How Tryptophan Boosts Your Sleep Quality and Mood
Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep prepares you to face the day. What’s more, several nutrients promote good sleep quality and support your mood. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in many foods and supplements, is one of them. It’s necessary for making proteins and other important molecules in your body, including some that are essential for optimal sleep and mood.
Tryptophan is an amino acid that can be converted into several important molecules, including serotonin and melatonin. Tryptophan and the molecules it produces influence many functions in the body, including sleep, mood and behavior.
Tryptophan is important for cognitive processes because of its role in serotonin production. Low levels of this amino acid can impair your cognition, including your memory of events or experiences.
The importance of tryptophan is likely due to its role in serotonin production. Serotonin is essential for the proper functioning of the brain, and low tryptophan levels reduce the amount of serotonin in the body.
Melatonin is important to the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Increasing tryptophan intake can lead to higher levels of melatonin and may improve sleep quantity and quality.
Tryptophan taken with Glycine will pack a punch for the most chronic insomniacs.
1 capsule (or 1/3 tsp Tryptophan with 1/2 tsp Glycine) before bedtime.
If still struggling, consume 5ml Montmerency Cherry Juice combined - for a solid good night's sleep. All three work very well together.
* Or try 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (some say also try 1/4 tsp Himalyan pink salt plus 1/2 tsp honey - combine all 3) (or can just try the coconut oil by itself). The coconut oil helps to stay asleep during the early hours of the morning!