Most of us can tell when we don’t get a good night’s sleep; we feel tired, find it hard to focus, and need an extra coffee to beat the 4PM afternoon slump. But, have you ever noticed that your overall anxiety is higher on those days, too? Sleep and anxiety are highly interconnected and they both have direct systemic effects on the body. When we don’t get enough sleep, or are getting poor quality sleep, our anxiety suffers as a result. Conversely, when we’re feeling anxious or restless, we toss and turn, have nightmares, and find it difficult to rest and recharge at night. This creates a cycle that keeps us sleep deprivedandanxious.
Anestimated average of 19% of adults living in the United States had an anxiety disorder in the past year, with 23.4% of women experiencing anxiety. Anxiety manifests itself physically, through a rapid heartbeat, breathing rapidly, and GI symptoms. Mentally, anxiety can make us feel nervous or irritable and lead to trouble concentrating. Emotionally, we can feel a sense of impending doom or danger, even when none is physically present. The consequences of anxiety can be distracting and debilitating, especially when it comes to sleep.
Scientists found that only 65% of women are actually getting the amount and quality of sleep they need.New research even suggests women need twenty more minutes of sleep per day than men do, due to our complex lives which include work, increased caregiving responsibilities, family roles, and social dynamics. Interestingly,the study also found that poor sleep among women was linked to numerous side effects. Increased levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger were all found in women who slept poorly, butnot men. Even further, our menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause all affect our hormones, leading to an increased prevelence of insomnia and other sleep disorders in women. Falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up feeling refreshed are necessary components of feeling our best throughout the entire day.
To maintain an all-day chill, and keep anxiety at bay, we created our Calm Alchemy supplement. Made from a mixture of four natural ingredients that can be takenat any time during the day, it’s the perfect all-natural addition to your wellness routine. It’s your non-drowsy solution to stress, anxiety, and tension that works by increasing calming chemical messengers in the brain, leaving you feeling ultra zen. Our bodies don’t function as well when we’re feeling stressed; from worsening digestion to increasing anxiety, we’re not able to give our bodies the care they need. Instead, Calm allows you to do just that: simply take 2-3 capsules whenever you feel anxious, and slip into a state of tranquility, without any unpleasant side effects. Feel the stress melt away, leaving you feeling peaceful and focused, but not ready to crawl into bed.
Despite feeling calm during the day, many of us still feel anxious at night. From racing thoughts to worrying about the next day, our brains sometimes can’t be fully silenced. With this comes restlessness, stress dreams, night sweats, and frustrations that come with tossing and turning. Sleep is essential for recharging our bodies and minds, leaving us feeling refreshed, alert, and ready for the day. Healthy sleep plays a significant role in digestion, the repair of cells, immunity, hormone regulation, and disease prevention. Without enough sleep, or upon waking up from a restless sleep, our brains and bodies can feel tired and lethargic. It’s more important than ever to rest our minds, create stillness within our bodies, and doze off to a good night’s sleep. Our Circadian Rhythm, or our body’s biological clock, functions on a 24 hour cycle and dictates our sleep and wake states. It ensures that our body’s processes are being optimized and that our sleep and wake cycles are working properly, leading to better digestion, mood, and concentration, and decreasing anxiety and stress levels. When our sleep routine is off, our whole body feels it, too.
That’s exactly why we created our Sleep, your new favorite bedtime ritual. Our sleep formula, made with five all natural herbs, works to induce sleep, calm the nervous system, regulate cortisol, and reduce insomnia and anxiety. Sleep works to regulate your sleep cycle and promotes a deep REM sleep, both of which are needed to wake up feeling energized and ready for the day. Unlike most sleep aids out there, our formula is non-habit forming and melatonin-free, so you wake up rested, without any drowsiness. Take 2 capsules around an hour before your head hits the pillow and drift off to a deep, restful sleep, without any anxiety.
Our products are created to fully optimize and maximize total body wellness, for the full 24 hours of the day. Take Calm whenever you’re feeling stressed or in need of a little extra TLC. Take Sleep just before bedtime to get the most out of your time in bed. Sweet dreams!
“Any Anxiety Disorder.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.