More Sleep with Sprayble Melatonin

Background news article excerpt reviewing the relatively new technology of sleep spray products based on lavender or sprayble melatonin, and where to buy sprayable sleep products in the market:  

Sleep, much like sex, is a social divider between the haves and have not’s. If you’re getting enough, you most likely don’t talk about it; if you’re not getting any, it’s ALL you can talk about.

Apparently there are a lot of us talking — according to research by the CDC, over a third of Americans are not getting the recommended seven hours. It’s no wonder beauty companies are trying to cash in on this sleep-deprived segment of the population with everything from pillow sprays to herbal tonics. Separate from supplements made of sleep-promoting ingredients like melatonin, these alternative treatments instead encourage melatonin production or create an ideal sleep environment.

As an unabashed sucker for promises to bring my tossing and turning to an end, I tried the buzziest beauty products to see if they could actually improve my sleep quality.

I started off with the most common alternative sleep aid — aromatherapy. “Studies have shown that aromas can create a physiological response that causes our body to produce hormones — including melatonin, the hormone that promotes restful sleep,” explains Amy Galper, executive director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Galper cites lavender, chamomile, clary sage, and marjoram as some of her favorite melatonin-promoting scents. Numerous studies have been conducted confirming lavender’s use as an all-natural sedative, while chamomile has been shown to curb anxiety and depression. “Clary sage and marjoram are known to be anti-spasmodic, so they will actually reduce and relieve the stress in your muscles,” says Galper. “Their aromatics also trigger the hypothalamus to create hormones that help support the ‘rest-and-digest’ state needed for a restful sleep.”

Sleep, much like sex, is a social divider between the haves and have not’s. If you’re getting enough, you most likely don’t talk about it; if you’re not getting any, it’s ALL you can talk about.

Apparently there are a lot of us talking — according to research by the CDC, over a third of Americans are not getting the recommended seven hours. It’s no wonder beauty companies are trying to cash in on this sleep-deprived segment of the population with everything from pillow sprays to herbal tonics. Separate from supplements made of sleep-promoting ingredients like melatonin, these alternative treatments instead encourage melatonin production or create an ideal sleep environment.

As an unabashed sucker for promises to bring my tossing and turning to an end, I tried the buzziest beauty products to see if they could actually improve my sleep quality.

I started off with the most common alternative sleep aid — aromatherapy. “Studies have shown that aromas can create a physiological response that causes our body to produce hormones — including melatonin, the hormone that promotes restful sleep,” explains Amy Galper, executive director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Galper cites lavender, chamomile, clary sage, and marjoram as some of her favorite melatonin-promoting scents. Numerous studies have been conducted confirming lavender’s use as an all-natural sedative, while chamomile has been shown to curb anxiety and depression. “Clary sage and marjoram are known to be anti-spasmodic, so they will actually reduce and relieve the stress in your muscles,” says Galper. “Their aromatics also trigger the hypothalamus to create hormones that help support the ‘rest-and-digest’ state needed for a restful sleep.”

Rest at: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/pillow-mist-hair-mist-tea-night-pillow-for-sleeping-better.html

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