We all know the drill by now. It’s vital to not skimp on sleep. Most folks need seven to eight hours a night to stay healthy.
But here’s the thing. You may be meeting that goal night after night and still wake up feeling irritable and groggy.
Because focusing on hours racked up in the sack isn’t enough. The sleep story doesn’t end there. Sleep QUALITY is every bit as important as QUANTITY.
What happens during those seven or eight hours… the TYPE of sleep you get as your brain cycles through the phases… is just as crucial as the AMOUNT.
And that, my friend, is where the REAL struggles begin. And why you can feel absolutely crummy even after a supposedly full night of snoozing.
But today, our goal is to end that battle. Because new research reveals a safe and natural therapy that can ensure you not only get the right amount of sleep but the right type, too.
Non-restorative sleep leaves you feeling lousy
We all have those nights. You know the ones I mean when you toss and turn trying to get comfortable.
But as tough as it can be to get the right amount of sleep, it’s even harder to get the right type. And whether you realize it or not, there’s a good chance you’re missing out.
If you’ve slept all night yet feel exhausted and LOUSY when you wake up, your sleep quality was poor. Officially one in 10 Americans suffers from this kind of non-restorative shuteye. But the number is likely even higher in seniors.
Poor sleep quality can lead to…
- reduced cognitive function
- daytime drowsiness
- lower quality of life
And no matter how LONG you’re down for the count if you don’t get the rejuvenating sleep your body so desperately needs, you could be battling all of them.
Shuteye quality soars 72% with this ancient herb
That’s where ashwagandha extract comes into the picture. This ancient herb has long been considered a superstar in India’s holistic medical tradition.
And new research confirms that respect is well earned. Because ashwagandha can make your sleep more efficient, effective, and restorative.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the herb was put to the test with 150 healthy volunteers.
The folks who got a placebo had a 29 percent improvement in their sleep quality. A perfect illustration of a strong “placebo effect.” (A fascinating topic for another day.)
So anything on top of that is the ashwagandha at work. Luckily for those of us who could use a little help with the quality of our shuteye, there was PLENTY on top.
Ashwagandha didn’t just beat the placebo by a little bit. It ran rings around the “sugar pill,” more than doubling volunteer’s restful slumber. After six weeks, just 120 mg of ashwagandha extract a day had led to an incredible 72 percent improvement in sleep quality.
The supplement was linked to boosts in…
- total sleep
- sleep efficiency (how much time you’re asleep while in bed)
- sleep latency (how long it takes to fall asleep)
- waking up easily after sleep
And previous studies might give us a clue WHY the extract works so well. They found that ashwagandha is a stress-buster that naturally slashes sleep-disturbing cortisol levels.
So it’s easy to see why the folks who took the herb also reported significant improvements in their overall quality of life. And with no drug side effects to worry about ashwagandha could be the key to improving your own sleep quality and getting the BEST zzzzs of your life.