Sometime ago I got a message from Tessa, a client who uses the I am calm adaptogens and tracks her sleep with a smartwatch. Before using the adaptogens, she was in the deep sleep phase for 5% of the night.
The deep sleep phase, also known as deep slow-wave sleep is very important for everything from your brain, muscles, energy, cells, nerves, skin, hormones to your immune system. Your body and mind recover during this phase and prepare for the next day.
A healthy adult should get between 13% and 23% of deep sleep per night.
A week after Tessa started taking the I am calm adaptogens she went from 5% to 12% deep sleep.
After a few weeks of using the I am calm adaptogens, she was already at 19%: a total increase of 14%.
Tessa is so excited about the adaptogens that she recently wrote a blog post about it for her website.
It's so nice that she shares her experience with others and I'm very happy for her that her sleep has improved so much!
"I sleep deeper and longer, I feel more rested and I immediately notice when I forgot to take it a few times. That might be somewhat of a vague concept, but I mainly get insight into this through my smartwatch, which also measures my sleep.
When I don't use the adaptogens for a period, I often have a deep sleep of 12%. When I use the adaptogens every day, this increases to 19% of my night within 2 weeks. That 7% really makes a big difference in how well rested I am. I also wake up less often during the night."
You can find the whole article here. (in Dutch)
If you've ever experienced what it's like to not be able to sleep (well), you know how much it means when you finally experience progress.
In the past I completely disrupted my sleep cycle during an intensive study by regularly staying up all night or forcing myself to wake up in the middle of the night to work on a project.
This resulted in me laying awake every night for half a year and developing all kinds of stress-related symptoms such as hair loss and eczema.
The despair of not being able to sleep at night and having to function the next day in a demanding environment, while feeling exhausted was big for me. Nothing seemed to help, even high doses of Melatonin prescribed by my doctor.
Luckily I was able to balance my sleep cycle again, but it was an experience I will always remember.
It's one of the reasons why I'm so passionate about helping people to release stress by transforming their mindset and lifestyle.
Your sleep and adaptogens
Other clients also notice wonderful results in their sleep cycle when using the I am calm blend:
Malikka: I sleep much better and my heart rate is a lot lower at night.
Esther: I am very happy with the I am calm. I take it before going to sleep. I notice that I really experience more calmness - my body is calmer, feels very nice.
Joke: I feel very good with it and sleep a lot better since I use the calm in the evening.
Caroline: Feel relaxed in the evening, and go to bed this way.
Ingrid: I sleep better (despite the menopause) but above all, I react less impulsively.
Jennifer: Less agitation, more in touch with your body, extra nice after a busy day and before going to sleep.
Fabiana: I like the I am calm! It has helped me so much with my insomnia.
Cindy: I notice that I sleep more peacefully and that I am less agitated.
Willemijn: What I notice is that I sleep much better and that my body wakes up more rested.
Adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms can do a lot to optimize your sleep.
The I am calm blend is especially formulated to help you relax and to support your sleep cycle.
It is made from 4 organic adaptogens and contains the herbs Ashwagandha, Tulsi and Brahmi and the mushroom Reishi.