by Emeric Harney January 07, 2021 7 min read 1 Comment
Ah, sleep. It’s something that people routinely say they don’t get enough of. And while we blame it for our inability to focus or for being a crankpot, there’s a lot more damage inflicted on our bodies beyond our crotchety attitudes due to not getting enough sleep.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one-third of Americans don’t get the amount of sleep they need, which is a recommended seven or more hours a night for adults. Those hours don’t include time spent in bed tossing and turning, either. We’re talking good, solid, continuous hours. That’s not just “beauty sleep,” folks. Turns out quality sleep is critical to good health.
According to the CDC, not getting enough sleep is linked to several chronic diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. Sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea lead to a host of other issues, some quite serious. Of course, fatigue behind the wheel of a vehicle can lead to great tragedy.
If you’re one of the two-thirds of Americans who aren’t getting the right amount or kind of sleep needed to live a more healthy life, we’ve got some tips to help you get ready for sleep (and stay asleep). If you suspect, however, that you have some underlying medical issues that are causing your sleep issues, please seek out medical advice. The following tips are not meant to replace any potential medical attention you or a loved one might need.
For starters, we recommend enjoying a cup of our Hemp Moringa Deep Sleep Tea, part of our Mind Your Body collection. We started with all-natural hemp grown by our sister company, The Hemp Division, which gives it a base of the calming properties of CBD. Then we added the following ingredients:
They seem so “duh” and commonsense, but you’d be surprised by how many people don’t follow these simple steps to help have a healthy night’s sleep. If you’re one of them, give these a try. No gadgets to buy, no special tricks. Just basic things like:
Have trouble falling back asleep after you wake up in the middle of the night? Try these simple activities:
Herbal and non-caffeinated teas are a wonderful way to begin unwinding before bed. In addition to our Deep Sleep tea, we offer many other teas that make a perfect pre-bedtime companion. A few of them include:
If you love lattes alatte, try this Deep Sleep Latte recipe instead of an unhealthy snack or sugary dessert. You can make it hot or cold, it’s up to you!
While there are lots of other things you can do or purchase to help with a good night’s sleep, like a more comfortable mattress or a white noise machine-- and you probably already have some faves that you use to achieve sleep nirvana-- here are a few more that we thought we’d recommend.
Happy holistic health, and sweet dreams!
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January 15, 2021
Would it be possible to get a sample tea bag of this? I haven’t found an herbal tea yet that I enjoy, but it sure seems like something I could use. I would be willing to pay postage.