Habits, Tips & Supplements for Better Sleep
What your body needs to function properly, more than anything else, is proper hydration and good sleep. Hydration actually helps you get better sleep, and when the body is sleeping, that’s when most of the recovery process is happening - a process that’s all too crucial not only for athletes, but for everyone on Earth.
So, what did we do at Protekt? We combined hydration and sleep in the way of a performance supplement that you can drink, quick and easy, before bed.
The Rest Supplement from Protekt
When it comes to our products, we’re all about the details. One of the most key details of this liquid supplement is the fact that it’s dosed to mix with 8oz of water instead of the typical 16. The reason behind this has everything to do with allowing you to stay asleep - with a smaller amount of water in your system at nighttime, you’re less likely to disrupt your sleep cycle by getting up to use the bathroom.
So What’s In It?
There’s nothing included in these liquid supplements that is addictive or habit forming. We like to keep things natural, so the main ingredients inside this supplement include valerian root, L-theanine, and GABA.
“GABA inhibits signals within your nervous system; it's a neurotransmitter that helps you relax and reduce anxiety. L-theanine helps to produce higher levels of GABA in the system. Plenty of people use L-theanine as a way to mitigate the jittery effects of caffeine. When it comes to our rest supplement, it doesn't have to be something you just take at night, you can even use it earlier in the day after you're done utilizing your caffeine. There's nothing wrong with supplementing with L-theanine, GABA, valerian root, in order to be able to reduce the effects of caffeine prior to sleep,” says Protekt co-founder Nick Norris.
Unlike a lot of other sleep aids on the market right now, this rest supplement won’t make you drowsy. That’s not our goal. Instead, it creates a sense of calm within the mind so the body has a better atmosphere in which to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Quality of Sleep
You’ve probably heard the recommendation of getting eight hours of sleep per night, and that recommendation might hold true for certain people - but definitely not all. The truth of the matter is that it’s more beneficial to get five hours of good sleep than it is to get eight hours of restless sleep, full of tossing and turning and/or frequent wake-ups. When sleep isn’t restful, the body doesn’t get a chance to slip into REM, and that’s the epicenter of a whole lot of healing.
You know the feeling of waking up the next morning after eight hours and somehow still feeling tired? That’s all thanks to low-quality sleep.
A few tips on getting a good night’s rest:
- Don’t drink alcohol before bed (it’ll dehydrate you)
- Use a white noise machine to prevent disruptive sounds
- Establish a nightly routine so your body understands when it’s time to ‘power down’
- Cut down on the screen time before bed
- Try our rest supplement for added serenity
Nick Norris claims that sleep is one of his very favorite things. It’s what he looks forward to at the end of each day. “Getting good rest is the simplest way to stay efficient to stay at the top of your game. If you're well rested, you're just a happier, nicer, more productive person.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Protekt products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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