Do Nootropics Keep You Awake?
November 11, 2023
High-quality nootropics used as natural anti-anxiety supplements are often designed to support a healthy, restful sleep cycle without disrupting your sleep pattern or leaving you feeling drowsy when you wake up.
However, you should always ensure you purchase a nootropic product that is suited to your requirements, whether you’re looking to relieve stress and anxiety, boost your cognitive function, or support better sleep and address insomnia or other sleep conditions that prevent you from getting a full night’s rest.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions in terms of taking your nootropics in the right dosage, at the right time of day, and with or without a meal will help extract maximum benefit without causing any sleep-related issues.
The Benefits of Nootropics for Anxiety Relief and Improved Sleep
Nootropics are a broad and somewhat new branch of supplements with a wide scope of products, ingredients, natural and synthetic compounds, and intended outcomes.
Some products are engineered to boost feelings of alertness and help support augmented cognitive function. In contrast, others are meant to assist better quality sleep, meaning you fall asleep faster, sleep more soundly, and wake up refreshed. Using nootropics that contain melatonin, for example, is believed to promote healthy sleep.
How many nootropics should I take to help with sleep? It’s important you remain within the suggested dosage to avoid confusing your natural circadian rhythm and stick to the dosage instructions on the product labeling.
Many people find that their sleep disturbances are a side effect of other issues, such as anxiety. Rather than treating the need for rest with a sleeping tablet, addressing the underlying stress can be an excellent way to find the relaxation you need to sleep properly.
Which Nootropic Ingredients Should I Look for to Help With Better Sleep?
The first advice is to review the impacts and contraindications of any nootropic you are considering. Those designed for improved sleep may have a different effect from a nootropic supplement intended to boost feelings of alertness and focus.
Here, we’ll run through a quick summary of some of the ingredients that are either known or thought to be beneficial for rest (1).
- Magnesium is believed to relax your muscles and nervous system to reduce problems getting to sleep or staying asleep throughout the night.
- 5-HTP is a naturally occurring byproduct linked to the production of serotonin–the ‘feel good’ chemical that helps regulate and control your sleep cycle.
- L-theanine has been found to reduce anxiety to help you feel more ready for restful sleep and is the subject of various studies and research projects.
Do nootropics raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep? It is possible to use a nootropic as a cognitive enhancer or as a supplement thought to boost your brain power and energy during the day while paving the way for a healthy night’s sleep.
We always advise checking the published links within the ‘research’ tab on our product pages and reviewing the potential side effects, so you know which nootropics are unsuitable for people at risk of hypertension or for those taking current medications to treat elevated blood pressure.
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