Did you know that nearly seven percent of the world suffers from insomnia? Take a moment to think about that, and you’ll realise just how widespread insomnia has become. Human beings are creatures that need to recharge. This means getting a solid eight hours of sleep, per night. No, you can’t sleep for 8 hours once a week, it has to be every day. So, what do you do if you can’t sleep at all? A lack of sleep affects everything. This includes your focus, your energy levels, your memory, and even sexual performance. Often at times a lack of sleep is caused by some sort of deficiency, and what better when to fight a deficiency than to use supplements? Well, today I’m here to introduce Nootropics. Brain enhancing, side effect free, cognitive performance boosters. More specifically, I’m here to tell you about the seven best Nootropics for anyone struggling to maintain healthy sleep patterns.

Now you may be thinking, why would I try Nootropics when I can just as easily go to my doctor and get a prescription for sleeping pills? Well, sleeping pills have some pretty gnarly side effects, whereas Nootropics have absolutely none. That’s right, no unwanted side effects of any kind. So why not try them out today? Here are the top seven Nootropics to take if you’re suffering from nightly insomnia.

Bacopa Monnieri

In today’s society, stress is more common than basically all else. It’s a shame, but sadly it’s true. Stress often causes insomnia, and can even lead to anxiety and depression, which further your insomniac struggles. Fortunately for us all, Bacopa Monnieri may just solve your problem. Bacopa is known for its ability to balance serotonin levels in the brain, making you less likely to suffer from stress, anxiety, and even depression. When experiencing lower levels of stress, sleeping is much easier to accomplish. Why not try out this type of Nootropic today?

5-HTP

5-HTP is directly responsible for producing serotonin. Serotonin imbalances are typically responsible for a lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, and even depression. 5-HTP works to balance these imbalances, and therefore provide you with the ability to sleep like you did when you were a baby. Also, as an indirect ability, 5-HTP helps produce melatonin, which is a hormone responsible for healthy sleep patterns. Imbalances in melatonin make it harder for people to sleep, and stay asleep. Want more information? Talk to your doctor.

St. John’s Wort

Similarly to the above two Nootropics, St. John’s Wort produces serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for providing the human brain with happy and positive energy. Anxiety and stress are often caused by imbalances in serotonin, so naturally, balancing those imbalances does a lot for your sleep. This particular Nootropic is also known for increasing the amount of deep sleep you get, which is always a plus.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is different then the above three Nootropics. Rather than promote happy feelings in the brain, it works to eradicate negative ones. When stressed or anxious, your brain releases significant amounts of cortisol. Every time you feel alarmed, or have that butterfly feeling in your stomach, cortisol is to blame. When taking Ashwagandha, that cortisol release is subdued, and the alarming feelings are suppressed. 

L-Theanine

INSOMNIA 2Commonly found in Green tea, L-Theanine is perhaps the best Nootropic among this list. If there were ratings here, L-Theanine would certainly be at the top. This particular type of Nootropic is responsible for promoting Alpha-wave brain production. This means you’ll be relaxed, and very calm, without any bad side effects like drowsiness or exhaustion. There are no sedative like properties found in L-Theanine. All you have to do is make yourself some Green tea, and drink it like a normal drink. If had before bed, your sleep is more likely to be deeper, longer, and more energizing. Try it today, you don’t have to speak to anyone! It’s all natural, and can be bought virtually everywhere, for cheap!

Phenibut

Phenibut is an interesting addition to this list, for it is most commonly used to treat various mental illnesses. Examples being anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many more. This Nootropic regulates dopamine levels in your brain, and works to slow brain activity. This allows for lower anxiety levels, and of course better sleep. It’s important to take this before bed, for many experience strong tranquil effects. Speak to your doctor for more information, Phenibut may not be for everyone.

Aniracetam

Another addition to the list, Aniracetam, is known to increase Serotonin levels in the brain. As previously mentioned, Serotonin imbalances are responsible for stress, so balancing those imbalances works wonders.

Don’t want to try Nootropics? Not to worry!

Try Scheduling Your Sleep!

By creating a schedule for your sleep, with strict electronic cut off times, your sleep is likely to improve significantly. This is because you are actually training your body to sleep at specific times, which’ll allow you to obtain those 8 hours almost every night.

Lower The Temperature!

Often people find it difficult or uncomfortable to fall asleep in warm or hot rooms. Try lowering the temperature a tad! It’ll work wonders!

Less Carbs, More Fat!

Eating a lot of carbohydrates can have a negative effect on your sleep. Try eating fatty foods before bed, and you may obtain a far more restful sleep.

White Noise

Try listening to thunderstorms or rain. Proven to nearly cure insomnia, white noise works wonders!

Turn Them Off!

Waking up every few hours because your phone is ringing can be annoying as well as detrimental to your sleep. Turn the tech off, and you’ll be able to sleep much better.

Exercise!

Exercise is proven to release more serotonin into the brain, which will allow for less stress, and more sleep!

Exercise!

Exercise is proven to release more serotonin into the brain, which will allow for less stress, and more sleep!

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