I have to start out by saying I am definitely excited about this product as I have used it several times with excellent results. Every other sleep supplement that I have ever used has fallen into one of two categories. One being products that are not effective and two being products that work but leave you feeling drowsy or hung over in the morning. This is the first product that actually worked without any type of “hangover” effect. Specifically the product helped me fall asleep and stay asleep without waking up in the middle of the night and in the morning I felt rested.
Below is a breakdown of the key components of Sleep Revolution and what each one does.
L-theanine creates a sense of relaxation via at least two
different mechanisms. First, this amino acid directly stimulates the production
of alpha brain waves, creating a state of deep relaxation. Second, L-theanine is
involved in the formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma amino
butyric acid (GABA). GABA influences the levels of two other neurotransmitters,
dopamine and serotonin, producing the relaxation effect.
Additional human clinical research suggests that L-theanine may have
application in improving the quality of sleep, improving learning performance,
heightening mental acuity, promoting concentration, reducing negative side
effects of caffeine and supporting the immune system.
(GABA) is an amino acid found mainly in the human brain and
eyes. It is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it regulates
brain and nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the
brain. GABA is referred to as the “brain’s natural calming agent”, by inhibiting
over-stimulation of the brain, GABA may help promote relaxation and ease nervous
tension. GABA is also helpful in promoting sleep for those who have difficulty
Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally in the pineal
gland at the base of the brain. It is important in regulating sleep, and may
play a role in maintaining circadian rhythm, the body’s natural time clock.
Natural melatonin production decreases with age, and the decrease is associated
with some sleep disorders, particularly in the elderly.