Monday, November 24, 2014

Using DHEA To Sleep Better

Couple in restful sleep
Does it ever feel like you just can't get enough sleep? You wake up feeling worn out even after getting a full eight hours? Well chances are there are hormones you produce that have declined, and may be causing you to not get the restful, rejuvenating sleep you need. More than half the population over age 35 reports they get poor quality sleep and not enough sleep. As troubling as that may sound, there is now an easy way to do something about it. By applying a bioidentical skin cream daily that contains bioidentical DHEA, you can maintain your body's ability to produce hormones and sleep soundly at night.


What is DHEA?

DHEA is short for dehydroepiandrosterone, a naturally occurring pro-hormone made and processed in the adrenal glands, gonads and dermis. It is a base building block or precursor for more than 50 hormones. Hormones perform a wide variety of chemical messenger functions in the body and have many beneficial biologic functions. DHEA has been shown to by clinical research to allow deeper REM sleep.* REM sleep is the deep, restful sleep in which we dream and recharge the brain.
Until about age twenty-five, people make enough of their own DHEA. In youth, sleep is deep and restful because the body is able to produce plenty of the hormones needed to make that happen. But after age 25 or so, our bodies begin producing less and less DHEA. So by age 35, men and women alike produce about 20 percent less DHEA than they did when they were at their best or in the prime of life at age 20-25. By the age of 50, people make only about half the DHEA they did at age 25. As DHEA declines, many processes begin to not function as well. Some of the first signs of hormonal decline are: lack of energy during the day and poor quality sleep at night.


Studies Show DHEA Improves Sleep

Millions of people every day wake up after 8 hours of sleep still feeling tired. This begins to happen more and more as people get older because they are not getting enough REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. REM sleep occurs at various intervals during the night. REM sleep is one of five stages of sleep. It is the deepest stage of sleep when we dream. People typically spend more than two hours per night in REM sleep dreaming. According to a medical research study published by Dr. E. Friess, et al, “DHEA administration induced a significant increase in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.” * So if people can maintain higher DHEA levels, they can get more REM sleep. As a result, people with higher DHEA levels are more likely to wake up feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready to hit the day with energy.
DHEA must be used properly as a bioidentical DHEA cream applied on the skin rather than as an oral supplement because as a properly made cream DHEA can be absorbed and processed in the skin where it occurs naturally anyway. Unfortunately when it is taken orally as a pill, the liver destroys most DHEA before it can do any good. Twist 25 DHEA cream provides bioidentical DHEA on the dermis where it is used to produce the hormones. DHEA has been shown to allow better sleep at night. Decreasing quality of sleep in mid life is very common and expectable given declining DHEA levels that occur. That’s why many middle-age people often sleep, but don't feel rested even after 8 hours of sleep. Twist 25 DHEA cream makes sense.
As an added bonus, DHEA cream is made with coconut oil vitamin E and coenzyme Q-10 all ingredients that are good for you, as well. Twist 25 cream is also great for the skin. Try Twist 25 DHEA cream today. Apply 1 or 2 pump presses each morning and evening and rub it in completely on thin, hairless skin to feel the Twist 25 difference. Sweet dreams!

“DHEA administration increases rapid eye movement sleep and EEG power in sigma frequency range.” Friess E, Trachsel L, Guldner J, Schier T, Steiger A, Holsboer F. American Journal of Physiology Jan 1995 268(1 Pt 1):E107-13. Pubmed study

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