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This information is provided for informational purposes only.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Let’s first talk about sleep, the foundation upon which to build your health. 

I like to use the analogy of picturing your health as a house because it’s something we can all visualize.  Most of us live in houses, condos, apartments, or what have you, and each one of those structures has a foundation.  But what happens if the foundation is compromised?  The structure is then compromised, right?  So what I want to get across to you is that proper sleep is the foundation of good health. 

And I say that because sleep is now understood to be the most significant factor in predicting longevity—more significant than diet, exercise, nutrition, or even heredity.  So unless you’re getting adequate, restful sleep, you’re compromising the rest of your health, and you’re not going to reap the full benefit of everything else you may be doing, such as eating right and exercising.

I was rather stunned to discover that 71% of the population doesn’t get enough sleep.  Millions of Americans are sleep deprived, and they may not even realize it.  So why is sleep so important? 

Did you know that when you don't get enough sleep, you're likely to have an increased risk for:
1. Hypertension
2. Heart attacks
3. Stroke
4. Diabetes.

You may also experience:
1. Weight gain
2. Reduced immunity to disease
3. Reduced immunity to viral infection
4. Reduced ability to concentrate and remember, and many more problems that the millions of chronically sleep-deprived people experience.

Let’s put it this way:  "In order to be a peak performer, you need to be fully alert, dynamic, energetic, in a good mood, and cognitively sharp. You must be able to concentrate, remember, make critical and creative decisions, communicate persuasively, and be productive all day long. None of this is possible without quality sleep."

--Dr. James Maas, a pioneer in the field of sleep for over 35 years

Drugs for high blood pressure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc. affect sleep, which is why the older we get, the less sleep we get, if we are taking prescription drugs.

With 6 hours or less of sleep, our leptin levels drop dramatically. Leptin is the hormone in the body responsible for appetite and fat storage and in most people it is not working properly. This is directly affected by sleep or lack thereof. 

That's because Leptin is essential for survival; it guides the proper response to starvation. The problem for most people is that their Leptin message is giving them a message of starvation and their metabolism reacts to this, even when food and body fat is in abundance.

That’s why you can actually lose weight simply by sleeping.  Yes!  You can lose 1 to 1.5 pounds per week with enough sleep. In fact, it’s been found that the number of obese and overweight Americans is exactly synonymous with the amount of people who are sleep deprived.

But sleep has so much more to do with our health than just our leptin levels or level of energy.  Lack of sleep is also linked to breast cancer.  Blind women have 50% less breast cancer than sighted women.  Men who work the graveyard shift have a 35% increase in colorectal cancer. 

 Effects of Sleep Deprivation.

There are many effects of sleep deprivation.  Insomnia is one major causes of sleep deprivation.  The effects of insomnia vary from person to person and sleep deprivation can play havoc with the body and here is what it is capable of:

1. Conditions such as depression, a tired and aching body, color blindness, sleepiness in the daytime, loss of mental agility, a weakened immune system, dark circles beneath the eyes, confusion, hallucinations, tremors in the body, nausea, irritability, headaches, incoherent speech, changes in body weight and even delirium are some physiological disorders directly associated with sleep deprivation.

2. When people suffer from the effects of sleep deprivation, their body's ability to burn sugars (glucose) is reduced and this can lead to diabetes.

3. In 2000, a medical study on sleep-deprived people conclusively proved that lack of sleep can severely impair brain function to such an extent that sleep-deprived people couldn’t give simple verbal commands effectively. In 2003, another study conclusively proved that sleep-deprivation directly contributes to the damage of brain cells.

4. Another medical study in 2001 concluded that sleep deprivation was connected to dangerous conditions such as heart disease and mental illness (psychosis and bipolar disorder).

5. It has been observed that sleep deprivation leads to an increase in stress hormone production.

6. Another medical study has established sleep-deprived people produce fewer growth hormones than people who sleep adequately.

7. In some extreme cases, sleep deprivation has caused hernias, muscle tears and other conditions related to over activity and exertion.

8. People who don’t sleep well tend to overeat because lack of sleep affects glucose metabolism and appetite due to Leptin levels, and that’s why lack of sleep, as I’ve said before, is even linked to obesity.

Now that we’ve talked about the problem, let’s talk about a solution.

Sleep Pro Spray helps you get the rest you need to live a healthier, more productive life.

