If I used to be to ask you the query, “do you sleep nicely?” how would you reply? Based on research carried out by Anxiety UK, 62.7% of these surveyed stated that they had skilled poor ranges of sleep over the last 12 months and 44% felt that the principle motive was due to worries about covid. There’s no query that the previous 18 months have performed havoc with our psychological well being and this has had a detrimental impact on our sleep.
I’m happily blessed with the power to go to sleep inside mere minutes. Through the years I’ve mastered a method the place I put the quilt over my ear and this small movement indicators to my mind and physique that it’s time to modify off, calm down and enter the land of nod. For me good sleep is all about introducing sure rituals like this. However I do know that it’s not all the time as simple as this. Some individuals battle immensely with with the ability to wind down and swap their brains off sufficient to sleep. And when that’s the case, I feel it’s vital to attempt to handle the scenario and search for merchandise that would probably assist somebody get a good night’s sleep.
The Swedish primarily based firm, WellBeMed, have lately launched a spread of latest merchandise aimed toward individuals who battle with sleep.
WellBeMed’s managing Director, Victoria Lagnevik, explains:
“We needed to create wholesome, nicely documented merchandise that may assist in opposition to lifestyle-related well being issues. Each WellBeSleep® merchandise had been developed with the goal of turning into a recurring a part of individuals’s night bedtime routines. And utilizing certainly one of nature’s personal sources, lemon balm, we had been capable of create scrumptious merchandise that assist individuals wind down earlier than bedtime.”
OK, so what are these merchandise then?
Effectively, the WellBeSleep Shots and Bars are a choice of three totally different flavoured drink photographs and a darkish chocolate oat bar. All of which comprise lemon balm as a basic a part of their elements listing, to advertise calm and rest, with the concept being that this encourages higher sleep. Lemon balm has lengthy been utilized in conventional drugs to assist with stress, nervousness, digestion and insomnia. This highly effective herb is a part of the mint household and was first utilized by Carmelite nuns within the 14th century, who mixed it with water and alcohol to supply Carmelite water, one thing they believed was an elixir for lengthy life.
I’m going to be trying on the merchandise in a bit extra element in a mo, however mainly the concept behind them is that they’re meant to behave I suppose in a lot the identical manner as say a glass of heat milk earlier than mattress would. The added bonus is that they comprise some particular elements to assist conjure up these sleepy vibes much more so.
The massive query is, can merchandise akin to these genuinely impression the standard of our sleep?
Earlier than I even discuss to you concerning the style of the WellBeSleep Pictures I wish to carry up liquid quantity. You see, the midnight wee is a factor. And most often it’s one thing we are able to, to a level, management. Drink a big glass of heat milk, natural tea, or scorching chocolate earlier than mattress and you’re getting up a few instances within the night time, proper? A 60ml shot although… nicely, that’s sufficient to work its magic and hydrate you till morning, however not a lot that you simply’ll be traipsing backwards and forwards to the john all night time. I like this so much; it exhibits it’s been thought of and I admire a nicely thought out product. So yeah, it’s already in my good books.
There are at the moment 3 totally different flavoured photographs:
Apple, Beetroot & Ginger – The pink one. Sturdy, candy, and zingy. I like the delicate ginger style. Produced from natural apple juice, natural beetroot juice, natural ginger juice, lemon balm extract, and hops extract.
Apple, Turmeric & Elderflower – The orange one. This one smells probably the most lemon balmy and never gonna lie, going by the robust scent I didn’t suppose I’d prefer it. However it’s received a beautiful clean, candy style that I like and truly that is my fave of the three. Barely earthy because of the turmeric, however balanced out with the sweetness of the apple and elderflower. Produced from natural apple juice, natural turmeric juice, natural elderflower extract, lemon balm extract, and hops extract.
Apple & Blueberry – The purple one. Candy and but additionally a bit bitter and acidic, which shocked me. My least favorite of the flavours, once more a shock, however not disagreeable. Produced from natural apple juice, natural blueberry juice, lemon balm extract, and hops extract.
It is best to goal to drink your shot about 30 minutes earlier than going to mattress for max impact or you would preserve one in your bedside desk must you wake within the night time and struggling to get again to sleep.
The WellBeSleep Pictures are in the stores from Ocado priced £1.99 every and are all natural, comprise no added sugar, and are appropriate for vegans.
WellBeSleep Chocolate Bar
Chocolate earlier than mattress, oh go on then, should you insist! On the danger of sounding like an M&S advert, this isn’t simply any chocolate… it is a WellBeSleep lemon balm and hops infused chocolate bar and have you learnt what, I don’t 100% know the science and I don’t 100% know if it really works, however man alive it’s a tasty little quantity, so I’m 100% up for giving it a go.
The bar is roofed in darkish chocolate, and the feel is type of a bit nougaty, which I completely love. Chewy, not tremendous candy, oaty, and filling however not in a bloat inducing manner, which is one other issue you must think about previous to bedtime. You don’t need your innards gurgling away if you’re making an attempt to get to sleep.
I don’t find out about you lot, however I all the time get a bit peckish within the evenings, and I usually crave one thing candy. This bar has simply sufficient sweetness in it to fulfill that craving, however with out inducing a sugar rush – one thing you deffo don’t need at the moment of day.
WellBeSleep bars are additionally accessible from Ocado and are priced at both £1.99 per bar or £13.99 for a pack of seven bars, which supplies you a really small saving.
As I stated, I don’t significantly have sleep issues, though I’ve seen that as I enterprise additional into the perimenopause stage of my life, the standard of my sleep (night time sweats, over lively mind, stiff limbs and so forth.) does change considerably across the time of my interval. So, I’m eager to introduce another sleep rituals and have some sleep assist instruments up my sleeve, earlier than it begins to get out of hand and turns into a behavior.
So, what do I actually consider these?
Effectively hear, we’re all totally different proper, and what may match for one particular person gained’t essentially work for an additional. However if you’re somebody who struggles with sleep, I can’t see any hurt in giving merchandise akin to these a go. As a result of what in the event that they give you the results you want. Think about, if having a shot or a bar of chocolate (or each should you’re feeling particularly frivolous) earlier than mattress was sufficient to provide you a superb night time’s sleep. It’s deffo value a shot, proper?
*merchandise gifted for evaluation