WE ALL KNOW THAT SLEEP IS IMPORTANT, BUT WHAT ABOUT RESTFUL SLEEP AND HOW CAN L-THEANINE HELP US GET THERE?
L-THEANINE is an amino-acid that naturally occurs in drinks such as black and green tea. Multiple studies indicate that L-Theanine has shown to reduce levels of anxiety, stress, promote relaxation and restful sleep. Due to the beneficial properties of L-Theanine you can now find it in various supplements including those with CBD.
SO HOW DOES L-THEANINE IMPROVE OUR QUALITY OF SLEEP? Our brain generates different types of brain waves that reflect how we feel and act. Measured by an EEG, ALPHA BRAIN WAVES indicate mental relaxation and were prominant in subjects in a study where L-Theanine was administered.
Additionaly, L-Theanine elevates levels of neurotransmitters [GABA, dopamine and seratonin] to further promote relaxation and sleep. Unlike other sleep aides, L-Theanine IMPROVES the QUALITY of sleep by relaxing and not sedating, allowing you to wake up feeling WELL RESTED.
WHAT DOES STRESS AND ANXIETY HAVE TO DO WITH IT? L-Theanine has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, contributing to relaxation at bed-time helping you fall asleep sooner and in a calmer state. Studies suggest that the reduction in stress hormones further enhances memory, learning and focus.
In short, restful sleep is important to ensure our bodies recover and we wake up ready to take on the new day. Furthermore, RESTFUL SLEEP supported by L-Theanine may also ensure we take on the challenges of the next day at another level with improved calm and focus; just like a perfect reset button.
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