Sleep disorders are a common problem among the German population. According to surveys, every second woman and every fourth man is said to suffer from irregular or even absent sleep. There are many possible causes that can be responsible for difficulties in falling asleep, sleeping through the night or lying awake for an agonizingly long time. These phases of lying awake are often associated with brooding and cause serious consequences such as lack of concentration during the day, chronic nervousness and even burnout. The reasons for this vary from person to person and can cover a broad spectrum, from problems or stress at work to private difficulties and health problems.
Since an adult human being needs about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day, a deficit or a regular shortfall of this sleep phase can lead to the fact that it is no longer possible to regenerate one's strength, also to gain distance from everyday life. The medium- to long-term consequences of this can be a feeling of permanent stress and dissatisfaction, lack of attention or concentration. Experts are even of the opinion that a sleep deficit can be a cause for the occurrence of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
What can 5-HTP do for insomnia and restlessness?
5-HTP is a purely natural substance that increases the level of serotonin and melatonin in the body. These two substances are hormones produced by the body, which ensure a deep, calm and thus relaxed sleep. However, 5-HTP can also have other effects: it can help to reduce aggression, depressive moods and the restlessness that many insomnia sufferers experience. These psychological conditions are also responsible for poor sleep, so we can even speak of a vicious circle. On the physical level, 5-HTP can also help to eliminate the symptoms of migraine and the tension pain caused, for example, by working at the PC.
Those who take 5-HTP to combat insomnia should follow the recommended dosage of 50 to 400 mg. This ensures that no side effects occur. Adhering to this completely sufficient dosage, one can take 5-HTP over a longer period of time and use it whenever sleep may not occur on its own. Long-term use of 5-HTP does not lead to the appearance of withdrawal symptoms, which can otherwise be observed with many other sleep aids. Thus, this remedy represents a natural, harmless, yet efficient form of counteracting chronic or acute sleep deficit.