Comments on: 10 Tips for Better Sleep http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/ Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Blog Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:43:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: Team FPS http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-395345 Sun, 09 Oct 2016 02:48:18 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-395345 The red-spectrum lighting suggested here promotes energy production; and as stated in the article, energy production keeps cells relaxed which promotes regenerative sleep. Blue light and darkness have the opposite effects. Orange lenses block blue light and are recommended at night.

Read more about energy and red light vs darkness/blue light here:

Cardiolipin, Cytochrome Oxidase, Metabolism, & Aging
http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/07/04/cytochrome-oxidase-and-cardiolipin/

“Cytochrome oxidase is one of the enzymes damaged by stress and by blue light, and activated or restored by red light, thyroid, and progesterone. It’s a copper enzyme, so it’s likely to be damaged by excess iron. It is most active when it is associated with a mitochondrial lipid, cardiolipin, that contains saturated palmitic acid; the substitution of polyunsaturated fats lowers its activity. Mitochonrial function in general is poisoned by the unsaturated fats, especially arachidonic acid and DHA.”

“This enzyme is dependent upon the thyroid hormone and is inhibited by nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, estrogen, polyunsaturated fatty acids, serotonin, excess or free iron, ionizing radiation, and many toxins, including bacterial endotoxin. Red light, which passes easily through the tissues, reactivates the enzyme, which slowly loses its function during darkness.”

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By: G http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-390201 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:11:56 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-390201 For number 4, is this something that is generally agreed upon? I’ve read elsewhere about the importance of staying away from and reducing light in the evening(even wearing orange glasses that block certain blue wavelengths) to make sure melatonin is not suppressed by bright lights/computers/devices which would reduce sleep.

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By: Team FPS http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-49148 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:14:13 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-49148 I am happy for you, my friend. Keep it up.

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By: Captain http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-49147 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:05:41 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-49147 Hi,
Thanks for all these good advices. I use 6 gram Gelatin (with 29% glycine) before going to the bed and my sleep becomes better and better!

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By: Team FPS http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-47290 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:10:58 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-47290 Grass fed butter, liver, and well cooked kale can be used for vitamin K. Bacteria in the intestines also synthesize vitamin K2 provided that antibiotic use isn’t frequent. Thorne Research liquid vitamin K2 is good to use topically.

Intestinal Bacteria Synthesize Vitamin K2
http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/10/11/intestinal-bacteria-synthesize-vitamin-k2/

Vitamin K, Calcification, & Atherosclerosis
http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2013/03/03/vitamin-k-calcification-atherosclerosis/

Bone Health and Vitamin K
http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/04/15/bone-health-and-vitamin-k/

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By: Jorge http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-47266 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:47:34 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-47266 Thanks for these tips. I better ditch the kefir that I drink daily to get vitamin K2. Is there any safer alternative to get this nutrient? Is there usually a need to supplement this?

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By: Team FPS http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-12030 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:13:29 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-12030 Made the change to “regardless”. Thanks for reading.

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By: Camila http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/comment-page-1/#comment-11993 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:01:34 +0000 http://www.functionalps.com/blog/?p=5724#comment-11993 Great read!
If you don’t mind, without trying to sound like a snot, in #7, the word ‘irregardless’ was used, and I’d like to draw attention to the fact it is non-standard English (or very highly debated: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/irregardless). I would just hate for others to snub the validity of your helpful findings because of a small error.
Thanks again for your articles.

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