Snooze

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Snooze is a sleep aid designed to improve three aspects of sleep. It will help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer. In addition, it will reduce morning drowsiness.

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UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

Who?

Snooze is made for everyone who wants to improve their sleep. Snooze will make you fall asleep faster and make you sleep longer. In addition, Snooze will make sure you wake up refreshed & energized. Ready to conquer the day.

Why?

In modern society there are many factors which have a negative impact on sleep such as: stress, artificial light, irregular bedtime and restlessness. A lot of people need help falling alsleep and getting a good night’s rest. Snooze is specically designed to help these people.

Ingredients per serving size (1 capsule)

Melatonin is natural compound produced in the brain that reduces the time to fall asleep and improves sleep quality.

L-Tryptophan is a natural amino acid that supplies the brain with building blocks for the production of essential sleep regulatory molecules such as serotonin and melatonin.

How?

Sleep may be the most overlooked factor in maintaining healthy cognition. The importance of sleep in regard to memory and other cognitive measurements cannot be overstated. A great summary of the most important findings that highlight the importance of sleep are given in a review by Matthew Walker [1]. The outcome of an incredible number of cognitive measurements are negatively influenced during sleep deprivation. These negative effects are also observed when people do not get enough sleep over an extended period [2]. This is also known as chronic sleep restriction. The average person needs 7 hours of sleep per night and if this is reduced to 6 hours of sleep per night, the negative effects become apparent after just one week. It cannot be stated enough, that enough sleep is needed in order to use your brain in the most effective manner possible. Snooze contains six ingredients that will help improve sleep.

Just like cognition, sleep can be divided into distinct categories in order to objectively measure it. For example, sleep latency is the time you need to transition from full wakefulness to sleep, and sleep efficiency is the percentage of time someone spends in bed being asleep. The first ingredient in the Snooze formula is melatonin. Melatonin has been shown to effectively reduce sleep latency and improve sleep efficiency [3, 4, 5]. Melatonin is produced every night by our own brain and it is an important regulatory molecule that controls the sleep wake cycle. The amount of melatonin produced by our brain is affected by the amount of light we observe. All forms of light, including artificial light, suppress the synthesis of melatonin. Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland. First tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP, which in turn is converted into serotonin. Lastly, serotonin can be converted into melatonin. Tryptophan is the second ingredient used in the Snooze formula.
Supplementation of tryptophan results in an increase in tryptophan and 5-HTP concentrations in the brain [6, 7]. Tryptophan is thought to work by supplying the brain with the necessary building blocks for the production of essential sleep regulatory molecules such as serotonin and melatonin. The third ingredient used in the Snooze formula is vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is needed for the catalysis of many important neurological reactions, including serotonin synthesis. The production of serotonin, and in turn melatonin, depends on the presence of vitamin B6 [8].

Theanine is the fourth ingredient in the Snooze formula and it has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety without causing drowsiness [9, 10]. The anti-anxiety effects of theanine will ensure a relaxed feeling just before going to sleep. This will help to let your mind wander and fall asleep comfortably. Magnesium and zinc are the last elements of the Snooze formula. Since the beginning of this century, there has been a progressive decline of dietary magnesium intake to where a large proportion of the Western World population is ingesting less than an optimum recommended daily allowance (RDA) [12]. Magnesium is an essential cofactor just like vitamin B6. Magnesium is used in over 300 enzymatic reactions, including those that are involved in neurotransmitter biosynthesis [11, 12].

Magnesium is commonly supplemented to aid sleep. The mechanism of action is not known but it is thought that magnesium influences melatonin biosynthesis by affecting the enzyme that converts serotonin into the direct precursor of melatonin. In a study with elderly subjects the magnesium supplementation resulted in increased sleep time, sleep efficiency, concentrations of serum melatonin, and also resulted in a significant decrease of sleep onset latency and improved subjective measures of insomnia [13]. On a more psychological level, intake of magnesium has been shown to relax the mind by activating the parasympathetic nervous system [14]. Zinc is an essential trace element important for many biochemical and physiological processes related to brain growth and function, as well as cellular metabolism [15]. One example of how zinc affects life on psychological level is the strong correlation observed between zinc intake and depression in females [15, 16, 17, 18]. In a similar manner to magnesium, zinc is thought to influence the activity of the enzyme producing the precursor of melatonin. Zinc in combination with melatonin and magnesium improves sleep latency, sleep quality and total sleep time [19].

