So many of us are desperately searching for a good night’s sleep. The good news is that there are a plethora of products out there to choose from. The bad news is that there are a plethora of products out there to choose from. How are you supposed to know which products are effective and are the right fit for you? Let’s begin our search with what people have been doing for tens of thousands of years to help themselves go to sleep faster and sleep more soundly throughout the night: herbal medicine. There’s a reason that people have used herbs for centuries to improve sleep and it’s not because Ambien hadn’t been invented yet: it’s because herbs are an effective, legitimate form of medicine. And like the entourage effect in cannabis (the concept that the cannabinoids are more effective when working together rather than taken in isolation) combining different herbs oftentimes has a more profound medicinal effect than if used by themselves. This beautiful concert of herbs (including cannabis) is what we call plant synergy, and it’s why our Deep Sleep is so effective.
Everyone knows that hops is an essential ingredient in beer, and it’s an essential ingredient in Deep Sleep. In addition to being known for its bitter taste, hops is also well known for its sedative properties, but have you ever wondered why it makes you sleepy? Meet GABA: the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. When GABA’s receptor sites are activated, the body and mind are in a more favorable state for sleep. Interestingly,humulone, a constituent of hops, essentially increases the activity of the GABA receptor, hence, inducing a good night’s sleep.
Skullcap is a lesser-known medicinal plant but a key player in the Deep Sleep line up largely due to its ability to helpreduce anxious feelings. Anxiety seems to plague a lot of people these days, young and old, and people tend to take their anxiety to bed with them, which is not a good ingredient for a good night’s sleep. Studies have shown that skullcap can help soothe overworked nerves and calm a racing mind in some people, which can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improve the ability to stay asleep.
Not only does passionflower produce one of the most beautiful flowers on the planet, but it also produces anxiolytic (reduction in anxiety) and sedative effects. A double-blindstudy showed passionflower to be just as effective as oxazepam, a pharmaceutical benzodiazepine prescribed for anxiety. Unlike oxazepam, passionflower is non-addictive and doesn’t adversely affect work performance. Passionflower is a great option for many people who need to slow down and shut off the chatter of the mind at night to allow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Lavender is well known for its soothing, pleasing aroma and its ability to relax people. Studies have shown that linalool, one of the dominant terpenes in lavender, may get its effects by acting on the central nervous system. When it seems like your nerves are on overdrive, lavender can help tame them so your system can unwind to feel peaceful and more balanced.
Sleep deeply with Deep Sleep
As you can see, the herbs in Deep Sleep are very effective at assisting people who suffer from sleep disturbances caused by anxiety and an overactive nervous system. All of these herbal extracts, combined with cannabis, create a synergy that makes them far more effective than if used by themselves. If you’re looking for a product to improve your quality of sleep, you might find that turning to tried and true herbal medicine is what you’ve been looking for. Deep Sleep has revolutionized sleep habits for many people who’ve tried it, so what are you waiting for? Your sleep and quality of life depends on it!
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