Dear sometimes-sleepy friend,
The famous author Jules Verne once said . . .
“Though sleep is called our best friend,
it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!”
Over 100 years later, his words still ring true.
Today, 50 million to 70 million American adults suffer from concerns related to lost slumber.
And what’s worse, sleep issues tend to increase with age.
So it’s not unusual for baby boomers and older adults to occasionally:
- Run into difficulty falling asleep
- Wake up multiple times during the night (often to use the bathroom) and have trouble returning to sleep
- Wake up too early and be unable to get back to sleep
- Wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed
While this may seem more annoying than significant, healthy aging expert Erika Schwartz, M.D., says sleep is
something to be taken lightly. Especially as you grow older.
After all, we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping (or trying to sleep). So you certainly don’t want to spend that time tossing and turning rather than getting the shut-eye you need.
Dr. Schwartz warns that many people — particularly those over 50 — mistakenly believe three common myths about sleep. In this letter, she reveals how to tell fact from fiction.
Sleep Is a Luxury — And Merely
a Time for Resting Your Brain
Sleep is vital to good health and overall well-being. Scientists are still not 100% sure about why we need sleep. But they do consider it necessary for survival.
Sleep is NOT an indulgence or a luxury.
Many people regard sleep as merely the brain’s time to rest. However, this is not accurate.
Sleep is an active process, not a passive one.
You need sleep for the healing and repair of your organs, including your heart and blood vessels. We grow muscle and even increase secretion of certain hormones during sleep.
Sleep also affects memory and learning.
During the day, we take in a vast quantity of information. Overnight, pieces of this information move from short-term memory to more stable, long-term memory. This process is known as consolidation.
Studies show that good-quality sleep enhances learning and creativity, whether you’re trying to perfect your golf swing, complete a puzzle, or master watercolor painting.
And that brings us to the second myth . . .
You Can Make Up for Any Lack of
Sleep Later, When You’re Not So Busy
According to Harvard Women’s Health Watch, “If sleep were a credit card company, many of us would be in deep trouble.”
That’s because, when we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate what is called a sleep debt — a debt that may rack up some undesirable “interest” and be difficult to pay back.
Oftentimes, people think they can use the weekend to make up for any lost sleep. Retired individuals may just assume they’ll catch up when they’re not so busy.
“Even those [women] who are fortunate enough to reach midlife fully rested may find themselves gradually slipping into the debit column after age 60.”
— Harvard Women’s Health Watch
Unfortunately, an irregular sleep schedule can throw off your sleep-wake cycle. And a few “catnaps” here and there may not be sufficient to get you back on track.
Why should you care?
Well, insufficient sleep can make you feel tired, irritable, and unable to concentrate.
Sleepiness in older people can also increase the risk of potentially serious falls. What’s worse, sleep issues have been linked to many health concerns and even accelerated aging.
This should be particularly concerning to anyone in mid-life or older. Sad to say, however, many older people fall victim to the third vicious myth.
The Older You Get, the Less Sleep You Need
There is a common misconception that the older you get, the less sleep you need. While sleep patterns change with age, older people need just as much total sleep as younger adults.
So how much sleep do you need?
Well, most professionals (including Dr. Schwartz) recommend that adults
of all ages
need seven to nine hours of quality sleep per night. Yes, this includes seniors, too!
Unfortunately, about 44% of the older population experiences at least occasional sleep issues.
And women are more commonly affected. Over 60% of women fall short of that seven-to-nine-hour goal.
There are many reasons why seniors often end up on the short end of the stick when it comes to getting enough ZZZs.
Here are a few:
Trouble sleeping sounds like a simple complaint.
However, a variety of physical and emotional health concerns can keep you from getting enough shut-eye.
So please note: If you suffer from significant or lasting sleep concerns, make sure you consult with your personal physician.
- Older folks generally get up more to use the bathroom, and then have difficulty falling back asleep.
- They use medications that can interfere with sleep.
- They are less active.
- The pain of aching joints may make it harder to get comfortable in bed.
- Age-related hormonal shifts (in both sexes) can interfere with sleep.
As you can see by now, troubled sleep is not a trivial matter.
Fortunately, you do NOT have to live with it . . .
Not when there’s a simple way to help support healthful and restful sleep.
I’m sure you know that when you sleep well, you wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed — and ready to face each day’s challenges.
That’s what Dr. Schwartz wants for you.
And that’s why she decided to formulate her own advanced sleep formula called
Filled With Nutrients That Promote
Healthful Sleep and Relaxation
Dr. Schwartz’s exclusive
formula provides you with a simple, easy way to support your healthy and restful sleep.
This comprehensive blend of hand-picked nutrients contains not one or two, but five ingredients — with the following core benefits in mind:
SOMNACORE DOUBLE BENEFITS
- Promotes and Supports Healthy Sleep
- Promotes Relaxation (Important in Our Stressful World)
Here are some important details about the ingredients in this special formula . . .
