PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - After the fun and frolicking of the holiday season -- you're probably exhausted. Worry not -- there's another day set aside to solve that. January 3 the world will be observing the Festival of Sleep Day, according to promoters.

Celebrating, of course, involves sleeping -- sleeping in, sleeping through, catching up with sleep, devising more comfortable ways to sleep, etc. Sounds delightful to some, but for the estimated 50 to 70 million Americans with chronic sleep problems -- even regular sleep can be problematic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health, school-age children need at least 10 hours of sleep daily, teens need 9-10 hours and adults need 7-8 hours. However, according to data from the National Health Interview Survey from 2005-2007, nearly 30% of adults reported getting an average of less than 6 hours of sleep per day.

Kirkman®, a leading supplier of nutritional supplements for those with special needs, has solutions to help even the most challenged sleepers. Here are a few products that can help:

  • Melatonin 1 mg Chewable Tablets are small, pleasant-tasting, mint flavored chewables. Melatonin is a hormone manufactured by the pineal gland from serotonin and secreted in the human body to help the body's natural sleep process commence. It is believed that manufacturing and secreting melatonin is the sole function of the pineal gland.
  • L-Taurine 1000 mg - Hypoallergenic protects the body from free radicals. L-Taurine has a very important antioxidant function in white blood cells, leukocytes and lymphocytes. These cells are important in protecting the body from foreign substances and invading organisms. L-Taurine (also known as Taurine) is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter, has antioxidant properties and is needed for proper biliary function.

Kirkman's sleep-aids are also unique in that every raw material in every product is tested for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company in the world offers this degree of purity testing.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information:

Kulani Mahikoa
V.P. Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600