The world sleeps, while you lie awake.
Insomnia, in all its forms, wreaks havoc on the lives of millions of people every night. Sleep disorders have reached crisis levels, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calling insufficient sleep a public health threat.*
The lack of sleep disrupts your life. Your frustration is real. You’ve probably tried prescription drugs to help you sleep. Up until now, you may have even felt a sense of hopelessness, like nothing helps. You close your eyes and long for a few hours, even a few moments of uninterrupted sleep.AhSleep™. For an “ah-some” night’s sleep.
AhSleep has been crafted and perfected over the last seven years by Dr. Tracy Sands, founder of MHF Health. Dr. Sands has worked as a Holistic Chiropractor specializing in drug and alcohol recovery treatment and has created targeted nutritional products that repair, restore and balance body and brain chemistry. AhSleep helps restore the neurotransmitters and hormones the brain needs to achieve the restful sleep it needs.AhSleep can help with each of the four main categories of hormone-related sleep disorders.
- You can’t fall asleep. You don’t feel sleepy. You’re restless, or have high anxiety. It’s hard to calm your mind from the continual chatter. If you can identify with any of these issues, you may have a melatonin-GABA issue. Inadequate melatonin levels keep you from feeling tired or sleepy enough to fall asleep. Plus, low levels of the brain neurotransmitter GABA will not allow your brain to relax, even when you eventually do feel sleepy. In severe cases, you may also suffer from low levels of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin.
- You can’t stay asleep. You fall asleep, but wake up a couple of hours later unable to return to sleep. This unwelcome pattern repeats itself throughout the night. Significant serotonin deficiency is often to blame for this sleep disturbance, due to excess cortisol production from stress or adrenal gland exhaustion or fatigue which is also caused by mental, emotional or physical stress. Correcting serotonin and dopamine levels can help solve both sleep and adrenal issues over time.
- You only sleep a few hours per night. You’re a night owl. You go to bed at midnight and wake up at 4 or 5am, usually without feeling rested. Continuous sleep isn’t your problem – getting enough of it, is. You can function, but you wish you could just get a few more hours of sleep. If this sounds like your sleep schedule, you may have a melatonin-GABA issue. This can cause a dopamine-serotonin deficiency and adrenal burn out, if not corrected.
- You can’t be still. The tell-tale signs of restless legs syndrome are frequent leg twitching or cramping, both of which cause sleep disturbance. Magnesium, GABA and iron deficiency are usually the cause in this sleep-related disorder.
AhSleep addresses depleted brain chemistry, namely the hormone and neurotransmitter system that the brain uses to communicate. Those depleted chemicals include dopamine, serotonin, GABA, acetylcholine, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine. Prescription sleep medications are ineffective because they treat symptoms, not the root cause. Patients on prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids are often severely depleted in normal sleep hormones. This results in becoming addicted or dependent on those medications to sleep.
AhSleep breaks the cycle by re-training the brain: eliminating the medications and restoring the normal balance of melatonin, serotonin and GABA.
AhSleep contains a combination of all natural ingredients that won’t leave you feeling groggy upon waking. This combination has been proven extremely effective in people with persistent sleep disturbances, who are likely to be critically low in the hormones and brain neurotransmitters that regulate sleep.
- Melatonin: a natural relaxation hormone that is released in the evening
- Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA): a neurotransmitter essential to good sleep
- Serotonin: an essential neurotransmitter for regulating the sleep/wake cycle
- Dopamine: another naturally occurring neurotransmitter. Without this chemical, your serotonin levels decrease.
MHF Health product formulas, including AhSleep, were originally designed to aid in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse recovery for naturally occurring conditions including insomnia, so they are non-addictive.AhSleep was created in a clinical recovery treatment setting by Dr. Tracy Sands.
Dr. Tracy Sands developed the nutrition and protocols that form the basis of MHF Health which were designed and perfected with years of study and application with thousands of clients. His nutritional supplements for people going through addiction recovery were extremely effective in helping to manage mood disorders like ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia and many other health conditions.
Dr. Sands formulated AhSleep to provide the brain with GABA and Melatonin to help reduce difficulty falling asleep due to racing thoughts, anxiety issues, a wired-up feeling or just a restless mind. After witnessing how well AhSleep worked for addiction and recovery clients, AhSleep was made available for the general public.
He is Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic, Board Qualified in Chiropractic Orthopedics, certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia and an expert in clinical nutrition and holistic health. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association and Broward County Chiropractic Society and is a second-generation chiropractor.AhSleep is an integral part of your sleep routine. In addition to adding AhSleep to your bedtime arsenal try these tips and suggestions:
Sleep in a dark, quiet room, blocking out as much light as you can. Get rid of those bright electronics. Clocks, televisions, even cell phones and computers can cast a glow that tells the brain to wake up and interferes with melatonin production. We all love our dogs and cats, but make your bed a pet-free zone for a relaxing night’s sleep.
Exercise early in the day. Exercising later in the day may actually increase hormones that interfere with sleep. Don’t exercise four to six hours prior to going to bed as a good rule of thumb.
Try not to eat at least four hours before bed. A full stomach is a busy stomach, and digestion will keep you awake.
Try to take your medications in the morning vs. the evening. Some medications, even those meant to help you sleep, can actually interfere with the sleep-wake cycle, such as chronic use of benzodiazepines and beta-blockers. All have the potential to impair precious snooze time. Always talk with your doctor before discontinuing use or changing the routine of any prescription drugs.