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What is the best natural sleep aid?

Sleep can be difficult to come by these days, especially with the various types of sleep disorders that plague our society – insomnia and sleep apnea specifically. A lack of sleep every night is detrimental to our health, leading to all sorts of health issues including diabetes and heart disease. If not something that serious, it will cause tiredness and fatigue, leading to possible accidents.

Maybe you already know all of this but still can’t seem to get a good night’s rest. Maybe you’re aware that your health is in jeopardy, but nothing seems to be working. You’ve tried exercise, lowering caffeine intake, and the works. But what about a natural sleep aid? There’s actually one in the form of melatonin, a hormone that we actually produce in the body. This hormone actually relegates when it’s time for our bodies to rest. But sometimes, it’s not enough.

Healthline states that, “Moreover, melatonin may improve overall sleep quality in individuals suffering from sleep disorders. Specifically, melatonin appears to reduce the time people need to fall asleep and increase the total amount of sleep time” (Petre, 2017). 

Although melatonin supplements are a safe and effective way to get sleep, the best diagnosis and treatment comes from a sleep study. There, a sleep specialist can see if you have sleep apnea. After that, treatment options are discussed. 

To schedule a sleep study call 770-740-1860 or fill out the form at the top of the page. To learn more about sleep treatment, watch the video below: 

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Citations

Petre, A. (2017, August 20th) 9 Natural Sleep Aids that are Backed by Science [Health blog] Retrieved on April 20th, 2020 from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sleep-aids

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