- Getting enough sleep is critical to good health, yet so many people experience sleep deprivation. Sleep offers the body a time to readjust itself. In particular, the appetite control hormones need a full night’s sleep to work properly the next day. Adequate sleep is necessary to function optimally, so you can do well on a test in school, learn new skills at the office, be happy, keep a good energy level, and help maintain a healthy body weight (https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/diet-exercise-and-sleep; http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/news_releases/2013/02/grandner/ ).
Eating well helps you sleep better (http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/9_foods_to_help_you_sleep?page=2 ). Vitamin B6 boosts melatonin levels to help you fall asleep. Intact carbohydrates like from dairy products helps you sleep because it blunts blood sugar swings. Foods containing potassium and calcium are great to help you sleep well.
A couple of dietary factors make it hard to get a full night’s sleep and induce insomnia: caffeine, alcohol, spicy and acidic foods, and eating anything too close to bedtime. As long as you don’t take the Health Shake right before bed, it doesn’t have any of these factors that affect sleep except caffeine, but the content is too low to affect sleep. The Chocolate Everything Shake contains 6 mg of caffeine, but most people need to take 100 mg to even feel an effect from it. The Vanilla Everything Shake doesn’t have any caffeine.
In addition, a substance called tryptophan helps the body make serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that helps control sleep patterns, appetite, and pain (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6764927 ). Based on 40 human research studies, tryptophan was shown to improve overall sleep and cause people to fall asleep faster. The Everything Shake contains tryptophan from milk proteins and added tryptophan to help people with sleep disorders and insomnia (http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/food-sabotage-sleep#2 ).