Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep but don’t want to use a prescription drug to help alleviate the struggles?
It’s totally understandable, while it may be uncommon people can die from accidental overdose of sleeping pills, risk of reactions with other drugs along with the general health risk associated with prescription drugs often leaves people looking for less harmful and natural solutions.
Melatonin is a hormone that’s naturally released in the brain, it doesn’t directly put you to sleep but a few hours before bed your body naturally releases it which promotes a state of calm that helps promote a good night’s sleep.
Finding ways to increase melatonin naturally is key to getting an easier night’s sleep.
While not an actual supplement, meditation as a natural sleep aid deserved a mention. People who struggle with anxiety and insomnia can turn to meditation to reduce the restlessness of their mind. Entering a meditative state will quiet the mind, promoting inner peace and a sense of calm.
Conveniently enough, meditation actually promotes the natural production of melatonin in the body as well as reducing your heart rate. These benefits meditation has makes it much easier to manage the restless mind that keeps you awake.
Getting enough exercise
According to the National Library of Medicine, people who work out for 60 minutes 5 times a week consistently get more REM sleep than people who don’t get exercise.
Serotonin is released when exercising, you’ll often feel the “runner’s high” exemplifying this. When serotonin is released in the body, it’s eventually converted into melatonin which again supports a better night’s sleep. Exercising is the catalyst to releasing more serotonin, therefore giving your body more melatonin as well.
Our word of advice: Why not all of it!
As mentioned earlier serotonin gets converted into melatonin by the body, so anything to boost serotonin levels will in turn aid your ability to sleep. Meditate before bed, get your exercise in, but also there’s another thing you can do: add our dream honey to your bedtime routine.
Not only does honey also produce serotonin as your insulin levels raise but our Potli Honey is infused with CBD and melatonin. CBD has calming effects to bring peace and calm and melt away stress.
So here’s the gameplan to get a better night’s sleep:
Increase your serotonin and melatonin production by:
- Exercise 5 days a week for an hour
- Meditate before bed
- Take 2 tbsp of our Potli CBD Infused honey before bed.
Try it out for a week and tell us how you feel!