“Nootropics are a broad category of cognitive-enhancing supplements which include a range of compounds to improve memory, focus, creativity, and motivation. The rough translation of ‘nootropic’ comes from the Greek for “to bend or shape the mind,” say the experts at BrainExcell.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of ‘smart drugs’, ‘brain enhancers’ or ‘nootropics’; think of Bradley Cooper in the film Limitless.
From Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to competitive athletes, nootropics are hitting the mainstream, but did you know they can also enhance our sleep?
Natalia Bojanic, Mindfulness Expert & Co-Founder of Form Nutrition, said: “Sleeping is an invaluable activity for human beings, owing to its impacts upon our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. This is easily demonstrated in the absence of sleep, at which point mental health issues surface, emotional irritability increases, and the immune system significantly underperforms. Conversely, adequate sleep is attributed with promoting cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure and balancing insulin levels. It is then no surprise that the World Health Organisation recommends at least 8 hours of sleep each night.”