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Everyday stress can stay with you, especially at night. Sometimes you can toss and turn for hours without getting a good night’s rest, and it is so important to get a good 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

I like to use Phosphatidyl Serine as a sleeping aid (PS) because it is safe and nonaddictive. Phosphatidylserine is a lipid found in our body’s cell membranes that also helps to reduce cortisol levels in the body. As you are probably aware, high levels of cortisol enter the body during times of extreme emotional, mental or physical stress; it is what gives you that, “fight or flight” response. The phosphatidylserine produced naturally within our bodies helps balance out those cortisol levels, which can store unwanted fat and breakdown lean muscle within the body.

Taking a Phosphatidyl Serine supplement before bed can help your body balance out the cortisol levels that may have been caused by high blood sugar, creating a stress reaction in your body that can keep you up all night. The supplement helps rid your body of those reactions so you can get a peaceful nights rest.

I would recommend taking the supplement about 30 minutes before bedtime to make sure that the body has had time to break it down. Take one 100mg pill before you increase to higher dosages. Make sure to talk to your doctor about starting the supplement for insomnia or any other nighttime troubles that may be keeping you up. It is important to know exactly what the problem is before you start treating it. Phosphatidyl Serine, however, should give you the full night’s rest that you deserve. Sleep well!


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