Sleep and Wellness
Good sleep is just as important to health and wellness as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Unfortunately, sleep-related problems continue to affect roughly 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and social classes. Therefore, if you want to improve wellness and health, get a good night’s sleep.
Insomnia and its Two Major Causes
The opposite of sleep and wellness is insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, and is a serious health issue that affects a large number of people. A few nights of low sleep may not pose a serious risk. On the contrary, long term insomnia leads to serious problems. Two of the most common causes for insomnia are: anxiety (inability to relax) and stress. Fortunately, ETHA Natural Botanicals manufactures all-natural kratom products to promote relaxation and naturally alleviate stress.
Shanel G. @shanelamari does a review of ETHA Natural Botanicals kratom. She was seeking a natural way to manage stress, energy, and the random body pains she’s been having lately. Since Shanel started using ETHA kratom, her energy has improved and she’s been feeling less stressed as she works from home #quarantinelife. Shanel has been using MidDay Gold for an afternoon energy boost and taking two tablets of ETHA’s SunSet kratom before bed to fall asleep faster. Hear her story below.
Different Types of Sleep
Everyone agrees that sleep is essential to health and wellness. Coincidentally, while rapid eye movement sleep(REM sleep) is important, deep sleep is the most essential of all for feeling rested and staying healthy. Unlike REM sleep, deep sleep is when your body and brain waves slow down. In healthy adults about 13 – 23 percent of sleep is deep sleep, however, as you get older you require less and less deep sleep.
Crucial functions take place in your body during deep sleep that are vital to your health. Some of these are physical recovery, immune system re-energizing and even brain detoxification. Without deep sleep, these functions can’t take place and the symptoms of sleep deprivation, such as issues with memory, health, mood, and weight, kick in.
Supplements That Promote Calm – GABA
Melatonin and other natural supplements may aid both relaxation and sleep. The unique thing about melatonin is that it is both a chemical produced by your body as well as a supplement to be ingested. Coincidentally, another noteworthy chemical, both produced within the body and as a supplement, yet not nearly as well known, is Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA).
GABA is an amino acid produced naturally in the brain and commonly found in foods like beans, peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, yogurt, kimchi, and white tea. GABA functions as a neurotransmitter, facilitating communication among brain cells. GABA reduces the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system. As such, this may increase relaxation and calm, reduce stress, balance mood, alleviate pain, and boost sleep. Perhaps, try integrating GABA with your evening NightFall kratom routine and see if you can catch some longer, deeper, uninterrupted sleep.
Try MidNight Dream Kratom & GABA
A simple suggestion gave way to a great new blend! We had such positive feedback from suggesting combining GABA and NightFall, we decided to make it official. For the very first time, via proprietary formula, ETHA combines our high quality premium NightFall kratom with the supplement GABA, resulting in our newest blend, MidNight Dream. The neurotransmitter inhibitors in GABA quiet the mind, while speciogynine and paynantheine alkaloids in kratom support muscle relaxation†. And as such, MidNight Dream aims to promote deep, slow-wave sleep.†
Alkaloids That Promote Relaxation
Kratom produces over 40 known naturally occurring nitrogen-based chemicals called alkaloids. Each of these alkaloids have different physiological effects on the body. For our SunSet and NightFall premium blends, we select kratom harvests with lower energizing alkaloids and higher relaxation alkaloids. Kratom’s alkaloids like speciogynine, paynantheine, and mitraphylline are researched as smooth muscle relaxers which can promote relaxation, help with muscle tension, and improve mood to potentially help with sleep. We blend harvests with the right alkaloids to promote relaxation.†
Not every strain of kratom will boost sleep naturally. For example, our WorkOut and SunRise herbal tea kratom products promote focus and have an energizing effect. To potentially improve your sleep naturally and promote a good night’s rest, we recommend our ETHA SunSet Kratom and NightFall Kratom. Both of these all-natural kratom herbal teas promote calm and ease tension.† A good night’s sleep is not an “on-off” switch, but, as the “sleep tips” above suggest, you must take certain steps throughout the entire day to achieve it.
You can also try our MidNight Dream Blend which is made from NightFall kratom and GABA to help with deep, slow-wave sleep.
After a physically tiring or mentally stressful day, begin you evening wind-down routine with our Sunset Blend. This blend promotes a healthy inflammation response (for tired limbs and muscles) and a balanced response to stress†, which will begin your journey to a peaceful rest.
Additionally, our NightFall kratom will compliment your bedtime routine perfectly. Much like the SunSet kratom, it promotes calm and eases tension.† When you are relaxed, calm, and tension-free, you are more likely to sleep through the night and get that much desired good night’s rest.
Therefore, try adding ETHA NightFall or SunSet kratom to your pre-bedtime routine and see if you can snag some extra, uninterrupted Zzzz’s. If you need additional sleep help, go with our MidNight Dream Blend.