Sleep Pro is an oral (sublingual) spray, causing its blend of nature's own sleep formula to take effect within minutes. 5-HTP and Melatonin are essential to help you fall asleep fast and get the deep sleep your body needs to refresh and rejuvenate itself.

Sleep Pro also contains a proprietary blend of extracts of Passiflora, Hops, and Valerian root, in a base of distilled water, glycerine, alcohol, trace minerals, grapefruit seed extract, potassium sorbate, and natural flavoring.

Sleep Pro is especially effective for those experiencing insomnia, jet-lag, melatonin deficiency, and other sleep-related disorders.

Let’s talk about the 5 HTP and why it’s in the Sleep Pro spray.

5-HTP: (5-hydroxytryptophan) has been shown to increase REM sleep, deep-sleep, and reduce symptoms of insomnia and increases levels of endorphins (polypeptides) produced in the brain that contribute to mood elevation, relaxing, and analgesic effects. Clinical research has shown supplementation of 5-HTP to have beneficial effects upon anxiety, depression, obesity, seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.), and the relief and prevention of migraine headaches. 5-HTP works to enhance sleep by increasing the cell's output of seratonin.  It’s also been studied and shown to be of benefit in fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, and binge eating associated with obesity and insomnia.

Another main ingredient is Melatonin, and there’s a lot I’d like to share with you about this hormone.

First, Melatonin is a hormone made from the amino acid tryptophan, which is secreted by the pineal gland located at the back of your brain just above the brain stem. Like in all living things what this hormone does is that it regulates when you sleep and when you wake. Melatonin and Sleep go hand in hand.

You might even say No Melatonin ….No Sleep. Melatonin is so powerful and useful to your body that it serves other purposes apart from regulating your sleep patterns. In the human body melatonin also serves as an antidepressant, immunoregulator, antioxidant, anti aging agent, and a sexual dysfunction regulator.

The release of female reproductive hormones is also controlled by melatonin because it regulates the female menstrual cycle. Melatonin also helps strengthen the immune system of your body.

Melatonin and Cancer (Breast/Prostate) Research, Treatment and Prevention.

There are many speculations out there on the uses of melatonin supplements. One of the theories gaining grounds is that there is a link between melatonin supplements and cancer treatment. Maybe there is more than meets the eye on melatonin and cancer treatment.

As we already discussed, melatonin is a hormone that determines when you feel sleepy. This is why melatonin has earned itself the name, "hormone of darkness".  If you develop insomnia or suffer from jet lag and one of the ways to help yourself would be to use melatonin which has been proven to be very effective for sleep disorders.

Recently, medical researchers have begun to study melatonin and cancer to see if it could prevent cancerous tumor cells from growing.

In a clinical trial on melatonin and cancer - breast cancer to be precise - at Harvard, 147 women with invasive breast cancer and 291 without cancer were tested by urine sample. It was found that the women with high melatonin levels had a lower risk of having cancer.

Another experiment done at McMaster University, Canada on people with solid tumor cancer showed that treatment by melatonin between 1992-2003 reduced the risk of death at one year not minding the type of cancer.

It has been said in some medical circles that melatonin and cancer idea is already gaining grounds and melatonin is being hailed as, "The Cancer Killer" but full research has not been carried out to prove this.

Research reports state that melatonin as it were enhances the human immune system and it can protect cancer patients from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and can even aid healing from wounds sustained from cancer surgery.

By now you may be asking the same question I asked a few years back, "If melatonin is so effective in the treatment/management of cancer why are we not hearing so much about it?"

Most American pharmaceutical companies have not showed interest in supporting the research of melatonin and cancer treatments for obvious reasons.

In Europe however, they have begun sponsoring clinical trials on to see melatonin's effect on cancer.

Talking about European Research, do you know that in recent clinical trials in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer that were treated with melatonin, that they outlived other patients treated by chemotherapy by 5 years?

How Does Melatonin "Kill" Cancer?

Melatonin has been shown to kill human tumor cells. In patients where the tumor is already full blown, melatonin can inhibit its growth drastically. Melatonin has also been proven to help people with severe cancer symptoms and it stops the development of new tumor vessels. This will in turn inhibit the tumor from metastasis. It does this by lowering the body temperature and inducing hypothermia. It also stops tumor cells from free radical overtake of healthy cells, thereby limiting oxidative damage to DNA, amino acids, lipids and protein.