Sources + Links

1. Walker, M. P. (2009). The Role of Sleep in Cognition and Emotion. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience 2009: Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1156: 168–197.
https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04416.x

2. Van Dongen, H. P., Maislin, G., Mullington, J. M., Dinges, D. F. (2003). The cumulative cost of additional wakefulness: dose-response effects on neurobehavioral functions and sleep physiology from chronic sleep restriction and total sleep deprivation. Sleep. 2003 Mar 15;26(2):117-26.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12683469

3. Ferracioli-Oda, E., Qawasmi, A., & Bloch, M. H. (2013). Meta-Analysis: Melatonin for the Treatment of Primary Sleep Disorders. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e63773.
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063773

4. Brzezinski, A., Vangel, M. G., Wurtman, R. J., Norrie, G., Zhdanova, I. et al. (2005). Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep: a meta-analysis. Sleep medicine review, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 41–50.
https://www.smrv-journal.com/article/S1087-0792(04)00060-7/fulltext

5. Fiona Auld, Emily L. Maschauer, Ian Morrison, Debra J. Skene, Renata L. Riha. (2017). Evidence for the efficacy of melatonin in the treatment of primary adult sleep disorders. Sleep Medicine Reviews, Volume 34, Pages 10-22.
https://www.smrv-journal.com/article/S1087-0792(16)30054-5/abstract?code=ysmrv-site

6. John D. Fernstrom; Effects and Side Effects Associated with the Non-Nutritional Use of Tryptophan by Humans, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 142, Issue 12, 1 December 2012, Pages 2236S–2244S.
https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/142/12/2236S/4630858

7. Richard, D. M., Dawes, M. A., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Hill-Kapturczak, N., & Dougherty, D. M. (2009). L-Tryptophan: Basic Metabolic Functions, Behavioral Research and Therapeutic Indications. International Journal of Tryptophan Research : IJTR, 2, 45–60.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908021/

8. Hyo Young Jung, Dae Won Kim, Sung Min Nam, Jong Whi Kim, Jin Young Chung. (2017). Pyridoxine improves hippocampal cognitive function via increases of serotonin turnover and tyrosine hydroxylase, and its association with CB1 cannabinoid receptor-interacting protein and the CB1 cannabinoid receptor pathway. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects. Volume 1861, Issue 12, Pages 3142-3153.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304416517302908?via%3Dihub

9. Unno, K., Tanida, N., Ishii, N., Yamamoto, H., Iguchi, K. et al. (2013). Anti-stress effect of theanine on students during pharmacy practice: Positive correlation among salivary α-amylase activity, trait anxiety and subjective stress. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Volume 111, 2013, Pages 128-135.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305713002207?via%3Dihub

10. Lekh Raj Juneja, Djong-Chi Chu, Tsutomu Okubo, Yukiko Nagato and Hidehiko Yokogoshi. (1999). L-theanine–a unique amino acid of green tea and its relaxation eff€ect in humans. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 10 (1999) 199±204.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0924224499000448

11. Burton M. Altura & Bella T. Altura (2009) Role of magnesium in patho-physiological processes and the clinical utility of magnesium ion selective electrodes, Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 56:sup224, 211-234.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00365519609088642

12. Morris, M. E. (1992). Brain and CSF magnesium concentrations during magnesium deficit in animals and humans: neurological symptoms. Magnesium research, 5(4):303-13.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1296767

13. Peuhkuri, K., Sihvola, N., & Korpela, R. (2012). Dietary factors and fluctuating levels of melatonin. Food & Nutrition Research, 56, 10.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3402070/

14. Wienecke, E. and Nolden, C. (2016). [Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake]. MMW Fortschr Med, 158(Suppl 6):12-16.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs15006-016-9054-7

15. Wang, J., Um , P., Dickerman, B. A., Liu, J. (2018). Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Depression: A Review of the Evidence, Potential Mechanisms and Implications. Nutrients 2018, 10(5), 584.

16. Amani, R., Saeidi S., Nazari, Z., Nematpour, S. (2010). Correlation between dietary zinc intakes and its serum levels with depression scales in young female students. Biological trace element research, 137(2):150-8.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29747386

17. Kim, T. H., Choi, J. Y., Lee, H. H., Park, Y. (2015). Associations between Dietary Pattern and Depression in Korean Adolescent Girls. 28(6):533-7.
https://www.jpagonline.org/article/S1083-3188(15)00173-4/fulltext

18. Liu, J., Hanlon, A., Ma, C., Zhao, S. R., Cao, S., Compher, C. (2014). Low blood zinc, iron, and other sociodemographic factors associated with behavior problems in preschoolers. 27;6(2):530-45.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24473235

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