For most people, a good night's sleep is elusive. While some have trouble drifting off, others wake up throughout the night. In the end, we all just want to feel rested in the morning. The journey to achieving this goal is deeply personal — the same remedy isn't likely to work for everyone. There are, however, a handful of natural ingredients that have been shown to help promote better sleep.
Most notably, the hormone melatonin, the mineral magnesium, and the non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid CBD are known for inducing drowsiness, boosting calm, and encouraging restfulness. Fortunately, a handful of products utilize these ingredients in everything from drink powders to tinctures to patches. Here are twelve wellness products engineered to help you sleep.
Mix 1 teaspoon of Magnesi-Om powder into water for a berry-flavored drink designed to help you chill. It's chock-full of three types of magnesium said to restore cellular balance for relaxation, tension release, and muscle restoration. These benefits all contribute to a peaceful, quality rest.
If you're not into ingestible remedies, opt for a transdermal patch that allows hemp extract and melatonin to enter your system through the skin. Each patch can stay on for up to 12 hours, so you can achieve the long, undisturbed sleep you've always dreamed of.
Sourced from salt mines in the Himalayas, the magnesium chloride in this bath soak is meant to promote relaxation and better sleep. At the same time, papaya enzyme helps reduce inflammation and French green clay detoxifies the skin. All of this is to say a warm, pre-bedtime bath with the right ingredients might just do the trick.
4. Remrise, $42
A combination of Eastern and Western herbs go into Remrise's plant-powered tablets. Each of the five varieties is intended to target a specific type of sleep issue, and the website offers a handy quiz to determine which is right for you. The personalized formulas work on a seven-day rotation to ensure ingredient potency, avoid tolerance build-up, and aim for long-term improvement.
Apply three spritzes of The Nue Co.'s Magnesium Ease spray for a dose of magnesium chloride, lavender, and arnica oil. A slight tingling sensation is a sign that it's working to release muscle tension, calm the body, and facilitate a natural drift off to sleep. Plus, its floral scent is gentle and tranquilizing.
These individual-use powder sticks are made of broad-spectrum hemp CBD, chamomile, passionflower, hops, valerian, and L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea. All six ingredients in this supplement are known to enhance your quality of sleep and support serenity. Pro tip: The water-soluble mixture works best poured first, followed by liquid.
Women's health brand Hers teamed up with The Republic of Tea for this organic, decaf herbal blend. The floral tea includes chamomile, lemon balm, linden flowers, orange blossoms, lavender flowers, skullcap, and valerian root. A steaming cup is all you need for a solid snooze.
Breathe in a blend of melatonin, lavender, and chamomile with this personal aromatherapy diffuser. The natural essential oil mist is aimed at helping you fall asleep faster by eliciting immediate sleepiness. Wake up refreshed as ever.
Certified organic hemp oil, coconut oil, spearmint, and chamomile come together for a soothing tincture created to ease the mind and body into sleep. Nightly use is recommended if you're looking to regulate your sleep cycle, but occasional drops are certainly calming when you want them.
This is not your ordinary wellness supplement. Proper's formulations (CBD and non-CBD) are backed by doctors in integrative sleep medicine, clinical psychology, and nutritional biochemistry. Core Sleep with CBD is a proprietary blend that includes broad-spectrum hemp extract and vegan, marine-sourced omega-3 oil and four terpenes. Take advantage of Proper's sleep coaching for a more holistic approach to improving your sleep.
This variety pack of soft chew supplements by Goop Wellness provides nutritional support for improved focus, immune support, and a good night's rest. The multipack includes the oh-so-popular Goop products: Perfect Attendance, Nerd Alert, and Knock Me Out. The latter of the three is a chocolate mint flavored chew that contains melatonin, L-tryptophan, and vitamin B6. Sounds like the perfect way to end a long day.
If moisturizing is already a part of your nighttime routine, then NEOM's magnesium body butter will be a seamless addition. Scented with English lavender, sweet basil, and jasmine, this blend of shea butter, aloe vera, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil will soften and nourish your skin in no time. And bonus: It contains 75mg of magnesium. Sounds pretty dreamy right?
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