Sunday, December 11, 2011

Does Ginkgo Biloba Cause Insomnia?

It is actually the other way around meaning that ginkgo biloba can help someone who has insomnia as a medicine. We have all been there where are minds are racing, we are angry or maybe all stressed out when we are in bed. The problem with this is that when we are angry it releases a hormone such as adrenaline, which is the flight or fight mechanisms. Basically throughout time humans have had to survive and we have needed a little extra dose of energy to run away from the hungry dinosaur for example.

The problem is that we can enter that same mode when are getting ready for sleep and it can hurt our sleep. Some people believe that an overactive mind can cause someone not to get rest, but I think that is load of cow dung. For example isn’t one of the ideas to help someone fall asleep counting sheep? Also scientists have shown that when we fall asleep our mind is constantly working and we actually burn a lot of calories. This might be one of the reasons that breakfast can be the most important meal of the day because it can recharge calories that were burned up at night time.

The brightest minds in the health industry are not 100% clear on why humans need sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to go to sleep, we could be able to extend our lives a lot. One of the major theories is that this is the time the body heals and recharges itself. Have you ever noticed that if you don’t get a good night’s rest not only does it affect your thinking and memory but also your muscles? Also another critical reason someone should get rest is to help their immune system. Various science specialists have concluded that rest helps the immune system, which is why it’s old but great advice to get rest to beat a sickness.

Ok now that I have convinced you that you need rest what are some ideas to help improve someone’s sleep? For one not getting angry before going to bed can help. The best solution for someone getting over their anger is different for each person, however what works for me is to think about something else. I really enjoy playing some type of video game and artificially killing computer creatures. Then my mind is distracted and I feel better. Other solutions can be reading, maybe talking or doing some activity.

Ginkgo biloba can help as well. Clinical studies have not been able to prove that this herb can help normal people get better sleep however they have proven it could assist with depressed people. Now I’m not endorsing someone to get all depressed and then to take ginkgo to get to sleep. If you did want to get all depressed I’m sure you could probably find some ways. However experts believe that ginkgo can help because it can improve blood flow to the brain. This in turn can help nerve cells connect better. Don’t ask me how this helps because I don’t know. This is just what the experts are saying.

Someone can get ginkgo biloba through a supplement form. If you know anything about supplements that you probably realize that there are tons and tons of choices. How does someone know what to get and what not to get? It is a fairly hard question right? Well the group that I’m apart of has created an article that can point out some of the top things to look for in a supplement. As well as the top things someone should avoid, this way they can avoid a crappy product. We also go over our favorite product that has ginkgo in it. You can view this article by clicking on