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How to Tell You Might Have a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

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Do I Have a Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder? There’s more to a restful night’s sleep than clocking nine hours between the sheets. While quantity is definitely important, the quality of sleep and how well our bodies cycle through the different stages of sleep are just as valuable (if not more so). And while many of us understand the effects that caffeine, blue light screens, loud noises, and stress have on our sleep quality, many more do not understand how our bodies’ natural cycles also affect our sleep – and vice versa. To have truly restful, restorative sleep, our bodies need to successfully complete their cycles — and to align with our own circadian rhythms.  What is circadian rhythm disruption?  The circadian rhythm is a (usually…

Why Is a Balanced Circadian Rhythm Important Anyhow?

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Why Is Your Circadian Rhythm Important?  When most adults hear the term “circadian rhythm,” they instantly think of the cycle of day and night. Some may even go so far as to say that it’s why we sleep at night and are awake during the day. But there’s more to it than that, with many answers to the question, “Why is my circadian rhythm important?”   The purpose of the circadian rhythm Aside from the light/dark element, our circadian rhythms act as a biological clock, dictating how and when our body performs certain functions that are critical to our overall health. Sleep is a major component of our daily cycle, as are body temperature, hormone secretion, and metabolism. When we allow our bodies to follow their…

Synchronizing Your Family’s Sleep Cycles

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Lining up your daily schedule with your circadian clock is tough enough for individuals, but living with and running a family can make it harder. Getting everyone in your family on the same routine will help them synchronize to their circadian rhythm to ensure more restful sleep, even with busy schedules. Plan activities, mealtime, and bedtime routines beforehand to synchronize to circadian rhythm and form an ideal sleeping pattern for the whole family. Schedule Activities Working out in the afternoon and encouraging your children to participate in after-school activities will help everyone in the family sleep better at night. Getting 20 minutes of exercise per day can improve your quality of sleep by as much as 65 percent. Synchronizing your family’s activities to their body’s…

Managing Shift Work Sleep Disorder

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Shift work sleep disorder is a circadian rhythm disorder that affects individuals whose irregular work schedule interferes with their body’s typical waking and sleeping cycle. Working overnight shifts, early morning shifts, or rotating shifts can result in shift work sleep disorder, as can jet lag for those who travel frequently. This circadian rhythm disorder has been linked to health problems such as sleep issues, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Shift Work Sleep Disorder and Circadian Rhythm Your circadian rhythm uses external cues such as sunlight and darkness to signal your body when it’s time to wake up or rest. Working irregular hours creates a misalignment between your body’s natural internal clock and your body’s external environment. Shift work sleep disorder occurs when your body’s impulse…

Natural Ways to Help Insomnia: The Best Ingredients

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An estimated 68% of Americans struggle with sleep or insomnia, and many aren’t aware of the natural ways to help insomnia. We’ve compiled a list of the best natural ingredients to look for in sleep remedies to help you get the great night’s sleep you’ve been craving. Natural Ways to Help Insomnia Black Turmeric Extract Black turmeric extract, or Kaempferia parviflora, has been used for centuries as medicine for managing weight loss and improving physical performance and blood flow. It’s also one of nature’s most abundant sources of polymethoxylated flavonoids, powerful phytochemicals that target your circadian rhythm (the biological clock that determines when you wake up and when you fall asleep).  This special extract of black turmeric can impact your metabolism and help realign your…

You Snooze you lose – does not apply to Sleep

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When I was younger, my grandmother would spend her vacations with us. It was so much fun, we stayed up till the wee hours of the morning watching movies and eating snacks. It was great, like eating forbidden fruit. But what I did not realize is that my grandmother’s sleep cycle did not match mine. Grandma worked third shift at a factory. She went to work at 4:30 pm and came home at 4:30 am, ate what she called dinner, showered, then settled to watch the news or a movie then went to bed at 7am. So when she visited us on her vacation she was still in her wake/sleep cycle, which was opposite of mine. As much as I loved her visits, and I...

Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Curry Tree Leaf

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The Benefits of Curry Tea Leaf  When we set out to create a supplement to re-sync circadian rhythms and help the world sleep better, we were adamant on finding the right natural ingredients for each solution. Every ingredient we chose and every formulation we developed was because of scientific research conducted on how our internal clocks function. The benefits of curry tree leaf for sleep were too great for us not to include it in our proprietary blend of ingredients.  We have six main ingredients that make up our patent-pending Circadian Timing Blend found in each of our products: ETAS™ (Enzyme-treated asparagus extract), Curry Tree Leaf extract, Citrus Polymethoxylated Flavones, including Nobiletin and Tangeretin, Zembrin®, Ashwagandha extract and Black Turmeric extract. Each ingredient plays a…

Make sleep your New Year’s Resolution

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Ring in the New Year Time for making our annual New Year’s resolution. Time to promise that this year we resolve to live a better, healthier life. And the perfect time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t work last year.  The top resolutions that people make at the beginning of each year pertain to exercise, diet and sleep. The promises we make to ourselves: eat healthier and diet. spend more time with family.  relieve stress. exercise more or start exercising.  get more sleep (zzz’s).  Most common New Year resolutions that fail are exercise, diet, relieve stress, and get more sleep.  Did you stick to last year’s New Year’s resolution?  Some people will tell you to jump into your resolution with gusto. Take the…

Zembrin for Sleep: Ingredient Spotlight

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The Benefits of Zembrin for Sleep When we set out to create a supplement to re-sync circadian rhythms and help the world sleep better, we were adamant about finding the right natural ingredients for each solution. Every ingredient we chose and every formulation we developed was because of scientific research conducted on how our internal clocks function. One of the most important ingredients in RestoreZ natural supplements is Zembrin for sleep.  Six main ingredients make up our patent-pending Circadian Timing Blend: ETAS™ (Enzyme-treated asparagus extract), Curry Tree Leaf extract, Citrus Polymethoxylated Flavones, including Nobiletin and Tangeretin, Zembrin®, Ashwagandha extract, and Black Turmeric extract. Each ingredient plays a unique and vital role in helping our bodies get back into sync. We highlight each of our ingredients…

Technology Jet Lag: Technology and Sleep

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Technology and Sleep Technology is in our cars, in our homes, and at work. We are a society who carries technology here and there and everywhere, even to bed. We are finding that we eat, live, sleep with our devices. We know we should be asleep. But who is it hurting when you take one more look at your phone to check social media, or to answer that last email, or to play one last game of candy crush. Well you could be hurting your health. Technology jet lag should not to be confused with travel jet lag, which has similar symptoms. Technology jet lag is when the light from our devices stimulate our brains into staying alert and active, as a result restless sleep...
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