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Nature's Answer Liquid Melatonin + -- 5 mg - 2 fl oz


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Nature's Answer Liquid Melatonin + -- 5 mg - 2 fl oz

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Nature's Answer Liquid Melatonin + Description

  • Promotes Restful Sleep
  • Calms and Relaxes
  • Contains Lemon Balm and Hops
  • Natural Vanilla and Orange Cream Flavor
  • Discover Nature's Answer® and Trust the Difference...®
  • Gluten-Free | Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Cruelty-Free • Not Tested On Animals

Nature's Answer's Liquid Melatonin Plus provides 5 milligrams of melatonin plus herbs for healthy, restful sleep patterns.

 

Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in our bodies and serves as our body's biological clock, helping to manage sleep and wake cycles. Aging, stress levels, diet, exercise and even exposure to electronics can affect our body's ability to produce melatonin.

 

Lemon Balm is in the mint family and has been honored for thousands of years for its relaxing attributes.

 

Hops have traditionally been used to help support a healthy sleep cycle.

 

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Nature's Answer's® Unique Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology® positively identifies the scientific markers (or unique "fingerprints") of each plant, assuring a standard for proving the authenticity of each herb. These standards have been used for close to 50 years of herbal research and development, guaranteeing you the authenticity and potency of every one of our herbal products.


Directions

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 mL (32 drops) 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime directly in water, favorite beverage, prepared as a tea or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Shake Well Before Use.

Free Of
Gluten, animal products and GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 mL (32 Drops)
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Leaf Extract15 mg*
Hops (Humulus lupulus) Strobile Extract10 mg*
Melatonin5 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, USP purified water, natural orange flavor, natural vanilla flavor, arabic gum, citric acid.
Warnings

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, planning any medical procedure or have a medical condition, consult with your healthcare practitioner before use. Do Not Exceed Recommended Dose.

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These Science-Backed Benefits of Dreaming Might Surprise You

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Experts continually warn of the harms of not getting enough sleep. But studies show that it isn't just sleep that's needed. Dream sleep, which occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, is essential for mental health and well-being. So why, exactly, are dreams so important, and what happens if you don't sleep enough to get to those dream-laden sleep cycles?

Woman Experiencing the Benefits of Dreaming While Napping in Bed During the Day | Vitacost.com/blog

Why are dreams important?

Dreams can feel confounding. Sometimes scary, sometimes inspiring, often weird. Still, they're a necessary part of our sleep process. Sleep falls into four categories which people cycle through throughout the night. The first three are non-rapid eye movement (non-REM sleep) stages, and the fourth stage is rapid-eye-movement (REM sleep). Most dreams occur during REM sleep cycles categorized by rapid brainwave firing and vivid dreaming. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average person spends about two hours in REM dream sleep each night. Broken into different segments, these periods start small and grow longer throughout the night, ranging from approximately 10 minutes to almost an hour. The most prolonged REM sleep cycles occur during the early morning hours.

The benefits of dreaming

Sleep and dreaming expert Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of the bestselling book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, explores two main benefits of dream sleep: increased creativity and overnight therapy.

Creativity

REM dream sleep is linked to creativity, creative thinking and higher forms of problem-solving. Past experiences combine with newly encountered information when we dream. During this time, Walker says, "the brain essentially performs informational alchemy." Walker hypothesizes that non-REM sleep stages occur first because they help take information previously learned and lock it into memory in the brain. Next, REM sleep cycles fuse new information with the back catalog of data already stored in the brain throughout your lifetime, creating what he calls a "revised mind-wide web of associations." Walker shares that these aren't the typical, logical connections people make throughout their waking hours. Instead, they are the "longshot" connections that only the subconscious and unconscious mind can create. This recombining of stimuli in new and novel ways is thought to allow for "remarkable creative insights into previously impenetrable problems." This has been illustrated repeatedly, where artists, writers, musicians, theoreticians and scientists have dreamt up resolutions to their problems, showing that dreaming facilitates creative solutions, new ideas and knowledge synthesis.

Overnight therapy

In an article for UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Magazine, Walker breaks down the science behind the emotional first aid dreams provide. "REM sleep is the only time when our brain is completely devoid of the anxiety-triggering molecule noradrenaline. At the same time, key emotional and memory-related structures of the brain are reactivated during REM sleep as we dream. This means that emotional memory reactivation is occurring in a brain free of a key stress chemical, which allows us to re-process upsetting memories in a safer, calmer environment." So dreams actually give space and time for individuals to separate from the powerful negative emotions tied to their traumatic experiences. Walker describes this time as the "nocturnal soothing balm that smooths those painful stinging edges of difficult experiences. So it's not time that heals all wounds, but it's time during dream sleep that provides you with emotional convalescence."

What happens if you don't get quality dream time?

Studies show that adults need a solid eight hours of sleep a night to recover, and children need even more rest. That doesn't mesh with busy schedules, and sleep often falls by the wayside for many. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., FAASM, psychologist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, wrote a research review in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences exploring dream deprivation. Naiman equated dream loss to an "unrecognized public health hazard that silently wreaks havoc with our lives, contributing to illness, depression and an erosion of consciousness." Naiman says, "We are at least as dream deprived as we are sleep deprived." And that the consequences of REM/dream loss are vast, including pain and inflammation, increased obesity, memory deficits, neurological disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and higher possibilities for mortality and cancer. How can you tap into the emotionally healing and creative insights of REM sleep? Walker shares these healing sleep tips for better rest.
  1. Keep a regular sleep routine.
  2. Keep the temperature cool in your room to get better sleep.
  3. Keep it dark to trigger melatonin. Dim the lights in your home before bed, and remove bright electronic devices.
  4. Leave your room if you can't sleep, do something else, and come back again once you're sleepy to train the brain bed is meant for sleep.
  5. Cut out caffeine and alcohol in the evening.
  6. Have a wind-down routine to transition the body and mind into sleep.
 

Looking for more sleep advice? Check out Vitacost's free e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Sleep.

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