If this spring has you feeling stressed, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos has a solution. The health author says Suntheanine is amino acid that can help you feel calmer and improve the quality of your sleep. This supplement helps you get back on the path to relaxation. Torkos appeared on XETV’s San Diego Living to discuss how many of spring’s health issues may be solved with just a trip to your local pharmacy.
Changing your clocks ahead each spring can disturb our natural wake-sleep cycle, making it more difficult to settle down for the night. “There are some natural remedies to get you back on track if daylight savings time has thrown you off and you are having trouble with your sleep,” said Torkos. “Melatonin is a hormone that you can take. It is recommended for adults, especially if you are traveling to different time zones or need to get back on track after the time change,” Torkos explained.
For those looking for a remedy to help with stress or anxiety, Torkos suggested Suntheanine. “It is an amino acid that makes you feel calm and relaxed,” she said. “It’s non-drowsy and non-habit-forming. It just makes you feel more Zen-like, more calm and more focused. This is something I often recommend for my patients who want a relaxant without the drug-like effects.”
Torkos also suggested Suntheanine for nervous flyers, or those feeling anxious about a trip they are taking. Clinical trials have indicated that Suntheanine helps promote relaxation without drowsiness by increasing the brain’s alpha waves and decreasing its beta brain waves. Alpha waves promote a relaxed, alert state in the body, while beta waves promote an exited, awake state.
Unlike many stress-reducing remedies, Suntheanine does not cause drowsiness, yet can improve the quality of your sleep, especially if springtime worries have your mind racing.