Sleep problems seem to be at epidemic proportions in our country. You can’t watch television without seeing an advertisement for Ambien or similar drugs that enhance sleep. We all know the risks of these medications.

One of the most frequent sleep disorders is the one of waking up in the middle of the night with the mind racing and unable to fall back to sleep.

A good explanation of why this happens has to do with the way your body maintains even blood sugar levels. This is critical for brain function because it appears that neurons can only burn glucose for energy. During the day, the body stores glucose in long chains called glycogen in the liver. At night, cortisol (an adrenal gland product) helps balance the rate of glycogen conversion to glucose. If your cortisol response is not adequate, a secondary adrenal reaction kicks in to help maintain the glycogen conversion.

This secondary circuit is the increased production of epinephrine or adrenaline. You know what adrenaline does to your state of wakefulness. So, when the conversion from the cortisol pathway begins to give way to increased production of epinephrine, you keep your blood sugar up and now you are wide awake.

This can be a simple problem to resolve without spending a fortune on sleep aids and trips to the sleep clinic. It is good to know there are some safe alternatives.

AdrenaCalm by Apex has been most helpful for people with this particular sleep issue. It is a transdermal cream (ingredients pass though your skin into your body) with a mixture of products that helps balance cortisol production. Let’s say you wake up at 2:00 a.m. after maybe three or four hours of sleep. You are still tired but are wide awake with your mind racing. You can rub on a about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of AdrenaCalm and in 15 minutes fall back to sleep for about 4 hours. The best part of the AdrenaCalm as it has agents that can help heal the stress pathways so it acts as a healing agent not just a biochemical manipulator.

What could be easier than that! has one dollar shipping and at $37.50 for a months supply a good night’s sleep it’s practically free! Well, maybe not free but the best price you can find for a restful nights sleep.

Sweet dreams and don’t let the bed bugs bite!