Does MNN supplements help with sleep?
According to research conducted by Chinese University Hong Kong in early 2020, almost 70% of Hong Kong people suffer from insomnia because of the outbreak of Coronavirus and it’s getting worse. The survey shows most people are suffering because of pressure from work and study, followed by health, emotions and family.
Other causes of insomnia are from excessive blue light from electronic devices, added anxiety and lack of exercise that is causing some serious sleep deprivation. Healthy aging requires maintaining a regular sleep schedule. Irregular sleeping patterns contribute to poor aging and disease, which may cause gene imbalances.
Therefore, a good sleeping pattern is vital to our health, including boosting our immune system to keep us protected from infection, especially under this pandemic disease. Here are five ways to have better, deeper sleep.
- Stick to a sleep schedule
The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is 7-9 hours. Try to set a time to get into bed and stick to it. Our bodies operate under a circadian rhythm, which regulates our organ functions. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day, even during weekends, will help our body synchronize this internal clock so that we will sleep at a certain time each night regularly. This is helpful because it can allow us to fall asleep more easily when bedtime comes around.
- Create a restful sleeping environment
Try to create a dark and quiet room for sleeping. Try to stay out from light-emitting screen devices. Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath with lit up candles, reading a book or listening to soothing music. Avoid exercising 2-3 hours before bed, since exercise raises your body temperature and emits endorphins, which will make us become hyper and make it harder to sleep well.
- Monitor your eating and drinking habits
Don't drink too much caffeine and avoid alcohol before bed. These will disrupt our sleeping pattern. Take supplements for better sleep, NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) are great supplements for sleep. NMN helps to boost our NAD+ levels and increased levels of NAD+ oscillate during our sleep-wake cycle. However, NAD+ oscillations during the sleep-wake cycle are reduced or missing when we get older. As mentioned, gene imbalances during the sleep-wake cycle are linked with various diseases. Therefore, improving levels of NAD+ during aging may help the sleep-wake cycle and help in maintaining healthy sleep patterns.
Try not to bring your worries or concerns to the next day. Note down what is on your mind and then set it aside for tomorrow. Sleep meditation can also help you fall asleep and help those who have trouble sleeping because of anxiety. Meditation can help to calm your mind and bring peace into your body and help you fall asleep more quickly by deep breathing and relaxation.
- Take short naps
Try to take naps for 20-30 min everyday, which will give your body enough time to relieve the symptoms of fatigue and tiredness. Try not to take long daytime naps as this can interfere with your nighttime sleep.
Hopefully all these tips can help you have a deeper and more restful sleep every night.