Nothing feels better than winding down with a good book every night, snuggling down deep into the silky covers, gently nodding off into a peaceful dreamland, and remaining blissfully asleep until the first rays of morning sun. Just imagine the warm glow softly upon your tranquil face, waking you gradually so that you feel refreshed and ready for another great day! Oh, and unicorns are real, too!
Everyone needs sleep. Some people just don’t seem to know how to find it! In fact, one poll found that over 40% of Americans get less than seven hours most nights. This is a concerning trend, because 70 years ago, that number was only 26%. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep, but most only get around 6.5. Healthy adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but a OnePoll study found that the average amount of sleep adults get per night is 5.5 hours. And that number was down by 47 minutes from the previous year.
This is worrisome, because sleep deprivation causes a host of ills. Not getting enough sleep causes reduced cognition, impaired memory, delayed reaction times, and mood shifts. It is also linked to serious illness and disease, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, mental health disorders, and early death. One reason for this is because your body uses sleep to heal and repair itself at the cellular level, and insufficient sleep disrupts this process.
You might think that the 7-9 hour per night of sleep rule doesn’t apply to you. Studies have shown that, while many people develop a tolerance to sleep deprivation, allowing them to feel rested, they are still subject to all the negative consequences associated with it.
Unfortunately, falling asleep is not always as easy as it sounds. You might want that unicorn sleep we talked about earlier with all your heart, and yet, that kind of sleep eludes you. Modern life seems to have declared war on our natural-born abilities to fall asleep. Stress keeps your body and mind revving at full throttle, making sleep impossible. Furthermore, blue lights from your electronic devices shine on your face all day, interfering with the all-important melatonin release.
Melatonin is a hormone that is released as the sun begins to set and natural light succumbs to darkness, letting you know it is time to sleep. Well, that is what it did before the invention of the lightbulb! Now, we are exposed to light long after the sun has set, which can block your body’s ability to produce sufficient melatonin naturally. Without that trigger, your body will feel exhausted, but your brain will be wide awake, running in circles thinking about anything from the deep meaning behind the off comment someone made earlier in the day, to the stark possibility that your life is just a simulation. Melatonin is what tells your brain to shut up already and just go to sleep!
ProHEMP’s Sleep adaptogenic is a beautiful blend of hemp extract and melatonin, specially formulated to help you fall asleep and stay that way—all night long.
Unlike traditional sleeping pills and sleep aids, ProHEMP’s Sleep contains only natural ingredients—hemp extract, melatonin, organic MCT, and natural berry flavor—that allow you to sleep in a natural way. Rather than forcing your brain into a deeper than normal sleep all night, you will sleep the way nature intended, following each of the proper stages that lead to the most restorative sleep. You also don’t have to worry about not waking up naturally, sleeping through your alarm, your crying baby, or even, heaven forbid, your smoke detector. In other words, you will experience sound but natural sleep (even with a snoring partner right next to you).
We have already discussed the important role melatonin plays in helping you sleep better, but hemp is another tool in your toolbox for tackling those Zzzzz’s. The cannabidiol in hemp strikes many of the causes of insomnia, such as chronic pain and anxiety.* It is also known for inducing feelings of calm and relaxation.
Hooray! You’ve gotten one night down! Now it is time to establish a healthy sleep routine so that you can have amazing sleep most of the time. Here are some tips for fostering better sleep habits:
- Go to sleep and wake up at around the same time each night and morning. This helps you to establish neurological patterns.
- Turn off all devices at least thirty minutes before bedtime.
- Avoid consuming caffeine after 2:00pm.
- Establish a winding down routine. This could be a hot bath, some gentle yoga, diffusing relaxing essential oils, or light reading. What you do doesn’t matter as much as being consistent and choosing something soothing.
- Make sure that your bed, sheets, and pillows are comfortable for you.
- Create a dark, quiet environment in your bedroom.
- Consider using white noise to drown out outside noises.
- Get plenty of exercise and sunshine during the day to establish a proper circadian rhythm.
- Take our Sleep Adaptogenic with Melatonin, every night, one hour before bedtime.
Sleep is one of those vital functions that you don’t fully appreciate until it is gone. When this happens, remember, you do have tools. Order ProHEMP Sleep today and find out how the combined power of hemp and melatonin can help you get the sleep you have been dreaming of!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.