Getting optimal sleep translates into optimal energy. You wake up refreshed and ready to face the day ahead. In this video clip, Dr. Bryce Wylde, alternative health expert and medical advisor on The Dr. Oz Show, explains why he suggests products made with Suntheanine for people who need better sleep.

“It’s not just clocking eight hours on the pillow that’s important, it’s getting deep, restful sleep,” says Wylde. “And there’s something that a lot of us are doing that is interrupting that process.” He says that the caffeine found in energy drinks can interrupt your REM sleep cycle at night. “You need to get to stage one, two, three and four … then bounce up to the REM cycle – which is dream state – at least four or five times a night. That’s imperative to waking up feeling refreshed.”

For more deep restful sleep, Wylde tells viewers to ditch the caffeine and look for products that contain Suntheanine, a pure form of the amino acid L-theanine. Suntheanine is a safe and effective way to get better sleep. “Theanine helps to induce alpha waves in the brain, allowing you to feel rested, calm but alert at the same time,” says Wylde.

Suntheanine does not induce sleep. It’s not a tranquilizer or a sedative. Instead, taking Suntheanine 30 minutes before bedtime helps to put you in a calm, relaxed state so that you can enter sleep more rapidly, sleep deeper and wake up without grogginess.

Planning to fly across one or more time zones? Travel can be fun and exciting, but it can also be hard on your body and your sleep patterns. Suntheanine can help alleviate jet lag and get your sleep cycle back on track. It’s available in chewable tablets and capsules, so it’s easy to carry with you.