Melatonin Supplements are very effective in helping the immune system of the patient and it inhibits further growth of cancerous cells by activating the cytokine capabilities to help fight cancer.

In patients with advanced or end-stage cancer, melatonin supplements have been helpful by reducing weight loss, enhancing the immune system, improving healing of wounds, lessening tissue loss and generally improving the quality of life.

This remarkable seeing that what kills most cancer patients in the end is poor management of their symptoms.

As I stated earlier, your pineal gland creates melatonin when you are in a dark place, thereby inducing sleep. This is why you feel sleepy at night. Researchers have also discovered that sleeping puts cancer cells to sleep, too.

During trials, a lab mice induced with human breast cancer was exposed to constant light and the tumor grew rapidly. This shows that tumors grow almost 7 times faster with constant light. During daylight cancerous cells are fully awake and an acid called linoleic stimulates their growth.

At night cancerous cells go to sleep. It is therefore advised that cancer patients do not sleep in rooms with bright light.

Since the brain induces the pineal gland to create melatonin when the individual is in a dark place, some scientists believe that melatonin supplements can help in the treatment of cancer.

Melatonin also helps jump start your sleep cycle. Most cancer patients can hardly sleep and the use of melatonin might improve your sleeping conditions.

Possible Side Effects and Cautions of Melatonin

Certain factors should be adhered to when using melatonin. I have put together a list of things to watch for. Here we go . . .

Research has shown that you can safely use it for short term purposes, though there has been no documented disadvantage to using it for long term purposes, medical professionals suggest you don’t. You can use melatonin for any kind of sleep disorder that involves your not being able to cross over to dream land but in most cases bad sleeping habits could be the underlying causative of not being able to sleep properly.

Melatonin also naturally increases blood clotting. You should not use it if you have a blood clotting disorder or if you are using medications that influence blood clotting such as warfarin (Coumadin).

If you are a nursing mother or pregnant the use of melatonin is not advised except under a doctor’s guidance. People with a history of depression or a family history of depression are also advised to avoid it. If you work with heavy machines such as cranes or you are a pilot or you have a job that demands lots of concentration and alertness you don’t want to be messing around with melatonin either. The effect could be detrimental to you because of the side effects of melatonin supplements.


So what are some practical steps you can take to get the rest you need?

There are a number of natural remedies that you can find at home which often help with insomnia. Many work very well to induce relaxing sleep. Here are just a few:

A hot bath with lavender oil and a warm drink, such as warm milk or cocoa.

Spray lavender oil on your pillow at night.

Fill pillow covers with herbs such as lavender, peppermint, rose leaves and lemon verbena for a good night’s sleep.

Enjoy a soothing foot bath and massage your feet with aromatic foot or body lotion/cream. Peppermint foot cream is excellent!

Make a soothing tea of traditional sedative herbs such as valerian, hop, skullcap or passionflower and sip before bedtime.  (These are also in Sleep Pro.)

Another popular herbal tea - chamomile which can be sweetened with honey if required.

There are also foods which have sleep inducing qualities – these include lettuce, broccoli, dandelion leaves, spinach, carrot and beet. These can be shredded or grated, made into a salad and eaten before bedtime.

It's a good idea (and common sense!) to reduce to a minimum caffeine intake at least two hours before bed. Also reduce the amount of food and liquids consumed so as to rest the digestive system.

An individual needs to be in touch with their natural rhythms and know whether they are a ‘lark’ or an ‘owl’. Then he or she can adjust sleeping rhythms accordingly. Make sure that medications that may affect sleep are not taken close to bedtime.

What else can help you get a better night’s sleep?

A natural healthy way to overcome insomnia is to exercise in the daytime (but not in the evening close to bedtime). This promotes oxygen production and so you could just go for a short walk or do some stretching exercises.

However, a quiet restful time is advised for an hour or two before bed when quiet activities are recommended, such as meditation, prayer, and reading or listening to calm relaxing music.

Try to keep your thoughts positive and in perspective.  It may be helpful to write down your worries and problems on a piece of paper or notebook kept by the bed.

Keep your bedroom cool, quiet, and dark.  If you have a LED alarm clock, face it away from you.

Bring some regularity into your schedule, trying to go to bed and wake up at the same times. This helps as your body gets used to it.

And remember, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.  Keeping your heart at peace will communicate health to the rest of your body and is one of the main things you can do every day to stay healthy.

Until we speak again, may You enjoy Pure Living…Now!

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