Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas turkey makes you sleepy: True or false?

Post the traditional Christmas roast turkey, many a knowledgeable uncle up and down the land can be heard asserting that it's due to the Tryptophan-rich turkey that Grandad has nodded off...

According to Uncle Bob, it's the Tryptophan in turkey that makes us all feel sleepy.

Here at The Snoozery, we've dug a little deeper into this "fascinating" piece of avuncular trivia and can reveal that Uncle Bob hasn't got it quite right. 

Yes, there is Tryptophan - an essential amino acid - in turkey, but no more so than in most other protein-rich foods such as eggs, cheese, yoghurt, meat, poultry as well as many plant proteins. 

It's the combination of the Tryptophan-rich protein and carbohydrates that make us feel sleepy after Christmas Dinner. 

So - in basic terms - it works like this:

  • The Tryptophan (stored and just consumed) combines with carbohydrates to produce Serotonin
    • When Serotonin levels are high, you're in a better mood, have a higher pain tolerance, and sleep better
  • The Serotonin is then further metabolised into Melatonin
    • Melatonin is the hormone that helps to control your sleep and wake cycles
  • The increase in Melatonin then affects your sleep-wake cycle (or circadian rhythm) by chemically causing drowsiness and lowering the body temperature
  • You feel sleepy. 
The red wine can also make us feel drowsy. 

Sleep tight and Happy Christmas! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Snoozery Is Spreading That Christmas Spirit!

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Late Night Shopping in Marlow last Thursday!

What a great turn out despite the miserable weather! We had lots of fun spreading some Christmas Cheer and the word about our fabulous products! 

Chatting to you all is such an important part of our mission to help people sleep better – and if we’ve helped just a few of you to get that peaceful night’s sleep you deserve over Christmas – then it’s been a success! 

And the prizes for the Best Christmassy Sellers of the night go to...(drumroll please)...Our Luxurious Snoozery's Own Lullaby Cream! And Our Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by This Works!

For those of you who missed out or need to buy in those last few Christmas presents Click Here to check out our products for yourself!