Our brain is wired for sleep. It is a natural and required functional state. That’s because all parts of the sleep cycle focus on resting and resetting different parts of our bodies and regulating brain function.
There are two different types of sleep:
– Non-REM (“quiet sleep”): Resets the body; repairs and rebuilds muscles, tissues and bones; strengthens the immune system
– REM (“active sleep”): Processes memories; helps regulate emotions; resets the brain
When we cannot fall into either of these states of sleep, we prevent our brain from getting the proper time it needs to rest, repair and process information.
Because so many people with sleep issues are operating from a state of hyperarousal, it may feel nearly impossible to shut down the anxiety, stress and worries of the day.
This is what prevents the brain from falling into its desired and natural sleep state.
As a young resident at the University of Minnesota, one of the largest organ transplant surgical programs in the world, Dr. McCleary learned early on the importance of sleep and it’s impact on performance. For the most part, his schedule left him so bone-tired that getting to sleep was never a problem. Yet, he discovered the true value of restful sleep one day when he literally fell asleep standing up! Lesson learned: sleep is vital to normal human functioning.
However, it wasn’t until later in life that sleep issues began to plague Dr. McCleary. He started waking up in the middle of the night with a mind that “wouldn’t shut off”. With a hundred things to check off his “to do” list, oftentimes after waking at 3 am, he’d simply get up and start working because he couldn’t get back to sleep. He noticed that if this happened a few days in a row, it dramatically impacted his brain function – or as he says, “it felt like I was thinking through wax paper.”
As a practicing surgeon, he was aware of the existing supplement and pharmaceutical solutions. Understanding that these options were primarily sedatives, which have addictive properties and can be responsible for a next-day “hangover effect” or grogginess, he was motivated to design a solution rooted in biology, not in sedation.
Through his research, Dr. McCleary discovered scientifically backed ingredients that have been shown in study after study to relax the brain and promote healthy sleep cycles. Additionally, he became inspired and intrigued by the emerging research on the benefits of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. By formulating a unique combination of cannabinoids that he dubbed CANNABICORE™, Dr. McCleary developed a proprietary formulation of cutting-edge ingredients alongside clinically proven ones to create the breakthrough sleep solution – SERENOTENE™.
Based on Dr. McCleary’s personal and test group results, the positive feedback has been overwhelming. Participants reported falling asleep quickly, better quality of sleep, increased ability to go to and stay asleep, feeling relaxed before bedtime, a reduction in “racing” mind, fewer aches and pains, as well as no “hangover” effect.
Finally, there is a sleep solution that helps soothe an anxious mind while enhancing overall sleep quality – not by knocking you out, but by relaxing the mind and allowing it to ease into restorative sleep cycles naturally.