by Brad Tipper, CEO of Prospect Farms
With all the pressures of our daily lives, it comes as no surprise that more than a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What is surprising, however, is how a lack of sleep can have a bigger impact on your day-to-day health than you might think. Research suggests that those who get less than seven hours of sleep per day have an increased risk of developing chronic stress, struggling with anxiety, and difficulty controlling their mood. We all need to be more mindful of the role sleep plays in our lives.
That’s where bedtime rituals come in.
The Power of Bedtime Rituals
It’s almost impossible to watch your favorite show, scroll through Twitter and Instagram, catch up with friends, and then fall right to sleep. In order to have a real, restful night’s sleep, our bodies (and minds!) need time to decompress and shift into a lower gear.
A bedtime ritual should be unique to what works for you, your body, and, most importantly, your schedule! There are many things you can do to wake up feeling rested and recharged, ready to take on whatever the day brings. Some like to meditate, take a relaxing bath, or introduce an all-natural sleep aid into our ritual.
When building a bedtime ritual, it’s important to take the time to understand what you need in order to feel relaxed and ready for bed. But no matter what you choose to incorporate into your lifestyle, know that consistency and intentionality is key. By framing the time before bed (whether it be 15 minutes or an hour) as a ritual — instead of simply a routine that you need to complete — you create the time and space you need to unwind. Instead of going through the motions, a ritual allows you to more deeply acknowledge the purpose behind every element you incorporate into your time before bed. It encourages a mindfulness that will, in turn, allow you to achieve a deeper, more restful sleep.
The Role of CBD
Incorporating CBD into your bedtime ritual is a great way to promote a deep, restful, and restorative sleep. Taking 60 seconds to put the Prospect Farms Dream Tincture under your tongue or massage the Dream Topical into sore muscles every night before bed helps you get the relief and rest you need. It’s that moment of zen when you know you’re doing something for your body to help you achieve the deepest sleep possible.
On its own, CBD is thought to have soothing properties for both the body and the mind, helping you find a more relaxed state at the end of the day. But our Dream products offer far more than the therapeutic benefits associated with CBD. This includes full-spectrum hemp oil, which contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp flower (including CBD), as well as sleep-promoting flavonoids and terpenes. Our Dream products have also been specifically formulated to contain strong concentrations of the terpenes Linalool and Myrcene, which are all-natural sedatives and stress relievers. But there are even more benefits of our Dream products.
Dream uses a blend of antioxidant-rich olive, avocado, grape, and lavender oils to ensure maximum absorption of all of the powerful ingredients mentioned above. In order to be most effective, CBD needs fatty oil to transport into your system. These oils not only make sure your body is absorbing the most CBD possible, but they also provide heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats, omegas 7 and 9, and vitamins A, C, D, and E. We also believe this blend of carrier oils makes our formulation more palatable — because if something tastes good, you’re much more likely to remember to take it every night!
This unique blend of high-quality ingredients, when taken as part of a nightly sleep routine, promotes that restful, deep sleep so many of us are missing.
The Prospect Farms Ritual
At Prospect Farms, our ritual is all about quality. Every Dream tincture starts out as a hemp seedling that is organically-grown on our 400-year-old dairy farm that has been supporting the town of Prospect, Maine for generations. Spring-fed water from the Stockton Springs aquifer combined with the nutrient-rich soil has created near perfect conditions for us to grow our premium hemp products.
We understand that being intentional is crucial to health and wellness, which is why we are principled in our Seed-to-Store Promise. The hemp seeds, the soil, the plants, the harvest and the formulations – it all happens right here on our farm in Prospect, Maine — nothing imported, nothing synthetic and never a corner cut. We’re committed to being fully transparent about each step of our process so you never have to worry about what ingredients are in any of our products.
We start and end each day inspired to grow what we believe to be the world’s finest hemp and hope that in turn, Prospect Farms inspires a dedication to a new wellness ritual in your own life.
Our Partnership With Gravity Blankets
We teamed up with Gravity Blankets to continue our shared mission of helping you get a great night's sleep. Why a weighted blanket? According to the National Sleep Foundation, weighted blankets can help decrease anxiety, reduce restlessness and even increase serotonin levels. These are all things that can help contribute to restful sleep.
Taking Dream about an hour before bed and climbing under a weighted Gravity Blanket are two small components of a bedtime ritual that can seriously improve your stress levels and boost your quality of sleep. They’ll help quiet your racing mind, keep you from tossing and turning and help minimize your sleep disruptions. Sleep is essential to overall health and creating a bedtime ritual is one thing you can do for yourself and well-being.
Ready to incorporate CBD into your routine?
Enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of our Dream products! 50 contestants will receive a bottle of our 750 mg Dream tincture, and one Grand Prize winner will receive a Gravity Blanket, a 1500 mg Prospect Farms Dream topical, and a 1500 mg Prospect Farms dream tincture.
If you want to learn more about adding Prospect Farm's dream products to your nighttime ritual, Join our Instagram live on September 1 where we will discuss how both Prospect Farm's Dream tincture and Gravity Blanket's weighted blankets can be incorporated into a nighttime routine to promote restful sleep. Have your questions ready and we’ll answer them live.