Sleep: The Ultimate Form of Self Care

With at least half of all Americans suffering from insomnia and nearly 9 million using conventional RX medications, there is a very apparent need for natural remedies to aid restful sleep. What most do not realize, is the long list of side effects that come with these pills. It is a short-term solution to a long-term issue. From research we know the importance of deep sleep, and that it is not about how long many hours you are sleeping, but rather the quality of your sleep.

In order to be the best version of yourself- strong, happy, productive, and focused we need an extreme emphasis on sleep to promote high performance. Some benefits of restorative sleep include improved brain function, muscle recovery, hormonal balance, and protection against heart disease. What can we do to encourage this? Well, start by putting your phone away and all blue light devices. Blue light decreases the brain's production of melatonin which is what tells your body that it is time to rest. Try wearing blue light reflective glasses at night, using blackout curtains, shutting down electronic devices two hours before bed, and increasing warm lighting in your home.

In addition to this, implementing adaptogens in your routine and diet will allow your body to find balance and destress. Our superherb sleep blend promotes deep sleep, increases restfulness, and alleviates stress and tension. Our blend includes valerian root, L-Tryptophan, chamomile, passion flower, Hops Extract, and melatonin. L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps make proteins and brain signaling chemicals like serotonin, helping control your mood and sleep the combination of these ingredients which are all popular sleep aids, helps with anxiety, pain relief, and heart health as well.  

We love to add this ¼ tablespoon of the sleep blend to an herbal non-caffeinated tea at night about 30 minutes before bed to indulge in all the benefits!

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