Insufficient sleep dulls brain activity, specifically in the frontal lobe which is responsible for impulse control and decision making. This can most certainly lead to poor decisions due to a lack of mental clarity when it comes to food choices. In addition to the dampening of the frontal lobe, the brain’s reward center is stimulated when there is a lack of sleep. Stimulation of this area causes a person to look for something to make them feel good and this is often sugar and carbohydrate laden foods that feel comforting.
There are 2 very important hormones that control our appetite center and a lack of sleep can cause an imbalance in these hormones leading to weight gain and/or weight resistance. Sleep deprivation increases a hormone called ghrelin which triggers appetite and decreases one called leptin which signals that you are full.
The Affects of Poor Sleep on Your Body
If you have ever spent a night tossing and turning, you have likely already experienced the effects on your body the next day. Mood swings, fatigue and feeling out of sorts are common when it comes to a poor night’s sleep. Consistently missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy.
The following issues are associated with chronic poor sleep:
Difficulty focusing and concentrating
Increase risk of accidents
Increased risk of high blood pressure and Diabetes
PascoFlair Night - Herbal Medicine Used as a Sleep Aid
Pascoflair Night is a synergistic combination of 3 medicinal herbal extracts including Passionflower, Lemon balm and Valerian. It helps you to quickly fall asleep as well as stay asleep for a restful and peaceful night. The best thing about the sedating qualities of Pascoflair Night is that there is no hangover the next day as well as it is non habit forming.
Pascoflair Night helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation without side effects or any hormonal impact.
Pascoflair Night is one of the best sleep aids in Canada suitable for adults. Each tablet contains 112.5 mg of dry extract Lemon balm Melissa officinalis (lemon balm), 125 mg of dry extract of Valeriana officinalis L. (Valerian root), and 80 mg of dry extract Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower).
Take 1-4 tablets before bedtime only (Nighttime use).
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