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Good sleep helps us to think clearly, remember information, and make decisions. When we don’t get enough quality sleep, it impairs our “executive function”—a set of abilities we need to do well in school, at work, and in all realms of daily life. Sleep feeds creativity, synthesizes new ideas, and leads you to “ah ha” moments. Research shows that we need good sleep to feed our high-level, innovative thinking and problem solving abilities.Continue reading
If you regularly experience restlessness, anxious feelings, or have trouble sleeping, it's possible that you could have a GABA deficiency. We all have surpluses and deficiencies in certain neurotransmitters. This makes us who we are.
Understanding that you're low in one can be all of the difference in living a happier and healthier life. GABA is both a chemical produced within the body AND a supplement that’s made for ingestion.Continue reading
Sleep is really a far more critical piece of maintaining vitality than we often give it credit for. Since we have so much on our plate to do every day, we often put sleep off into a category of “pleasure and luxury”, but in reality, lack of adequate sleep causes everything from weight gain, immune system dysfunction, to memory loss with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia.
In other words, sleep is in no way a Luxury. It is a total necessity for each and every one of us.
With this said, many of us consume a decent amount of caffeine, starting with coffee or tea in the morning, soda or tea following our coffee, and end the day with some chocolate dessert. ALL of these foods / drinks contain caffeine.Continue reading