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America's Hidden Pandemic: 100 Million Suffer From Sleep Problems

How to Choose the Best Sleep Aid? Natural Sleep Aids such as Somniac PM Become a Popular Alternative

Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 11, 2010 -- Houston-based Aikon Wellness, Inc. announced recently that it had launched a revolutionary new natural sleep aid, Somniac PM ( to address America's true pandemic, lack of sleep.

According to the National Institute of Health, at least 70 million Americans suffer from sleep troubles. The National Commission for Sleep Disorders reported to the U.S. Congress that 100 million Americans have occasional sleep problems, with over 30 million having some form of chronic insomnia. Lack of sleep is not just an inconvenience, it can lead to serious health problems. Could some of the most debilitating health problems be addressed simply by getting enough sleep?

“Sleep is vital to our health,” says Dr. David Summers, an independent medical research scientist whose previous blockbuster dietary supplements include Endothil-CR(TM) and Stemulite(TM), which was one of General Nutrition Center's (NYSE: GNC) TOP 20 sellers in 2009. “For example, according to a study by the American Heart Association, not having enough sleep can lead to high blood pressure. Sleep problems have for long been associated with cardiovascular disease, but AHA's study demonstrates a link between too few hours of sleep and the incidence of hypertension. And, uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke. It contributes to up to seven million deaths each year! Lack of sleep is the REAL PANDEMIC we should be talking about,” describes Summers.

“Poor sleep seems to be a risk factor behind memory loss as well. Several studies have demonstrated how regular sleep improves memory. The brain replays memories during sleep to consolidate what it has learned during the day. Millions of pieces of new information are being stored in their proper places. If there is no sleep, there is no storage,” Summers continues.

There are several pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solutions for getting a good night's sleep. Many people turn to prescription sleep medications. They may work well, but often come with side effects ranging from morning grogginess and all-day sluggishness to more serious problems such as sleep-walking, sleep-driving, vomiting and even seizures. They can also cause serious drug dependence.

Over-the-counter medications are less potent, but not totally safe either. In fact, one of the most popular OTC sleep aid/pain relievers contains acetaminophen, an overdose of which is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S.

“Only a fraction of people with sleep problems actually use pharmaceutical sleep medicine. We believe this is because people don't feel comfortable taking pharmaceutical drugs night after night, just to be able to sleep better. This is why natural sleep aids, such as Somniac PM, are gaining popularity,” says Tapio Tolonen, President of Aikon Wellness, Inc.

According to Tolonen, there are three types of natural sleep aids. Many people try a one-ingredient supplement such as Melatonin. The problem is that one-ingredient supplements only address one part of sleep. For example, Melatonin helps one fall asleep, but does very little to downregulate stress hormones.

“The second group of natural sleep aids consists of products that have several commonly known ingredients bundled together. This is better because you cover more basis, but not enough,” says Tolonen.

“The third group consists of products such as Somniac PM, that have truly unique ingredients that aim at addressing all phases of sleep. Due to the large amount of various active ingredients, these products are the most expensive. But it is important to remember that you typically get what you are paying for,” emphasizes Tolonen.

Somniac PM includes twelve ingredients that synergistically work in phases to help one relax, fall asleep and reach healthy REM and even deeper sleep levels. What makes this natural sleep aid unique, however, is that it includes two lesser-known compounds, Indium Sulphate and a plant-based natural stem cell recruiter derived from eggplant.

According to Dr. Summers, “Recent research suggests that Indium Sulphate works with your brain's HPA complex, where it appears to modulate hormones that can inhibit or interfere with sleep. The result? You may be able to fall asleep much faster than you ever thought possible.”

“The plant-based natural stem cell recruiter in Somniac PM, may help your body rejuvenate and regenerate itself by helping it recruit and mobilize your own stem cells from your bone marrow. These adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the unique ability to replace damaged or aging cells anywhere in your body. When used in combination with the other ten ingredients, we believe that Somniac PM may not only help you sleep better but also to rejuvenate your body as you sleep,” says Dr. Summers.

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Somniac PM is an all natural sleep aid of Aikon Wellness, Inc. The company is in the process of launching a full line of quality-of-life dietary supplements. For more information on Somniac PM, visit Please note that no statements on this press release have been reviewed or evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Testimonials for our products reflect individual experiences and your results may vary.  Please consult your physician before using Somniac PM with or without any other medications.


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