SleepDrops’ TeenSleep & Stress 60 Caps
Why Teens needs TeenSleep & Stress®
It’s tough being a teen these days trying to keep up with school, work, friends and family commitments plus maintain a real and virtual social life. Sleep is often last on the priority list for teens impacting their academic performance and ability to reach their full potential. In fact, research shows lack of sleep is contributing to increasing rates of teen stress, anxiety, depression, behavioural disorders and even alcohol and drug abuse in teens.
Teens are also struggling to cope with an ever changing, unpredictable new world. Research shows since the Covid-19 pandemic the number of teen’s suffering with mental illness has doubled, with one in five teens anxious and one in four teens struggling with depression globally.
TeenSleep & Stress® offers support for pre teens aged 9-12 and Teens (12+) to:
- Improve sleep quality
- Sleep through the night with deeper restorative sleep
- Optimise memory, learning and optimal performance
- Strengthen mental and emotional resilience
- Feel less worried or overwhelmed by the pressures of teen life
- Improve nervous system health
- Cope with exams, competitions, bullying or poor mental health, life changes, illness or injury and other teen pressures
Magnesium Chloride (400mg)
Global research estimates that up to 42% of teens are deficient in Magnesium, a mineral utilised by over 600 processes in a teen’s body including energy (ATP) production, muscle and brain function, stress regulation and hormonal balance. Magnesium is also essential for sleep, reducing a teen’s stress levels and allowing muscles to relax so they can stay asleep through the night.
Magnesium supplementation has been shown to not only improve sleep but also reduce cortisol levels (our stress hormone) to help your teen stay calm and keep a cool head to cope with any pressures and tough decisions.
TeenSleep & Stress® includes four hundred milligrams of the highly absorbable Magnesium Chloride to correct any nutrient deficiencies.
Tart Cherry (500mg)
Tart Cherry provides a natural source of our sleep hormone which is necessary for establishing healthy sleep/wake cycles and signaling to the body that it is time to sleep. Sleep hormone production is dependent on exposure to darkness and with many teenagers spending a lot of time inside and online being exposed to blue light, their natural sleep hormone production can be affected. A lack of healthy levels of our sleep hormone can result in teens feeling wired and alert when it’s time to sleep. Also, if teenagers are feeling stressed, the stress hormone cortisol can further block the production and utilisation of our sleep hormone which interferes with their sleep. Together, this makes it difficult for teenagers to both fall sleep and stay asleep. Restlessness and unrefreshing sleep interferes with the brain’s natural process of clearing out neurons, resulting in teenagers waking in the morning feeling unrefreshed and ‘foggy’.
Our sleep hormone works with Magnesium through the night to help teenagers stay asleep and reach the deep stages of sleep (Theta and Delta) essential for optimal development, memory, learning and performance during the day. Deep, restorative sleep ensures teen’s wake up feeling more energised and motivated, in a more positive mood and stronger mental health to face any challenges during their day.
Many teens are using synthetic Melatonin on prescription or purchased internationally to help them sleep. The minimum dose currently available on prescription in New Zealand is 2mg of Melatonin. This is more than 5,700 times the amount our body’s naturally produce. Research shows prescription Melatonin can cause side effects such as headaches, short-term feelings of depression, daytime sleepiness, dizziness, stomach cramps, irritability, nausea and bedwetting. TeenSleep and Stress® contains 500mg of Tart Cherry to support natural utilisation and processing of Melatonin – supporting teens to go to sleep and stay asleep – naturally.
Vitamin B6 (20mg)
Vitamin B6 is a key nutrient used in over 150 enzymatic reactions related to mood, sleep cycle, mental function, stress, and inflammation. It is particularly important to support a teen’s high energy levels and a healthy balanced mood. Teens can become deficient in B vitamins in times of stress, sickness or when they have a particularly high energy lifestyle. Research has shown that Vitamin B6 supplementation can boost the production of key hormones serotonin and GABA to help a teen relax and have a more positive mood.
Zinc is a vital nutrient for teens to support their healthy stress levels, energy and hormonal balance. Zinc is especially important during adolescence to support the production and balance of key sex hormones needed for a teen’s development. Zinc deficiency is common in New Zealand and research has shown our teenager’s low zinc intakes fail to meet their growth requirements. TeenSleep and Stress® is formulated to include a teen’s recommended daily intake of Zinc to nourish their adrenal glands responsible for producing and balancing hormones for sexual maturation and stronger mental and emotional resiliency.
The amino acid L-Theanine works with zinc to support teen’s hormone production promoting healthy sleep and mood, balanced sex hormones, and emotional regulation. L-Theanine supplementation has been shown to improve focus and reduce stress and anxiety levels of participants given mental mathematical tasks. This is great news for those teens coping with tough maths exams at any level.
Zizyphys Jujube (2g)
The Zizyphus jujube fruit and its seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for years to treat insomnia and alleviate stress. Its anti-inflammatory properties and sedative effects have been shown to improve sleep duration and reduce anxiety levels.
The ingredients in TeenSleep and Stress® are recommended for all teens, irrespective of how they are feeling but especially for those teens coping with exams, competitions, bullying, poor mental health, life changes, illness, injury and the other teen pressures.
For best results take for a minimum of one month and ongoing as needed.
Pre-Teens 9-12 Years: Take 1 capsule with water each night before bed.
12 Years and Older: Take 2 capsules with water each night before bed.
Dose can be split if day support is needed.
Always read the label and use as directed. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Stop using and see your healthcare professional if an adverse reaction occurs.