How To Get Better Sleep

May 20, 2019

How To Get Better Sleep

 Sleep is a big deal. We spend up to one third of our lives sleeping (if we’re lucky), and the quality of our zzzz’s matter.

 

But when it comes to sleep, a host of problems can arise. Whether it be having trouble falling asleep and lying awake for hours, frequent awakenings during sleep, outside factors that effect sleep, or pain when sleeping, we’ve seen improved sleep through the intake of the amino acid, glycine, which is found in collagen. 

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a key role in both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission. When taken before bedtime, it significantly improves sleep quality especially in those with insomniac tendencies. Not only does this improve nighttime sleep, but it also decreases daytime sleepiness. Win-Win, right?!

So where can we get this dreamy glycine amino acid? Below are two excellent sources to take advantage of.

  1. Mixing up our favorite Nighttime Tea an hour before bed. Of course, teas naturally containing caffeine such as black or white teas should be avoided. Try teas such as Chamomile, Valerian, Lavender, or Decaf Green Tea. Once the water is heated up and added to your favorite mug, add a scoop or two of our Collagen Peptides, and you’ll be out in no time.
  2. Sip on homemade bone broth in the evening or an hour before bedtime. Bone broth is rich in glycine and an ultimate comfort drink. If you’ve never made this liquid gold, check out our super simple recipe here.