I used to sleep like a baby- what happened?

As you age, it becomes more difficult to get a good night's sleep because your body becomes less efficient at producing both vitamin B12 and melatonin.  Taking these supplements can help fix the problem while also boosting your energy, improving your mood and memory.

Many of us use coffee to help us wake up in the morning or maybe the most commonly overused drug in the country.  While moderate coffee intake is not harmful for most, relying on it to stay awake during the day may mean you are not getting adequate sleep at night. 

Both Vitamin B12 and melatonin deficiencies and depletions are very common as we age, especially in the over-60 population. In fact, it's believed that almost one in four people over 60 have deficient levels of these vital nutrients.

Why is vitamin B12 deficiency such a big deal?   Your body depends on vitamin B12 for a host of functions, including…

  • Helping to maintain normal energy levels
  • Promoting healthy neurological activity, including mental alertness
  • Supporting normal homocysteine levels for healthy cardiac function
  • Helping to ease occasional stress and sleeplessness
  • Maintaining healthy cell growth and repair
  • Promoting normal immune function
  • Supporting normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fats
  • Is required for the production of melatonin in the body

Without adequate blood levels of B12, you can experience symptoms related to low energy, mental fatigue, mood changes, sleep difficulties, and even occasional indigestion.

Equally important, our bodies do not produce melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone, as abundantly as we age.  We have trouble falling asleep as well as staying asleep due to deficiencies of melatonin.

The good news on both accounts is that high quality supplements can improve both your energy levels and the quality of your sleep.  Melatonin products commonly mix scientifically validated herbs like chamomile, valerian root and passion flower to maximize effectiveness.  To learn more about a pharmaceutical grade sleep product visit our website.