How To Improve Sleep Disorders With This Natural Substance

Most of us have experienced trouble sleeping at one time or another in our life. Sleep disorders can come in many forms, but they all disturb our sleep pattern. The lack of a good sleep can have a negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional functioning as well as our energy levels and health. Sleep disruption can be caused by a variety of factors, such as snoring, teeth grinding and nightmares.

Usually these factors are normal and sometimes temporary, but if sleep problems occur regularly and interfere with your daily life, you may have a sleep disorders.
Many people have probably heard about taking melatonin. The hormone melatonin helps control the natural sleep-wake cycle, and natural levels of melatonin in the blood are highest at night. Some research suggests that melatonin supplements might be helpful in reducing the time it takes to fall asleep, although the effect is typically mild. But melatonin may cause several side effects, such as: daytime sleepiness, dizziness, headaches and other less common side effects such as abdominal discomfort, mild anxiety, irritability, confusion and short-lasting feelings of depression. In addition, melatonin supplements can interact with various medications.

So this time I would like to introduce you to another substance that is less known. Instead of taking sleeping pills or other drugs, you may want to try a natural substance called Inositol. Inositol is a vitamin-like substance (a member of the B vitamin family) that is naturally present in human cells and in certain foods. The best source of inositol is the liver. Other sources include beans, peas, nuts, whole wheat, raisins, cantaloupe and brown rice.

Inositol is also sold in supplement form and is considered as a natural remedy for various health conditions. According to studies, one of the benefits of inositol is inducing sleep without the side effects of sleep medication, such as feeling drowsy and bleary in the morning. It has been found that if you take inositol before bedtime, it can improve your sleep quality significantly and makes you feel calm and relaxed. According to Livestrong website, inositol is generally tolerated well and has few side effects that are usually mild. It should also be mentioned that alcohol and caffeine inhibit inositol.

You can take inositol in a capsule (about 1,500 to 2,000 mg) or in a powder form. The powder form is mixed easily in water and tastes relatively bland. It is recommended to start with about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of powder (roughly 3/4 g to 1.5 g) and increase the dose until you feel it gives you the best sleep. Usually 2 g of powdered inositol will be enough. It must be mentioned that before taking any supplement, you need to consult with your doctor first to make sure it doesn’t interfere with medications you already take.