Older Adults Need Sleep Too.
Myth: Older adults need less sleep.
Fact: Older adults often have problems sleeping, but they still need 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Up to 70% of older adults have chronic sleep problems.
Most common sleep issue: falling asleep and staying asleep.
For a Good Night’s sleep: Ashwagandha
Researchers conducted a 12 week, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of Ashwagandha versus placebo in 50 people, ages 65-80 years old, with sleep problems.
Results: The Ashwagandha group experienced an overall 14% improvement in sleep quality versus 3% improvement in the placebo group.
Specifically, the Ashwagandha group experienced Improved mental alertness in the morning.
Better sleep quality.
99% of the participants taking Ashwagandha reported their experience as good or excellent, versus 40% of the placebo group who said they had poor or satisfactory results.
To address the sleep problem, take 150-300 mg daily of Ashwagandha standardized for 35%, that’s 7 times stronger than plain Ashwagandha.
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