A new product on the market aims to induce calmness in order to relieve insomnia.
It’s something that most people don’t even think about, but for approximately 30 percent of the population worldwide, the ability to fall asleep is something beyond their grasp, and can be a frustrating and even life-endangering affliction for them. The optimal amount of sleep for most adults is six to eight hours per night, and having too much or too little sleep will result in adverse health effects.
It is a scientifically proven fact that chronic sleep deprivation leads to adverse side effects such as a weakened immune system, skin acne, poor memory, lack of concentration, irritability, mood swings, high blood pressure, impaired cognitive functions and yes, even weight gain. “A normal sleep is defined as one where you are able to fall asleep within 10 to 20 minutes of going to bed,” says Ketki Vinayachandra, an Australian-based trained naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist and iridologist.
Increasingly a modern day malady, no thanks to a more hectic lifestyle, demanding work loads and more avenues of entertainment, insomnia has been found to be closely related to a person’s stress levels—in the first ever study of prevalence of insomnia published by the Singapore Medical Journal in 1996, over 60 percent of respondents suffering from insomnia said that their stress levels ranged from moderate to severe.
Sleeping pills are the obvious solution, but its side effects are well-documented. Enter Rilax Zzz, a natural supplement made from all-natural ingredients which “harnesses the benefits of lactium, a naturally-occurring peptide found in milk proteins that has a calming and relaxing effect. It mimicks the properties found in a mother’s milk and induces the same state of serenity that a baby enters after a feed,” says a representative from the distributor, LiveLife Sdn. Bhd.
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While those with persistent insomnia should be evaluated by physicians because of possible underlying clinical, physiological or pathological conditions, Rilax Zzz is suitable for those suffering from sleep problems due to stress, menopause, old age, jet lag and the irregular hours of shift work. Perhaps one of the most promising aspects about Rilax Zzz is that it is non-habit forming (not addictive) and is touted to have no side effects. Additionally, the supplement contains L-theanine (an amino acid found naturally in green tea leaves), aimed at promoting an alert state of relaxation without the consumer lapsing into drowsiness.
“Offering a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals, Rilax Zzz is a timely sleep solution. We see a strong need for a sleep product that really works without the side effects that worry consumers. Sleep is as important for a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise, but quite simply, many of us are not getting enough hours of quality sleep.
This all-natural formulation contains ingredients we already consume in our lives on a daily basis, has been tested by many people all over the world and is suitable for everyone,” said Aileen Chan, CEO of Live Life, the company that distributes this evidence-based supplement.
Rilax Zzz retails at S$48 for a pack of 24 capsules, available at all Watsons stores. Log on to www.rilaxzzz.com for more information.
For a better sleep:
• Avoid exercise within three to four hours of bed
• Have a warm bath before bedtime—this can help you relax, helping you to unwind.
• Drip a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your pillow or bed sheets.
• Keep to an established sleeping routine; stick to the same bedtime and wake up at the same time every morning.
• Keep your bedroom as dark as possible. Light, even dim lights from the television or computer screens, can confuse the body clock.