relaxation and a good work-life balance are immune to it: negative influences can never be completely excluded. As the COVID-19 pandemic is currently proving, life can change completely in one fell swoop. Far-reaching changes and the fear of the unknown require constant self-regulation and put nerves to the test.
Stress was actually given to humans as a helpful means of quickly releasing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in threatening situations, thereby increasing the pulse rate. This efficiently speeds up the blood supply to organs and muscles, and one can react promptly to danger by flight or counterattack. However, if the stress trigger is a long-lasting, intangible danger, this direct confrontation doesn’t happen, and the stress reaction does not come to an end. If, as a result, the cortisol level rises too high for too long a time, this can – amongst other things – hinder the immune system in its important processes.
Stress hormone cortisol disrupts sleep
Apart from this “fight or flight” decision, sleep in particular can counteract the stress hormone cortisol and its possible consequences such as high blood pressure or insulin resistance. Ironically, this supposedly simple solution often gets in its own way: If the cortisol level is too high in the evening, the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin cannot be produced sufficiently. It is difficult to fall asleep; the whole organism is in a state of alarm and cannot relax. Sleeping through is also being interrupted, which is why physical and mental regeneration cannot take place sufficiently due to a lack of deep sleep. As a result, familiar aids such as caffeine are increasingly used throughout the day, which further disturbs the biorhythm and makes falling asleep even more difficult.
Sleeping pills can promote depression
Especially in times of high psychological and emotional stress, sleep becomes an indispensable weapon when fighting for your own health. But how can you benefit from the precious qualities of sleep when you cannot sleep or sleep through due to inner tension?
The use of conventional sleeping pills is as obvious as it is risky: Pharmaceutical sleeping pills are often associated with a certain risk of dependency and – especially in combination with other drugs – can lead to undesirable and sometimes dangerous side effects. In addition, these sleeping pills immensely shorten the crucial REM dream sleep phases, which means that psychological and physical regeneration falls by the wayside. This increases the susceptibility to memory problems, but also to depression and the weakening of the immune system. So we recommend a sleeping aid which even intensifies this special sleep phase, and also naturally supports the body from the inside in its sleep-regulating processes. Such a sleeping aid is available in form of the “SAMINA Night” sleep drink, which combines well-founded knowledge from sleep science and naturopathy in a practical and, above all, effective drink.
Natural sleep drink helps synergistically and without risk
The 17 carefully selected ingredients include the B vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12, which are mostly used to support the nervous system and its regeneration. Natural treasures such as rose root, valerian and field horsetail, but also amino acids and minerals such as tryptophan, glycine, L-theanine, magnesium and iron already have separate properties that inhibit negative stress and its consequences. In the balanced formula of SAMINA Night, these ingredients now come together to create synergistic de-stressing, and an improvement in sleep. The formulation of SAMINA Night is also designed to efficiently stimulate the body’s production of the hormone melatonin. So even in very stressful times with a particularly high cortisol level, falling asleep and staying asleep is easier, and sleep can let its healing powers work in peace.