People have been drinking hot chocolate before bed for generations. It’s a warm, comforting drink that can help you settle in for the night.
But it’s not just the warming, comforting part that helps you sleep. The cocoa itself may help promote a more restful sleep.
One study out of Japan found that stressed-out mice slept better after taking cocoa. A separate study, published in BMC Nutrition, found that drinking cocoa may help ease anxiety, which can cause sleep problems.
So, what is it about hot chocolate that helps you sleep better?
Cocoa contains certain compounds that can help address the underlying cause of your sleep problems. For example, high blood pressure can keep you up at night. People with insomnia often have higher blood pressure at night.
An analysis of five trials found that cocoa reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly.
Hot chocolate with a high percentage of cacao may also have other components that can help you sleep better, like magnesium, which relaxes both the body and the mind.
What About CBD for Sleep?
CBD is probably best known for its pain- and anxiety-relieving effects, but did you know that it may also help improve your sleep?
One study found that, compared to a placebo, 160 mg of CBD helped improve sleep duration. For many people, staying asleep is the hard part. CBD may help with that.
Earlier we talked about how people with insomnia often have high nighttime blood pressure. Well, they also tend to have higher cortisol levels at night, which can cause you to wake up several times at night.
One study found that CBD oil helped significantly reduce nighttime cortisol levels.
CBD’s anxiety-reducing effects can also help with sleep. Anxiety and stress can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Beam Dream contains just a handful of ingredients, and they all work together to promote a better night of sleep. All of these ingredients are backed by research.
You already know that cocoa may help promote better sleep, but what about cacao? Although very similar, cacao is a less processed version of cocoa. The benefits are largely the same, but cacao has some extra advantages:
It contains a form of iron that’s easily absorbed by the body
It contains tryptophan, an amino acid the body needs to make serotonin
Cacao also gives Dream a nice, rich taste.
Cinnamon gives Dream a nice flavor boost, but it can also help you sleep better. This aromatic spice helps regulate blood sugar levels, which may stop you from waking up in the middle of the night.
Coconut contains magnesium and potassium, two minerals that help promote relaxation and sleep.
Coconut powder also gives this hot chocolate drink a kick of flavor.
Our bodies naturally produce melatonin, and this hormone plays a crucial role in our sleep-wake cycle. But melatonin production can be disrupted if we’re exposed to light at night (our brains produce melatonin as a response to darkness).
Dream contains just the right amount of melatonin (3mg per serving) to promote restful sleep without grogginess the next day.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays an important role in so many bodily functions, including sleep. It promotes deep, restful sleep by helping you maintain healthy levels of GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
Magnesium also helps relax the muscles and promotes an overall sense of calmness. This can help you get into and stay into a deep sleep.
Reishi mushrooms are well-known for their health-promoting effects. They help regulate your body’s natural biorhythm.
These mushrooms also have compounds that can help you better deal with external stressors, like stress and anxiety.
There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that reishi can help you fall asleep faster and wake up feeling more refreshed.
L-theanine is an amino acid that’s most commonly found in tea leaves. It’s known to help people relax without causing drowsiness.
L-theanine may offer a wide range of health benefits, like blood pressure regulation, immune system support and better focus. But it can also help you sleep better at night.
Research shows that this amino acid may improve sleep quality in both humans and animals. It can also help reduce your resting heart rate, which promotes relaxation.
A 2011 study found that L-theanine helped a group of boys with ADHD aged 8-12 experience long and more restful sleep.
Beam Nano CBD
Beam’s Nano CBD is created through a proprietary extraction process so that it’s completely THC-free.
Who is Beam Dream For?
Beam’s Dream powder is for anyone who wants to get a more restful night of sleep.
People who suffer from anxiety or stress
People who get up several times at night
People who feel groggy and tired in the morning
Anyone who wants to improve their sleep quality
* If you’re on any type of medication, please talk to your doctor before taking Dream.
Beam Dream Reviews
What are customers saying about Beam’s Dream powder? They love it.
And this product has been endorsed by some well-known figures in the health and fitness industry, like Mat Fraser (5x fittest man on earth).
Beam supplements have also been featured in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Forbes, GQ, TechCrunch and Real Simple.
People love the flavor and comfort Dream brings, but they also praise its effectiveness. Yes, people do sleep better when they take Dream.
Another thing you’ll love about this supplement – you can sign up for a subscription. This way, you’ll never run out of Dream powder.
The monthly subscription saves you 20%, but you can also make one-time purchases if that’s your preference.
Beam’s Dream powder is a simple way to fuel your body with healthy ingredients that promote a more restful sleep. It’s delicious, easy to mix – and you get some free goodies if you buy a 30-serving bag.