The Herbal Sleep-Promoting Duo —
Valerian and Chamomile
This herb is native to Europe and parts of Asia. Valerian has been used for sleep and relaxation purposes for thousands of years. In fact, its use dates to ancient Greece. Hippocrates prescribed valerian in the 4th century B.C.
In modern times, clinical studies on valerian demonstrate positive effects on certain sleep parameters, including quality of sleep and ability to fall asleep.
One randomized placebo-controlled trial of 100 post-menopausal women noted significant improvement in sleep quality in those who used valerian extract.
Valerian appears to affect certain brain neurotransmitters to reduce brain activity and induce relaxation and sleep.
Another herb, chamomile, also has a long history of use as a calming and sleep-inducing agent. Chamomile tea, traditionally consumed before bedtime, remains one of the world’s most popular beverages.
Scientists believe the sleep-promoting effects of chamomile may be due to the compound apigenin, which binds to specific brain receptors with relaxing, sedative-like effects.
In addition to valerian and chamomile, Dr. Schwartz added three more beneficial ingredients to the
The Mineral Trio for Healthy Sleep and
Relaxation — Magnesium, Calcium, and Zinc
Responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, magnesium is necessary to help your muscles relax.
Researchers believe magnesium plays a key role in sleep. More precisely, it affects circadian rhythms, the internal body clock that determines when you are ready to sleep.
One double-blind clinical study of older adults demonstrated that supplementation with magnesium promoted better outcomes in certain sleep characteristics, including length of sleep and ability to fall asleep.
Unfortunately, magnesium levels diminish with advancing age due to loss of bone mass, inadequate dietary intake, and poorer absorption. Researchers have linked less intracellular magnesium to sleep restriction.
While most people associate it with bone health, calcium also helps relax muscles and perform many other vital body functions.
REM or rapid eye movement sleep is important to health. One animal study found a link between calcium concentrations and REM sleep.
Calcium is also essential in helping the amino acid tryptophan synthesize melatonin. Created primarily in your brain’s pineal gland, melatonin influences circadian rhythms and facilitates sleep. Research indicates melatonin levels gradually fall with aging.
What People Say About SOMNACORE*
“I really think I’ve found a solution to my sleep problems with SOMNACORE. I can fall asleep within an hour of taking it and don’t wake up groggy.”
— Susan P., Westborough, MA
“Definitely improves sleep, reduces anxious feelings.”
— Anthony T., West Palm Beach, FL
“Took it instead of a prescription — so happy about it.”
— Raymond H., Ranger, GA
“All the Medix Select products I have tried, including SOMNACORE, are excellent.”
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Unfortunately, older men and postmenopausal women are among the groups who may not get enough dietary calcium. The body’s ability to absorb calcium also decreases with age.
This essential mineral is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism, immune function, and other body processes.
Scientists believe zinc also plays a role in sleep. More specifically, research demonstrates that zinc may be important in sleep duration.
As with the other minerals above, the older population may not always consume a sufficient amount of zinc. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 35%-45% of older adults do not meet the estimated average requirement for zinc.
I think you can see by now why Dr. Schwartz included all five of these ingredients in
— and why she’s so confident in its benefits.
And that’s also why she made special arrangements with the supplier, Medix Select, to reserve a bottle in your name with a special introductory offer.
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You’ll Also Get a Free Copy of Dr. Schwartz’s
Guide to Healthy Sleep
Dr. Schwartz wants to make sure you have all the bases covered when it comes to rejuvenating your sleep system.
So you’ll also receive a gift worth $20 — a FREE COPY of her special report
A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Sleep.
In this bonus report, you’ll discover her personal recommendations for healthful, rejuvenating sleep and relaxation.
- Dr. Schwartz’s top 15 sleep-friendly tips . . .
- The only 3 things you should be doing in your bedroom . . .
- How sleep concerns elevate the risk of dangerous falls in the senior population . . .
- What you should do if you or your bed partner snores, snorts, or wakes up with a headache . . .
- 7 reasons why older people have more trouble sleeping . . .
- How your medications could unknowingly be zapping your sleep . . .
- And much, much more . . .
Here’s the bottom line . . .
It’s never too early — or too late — to start considering the quality of your sleep health, especially since it’s how you spend 1/3 of your life. Right now, you have a 30-day trial supply of
reserved in your name, just to get you started. And the sooner, the better.
Now it’s time for you to decide.
Just click the link below now. You’ll have plenty of time to review your order and make your decision.
And here’s another thing . . .
Dr. Schwartz doesn’t just recommend
to patients and readers. She takes it herself to keep up with her own busy lifestyle. After all, she’s part of the baby boomer generation herself!
Now just imagine what YOU could do with the sleep you deserve . . .
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