Sleep isn’t just about “getting a good rest.” New information emerges all the time about sleep’s importance to disease prevention, cognitive function, mood, athletic performance, and even maintaining a healthy weight. And the health conditions that can arise with chronically poor sleep include diabetes, obesity, infertility, heart disease, sleep apnea, and more.

Unfortunately, even though we might be eating right and supporting the health of our heart and digestive system, we also might be neglecting sleep. In fact, more than 40% of U.S. adults don’t get the ideal amount of sleep each night. It probably won’t surprise you that stress is a major culprit.

Seven of 10 U.S. adults experience so much daily stress that it disrupts their nightly sleep. Two-thirds of athletes report getting insufficient sleep the night before a competition. And the effect of fatigue on performance is only part of the problem. According to one study, student athletes who sleep less than eight hours nightly are twice as likely to suffer an injury.

When good sleep habits aren’t enough

So clearly, we all need a good night’s sleep. But how? One strategy is to modify the sleep environment and our habits – eliminate light from the bedroom, avoid blue screens the hour before bedtime, exercise daily, don’t eat before bedtime, and stick to a regular sleep schedule and a relaxing pre-sleep ritual. Another great strategy is to supplement your nutrition to support sleep’s natural triggers and to reduce stress in the body.

Thorne’s sleep bundle is a trio of supplements formulated to promote restful sleep.* While two of these products – RecoveryPro® and Multi-Vitamin Elite – are especially well suited to the needs of athletes, all three are suitable for athletes and non-athletes alike. After all, in today’s world, all of us need to bring our best – and most rested –  performance to every new day.

The Thorne sleep bundle

RecoveryPro is Thorne’s newest addition to our suite of sleep-support products. It’s a blend of a whey protein (90% alpha-lactalbumin), natural-source GABA (PharmaGABA®; a calming brain neurotransmitter*), and magnesium bisglycinate – in a chocolate-flavored powder that mixes easily in water and tastes great hot or cold.

In addition to supporting restful sleep and lowering cortisol to modulate stress, it also optimizes nighttime muscle recovery.* Research suggests that athletes who strength-train in the evening and take a protein supplement before bed achieve a greater increase in strength output and muscle size.*

Because RecoveryPro provides protein, it supports good sleep and it helps muscles recover better at night.* It’s a great choice for athletes, for individuals who do demanding physical work, for elderly persons who need support for both sleep and muscle strengthening, and for every individual who can benefit by a combination of sleep support and muscle recovery.

  • RecoveryPro: Mix 1 packet with 8 ounces of either hot or cold water before bedtime.

Melaton-3, which contains 3 mg of melatonin per capsule, helps maintain your normal sleep-wake cycle – your circadian rhythm.* For individuals who have difficulty sleeping or have altered circadian rhythms – such as occurs in jet lag and night shift work – supplementation with melatonin promotes the resynchronization of this cycle.*

An adequate melatonin level is reported to be a positive factor in cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and bone health.* Research indicates melatonin exerts its sleep-promoting action by decreasing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, by improving the ability to stay asleep, and by enhancing the depth of sleep.*

  • Melaton-3: Take 1 capsule at bedtime, or as recommended by a health-care or performance professional.

Multi-Vitamin Elite provides two multi-vitamin/mineral formulas that meet daytime and nighttime needs, including the need for restful sleep.* The A.M. formula helps boost energy during the daytime, while the P.M. formula supports rest and recovery at night.*

The P.M. formula contains more minerals, and also contains Relora®, a proprietary blend of two plant extracts shown to curb late-night food cravings, optimize the level of the stress hormone cortisol, aid in weight management, and support restful sleep.*

  • A.M. Formula: Take 3 capsules each morning with a meal, or as recommended by a health-care or performance professional.
  • P.M. Formula: Take 3 capsules each evening with a meal, or as recommended by a health-care or performance professional.

If you want to better understand why you’re having sleep problems, then don’t forget that Thorne offers an at-home Sleep Test. We send you the kit. You collect biomarker samples and return them in a postage-paid envelope. Your biomarkers are analyzed, and we provide insights plus a personal plan for how best to eat, exercise, and supplement based on your unique test results.