Get a Good Night’s Sleep with USANA® Pure Rest™ So You Can Rise and Shine
Pure Rest is a fast-acting melatonin supplement. It supports the body’s natural sleep-and-wake cycles by adding to your natural melatonin production at night. When taken at bedtime, Pure Rest supports the body’s natural circadian rhythms. They signal your body that it’s time to sleep. It’s especially helpful if your normal sleep schedule has been disturbed due to working odd hours or traveling and jet lag.* Pure Rest is not a sleeping pill. It’s non-habit forming. Simply take Pure Rest as part of your bedtime routine to help you get the sleep of your dreams every night.*
Sometimes, when life gets demanding, you just aren’t going to get enough sleep. And if you occasionally find yourself struggling to fall asleep, it’s time to take action.
Running on too few hours of sleep won’t just leave you tired, grumpy, and mentally foggy. Even one night of sleep deprivation may have mental and physical consequences for your daily well-being.
Unfortunately, if you’re in need of more pillow time, you’re not alone. Millions of people need more sleep. It’s become so common that it’s the new “normal.” But not getting enough sleep isn’t something you can relax about. It’s actually considered a growing, unmet health problem by the Institute of Medicine. And with good reason.
Sleep quality supports a number of aspects of health:
- Restoring the body after daily stress and exposure to free radicals*
- Immune function *
- Tissue repair (including joints) and healthy muscle growth*
- Fitness recovery*
- Cardiovascular health*
- Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels (as long as they’re already in the normal range)*
- Appetite, dietary intake, and weight*
- Normal cognitive function and mood*
- Skin appearance*
Getting enough quality sleep will not only help you feel energized and productive. It will also help undo some of the effects of daily wear and tear on your body and increase your odds of living a healthier life.*
The goal? The National Sleep Foundation suggests adults aim to regularly get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. This is based on a rigorous scientific review of studies that related sleep duration to health, performance, and safety. The panel of experts found that those who sleep, on average, less than six hours a night may experience greater impacts to their well-being than those who average seven to eight hours a night.*
Your sleep cycle is controlled by your internal biological clock, known as circadian rhythms. This 24-hour cycle regulates a number of bodily functions, including telling your body when it should be asleep and awake. Circadian rhythms are a natural process within your body, but they can be influenced by outside factors.
A number of things can disrupt your sleep cycle (or sleep quality):
- Working night shifts
- Traveling across time zones
- Artificial lighting (including LED light bulbs and the blue light coming from your smart phone or other electronic devices)
- Alcohol or drug consumption
- Age (melatonin levels may naturally drop, and you’ll tend to experience more sleep disturbances)
Make regularly getting your ZZZ’s a priority. Daily exercise; limited use of electronic devices and light exposure before bed; and a comfortable, dark sleep environment can all help you get good quality sleep. You can also support a good snooze by giving your natural circadian rhythms added support with a boost of melatonin.
Melatonin is the key to getting to sleep. This naturally occurring hormone is produced primarily in the pineal gland in your brain. Regulating normal sleep-and-wake cycles is melatonin’s main job. During the day, your body doesn’t make melatonin. Then levels naturally start to rise in the evening. Melatonin levels remain elevated for most of the night, signaling to your body that it is time to sleep.
To boost melatonin from plant-based sources, try adding tomatoes, olives, walnuts, or strawberries to your diet. Or, you can add tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid that your body uses to make melatonin. Tryptophan is found in eggs, poultry, dairy products, chickpeas, and almonds.
To all you night owls: Supplementing your melatonin with Pure Rest could be especially important if you are exposed to artificial light at night, while it’s dark outside. Light exposure can upset your circadian rhythms and suppress the natural release of melatonin. So, your body will think it’s still time to be productive and make it harder for you to sleep. Pure Rest can help sync your body with the natural light–dark cycle to support a more natural sleep pattern.*
Pure Rest also protects your health at the cellular level while it helps you sleep. Melatonin can act as a free-radical scavenger. Plus, it helps support your body’s own natural antioxidant enzymes. So, by defending against cell-damaging oxidative stress, Pure Rest offers even more benefits for the restorative processes your body undergoes while asleep.*
Frequently Asked Questions About Pure Rest
Who should use Pure Rest?
Pure Rest is designed for adults interested in improving the quality of their sleep, as well as those who appreciate the link between quality sleep and overall health. Because melatonin production and sleep quality generally decline with age, melatonin supplements also tend to be popular with individuals over the age of 50.
A number of studies confirm melatonin as an effective way to address jet lag. As such, it is a popular choice for individuals who travel extensively.*
When should I take Pure Rest?
Don’t take it too early or it’ll make you fall asleep! Pure Rest will work most effectively if you take it about an hour before you go to bed. The orange-flavored tablet will dissolve in your mouth without water.
Circadian Rhythms. National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. [Internet] [accessed 30 May 2018] Available at https://www.nigms.nih.gov/education/pages/Factsheet_CircadianRhythms.aspx
Amstrup AK, Sikjaer T, Mosekilde L, Rejnmark L. 2015. The effect of melatonin treatment on postural stability, muscle strength, and quality of life and sleep in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J 14: 102.
- Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Institute of Medicine Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research [Internet] [accessed 30 May 2018] Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19961/
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.