Sweet Dreams with Green Roads’ Sleepy Z CBD Collection
According to SleepFoundation.Org, Various sleep surveys and studies have yielded mixed results about the prevalence of insomnia among different sleeper groups. Some conservative estimates show that 10% to 30% of adults live with chronic insomnia. For other studies, this figure is closer to 50% to 60%.
Insomnia is more prevalent in certain demographic groups, as well. Studies have shown insomnia affects 30% to 48% of older people. This may be attributed to chronic medical conditions, social isolation, and higher use of prescription medications, as well as factors like unhealthy sleep habits and stress that cause insomnia across all age groups. Other studies have found insomnia may occur in up to 23.8% of teenagers. More than 50% of pregnant women experience sleep issues that may be insomnia symptoms, as well.
And that was all BEFORE COVID-19.
COVID Insomnia. Yes, it’s a thing. Or so says this excellent blog post from Ochsner Health: Have you had trouble sleeping during quarantine? Or started to suffer from insomnia that you haven’t had before? You aren’t alone. COVID-related insomnia is real and has affected many of us.
The main drivers of COVID insomnia are stress and a change in habits. During quarantine, as people are out of work and kids are out of school, the habits and behaviors we are used to have been undeniably altered. The tendencies to sleep in, nap and stay up late have significantly increased as have drinking more alcohol and caffeine, eating near bedtime, changing or reducing exercise, and ruminating (worrying in the middle of night).
Many joke about increased alcohol and caffeine intake during quarantine, but these habit changes will also affect your sleep in different ways. Alcohol will decrease sleep latency (how long it takes you to fall asleep) or help you fall asleep, but drinking increases sleep fragmentation (short, repeated interruptions during the night) and dreaming in second half of night. Dreaming is not necessarily bad for sleep, but depending on the type of dreams can negatively impact movement through sleep cycles.
Caffeine may stay in your system for 12 hours or more depending on age and metabolism and may affect your ability to stay asleep, especially depending on how late in the day you drink it.
Now that we’re moving into the “new normal,” we will not only have to go back to old habits but also form new ones. Sleep affects all aspects of our lives. Read more . . .
The KVR Connection
As for the KVR Team, we’ve ALL seen a disruption in our sleep patterns; more restlessness and irregular sleeping routines so we’re always excited when we hear of new line of products that will potentially help us rest easier and relax enough to indulge in some of that sweet, sweet deep sleep.
We’ve tried it all. Counting sheep. (We stopped after running out of fingers and toes to use) Meditation. (Too hard to spell; we kept getting it confused with “medication”) Zen. (All that humming made our throats hurt) Warm baths. (It’s great until the water turns cold and then..well..you know!) Listening to classic music. (We couldn’t resist the urge to stand up and pretend to be orchestra conductors) Even drinking warm milk didn’t help (You can’t have milk without cookies, and then, well there’s a sugar rush to contend with)
So what was a hard-working, dedicated and (obviously) humble KVR Team to do?!?
Green Roadside Assistance
And then along came the Green Roads Sleepy Z Collection. Green Roads CBD products are sold in over 10,000 retail locations and the company is ranked as the largest privately-owned CBD company in the U.S. according to the Brightfield Research Group. Their mission is to help every person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants. Like the country western song that proclaimed that they were ” . . country when country wasn’t cool.”, Green Roads has a similar story to tell.
Started in 2013 by Laura Fuentes, CBD at that time was not the booming industry it is today. It was fraught with intense FDA and DEA scrutiny, banks who wouldn’t take their business, shippers who wouldn’t touch the product, and other challenges few other entrepreneurs have to face.
But Laura Fuentes and her friend Arby Barroso – who was struggling with health issues and believed CBD was the answer – persisted. Together, they turned his optimism about hemp into real CBD products and persisted, spending their early days formulating products to help their own friends and family live their healthiest lives. The response to Laura’s products was incredible.
The Sleepy Z Formula
Great sleep can have a wonderful impact on your whole day, and now you can rest easy with Green Roads’ Sleepy Zs. Experience the combined power of melatonin and CBD with these delicious blackberry-flavored Sleepy Zs gummies or Capsules from Green Roads. Melatonin is part of your natural sleep cycle and CBD helps support your body’s natural stress response. Together they can help you snooze more soundly!
NEW FORMULA! Enjoy the true feeling of renewal only a good night’s rest can bring with Green Roads’ new Sleepy Zs gummies or Capsules. Each gummy or capsule offers 5mg of melatonin, which is a part of your natural sleep cycle along with 25mg of CBD. CBD supports you through ordinary stress, which is crucial when you are trying to put your mind and body at ease so you can drift off to sleep. All Green Roads products are formulated by a team of pharmacists guided by our co-founder, a licensed compounding pharmacist herself. You can review the results of independent laboratory testing using the QR codes printed on our packages.
The Big Sleep
The truth? Absosleeply they do! So much so, that we’ve added them to our CBD VR CBD Gummies Hall of Fame Page.
Half of the team sampled the Gummies and the other half tried the Capsules. To be fair, they were independently tested over the course of several evenings and at different times of the week (Traditional work days versus Weekend Days). Each and every time, the results, reviews & reflections came back virtually identical – with one variable. The taste of the gummies. Some of our team loved the authentic taste of the Blueberry Gummies and some – those who seemed to prefer candy-like, sugary fruit tastes – didn’t like the taste as much.
With taste aside though, every one of the Team Members felt like they were more relaxed, less stressful and more recipient to falling asleep within just a few minutes of sampling the product(s). Even those that “toss and turn” during the night said that while it didn’t completely eliminate that part of their nightly sleep routine, they awoke to feeling like that he slept better and deeper during the night.
This author? He thought they were excellent. He loved the taste. He loved the blissful results. He loved the value compared to some of the pricier brands. And as an added bonus, he discovered that they also come in Single Daily (Nightly) Liquid Doses that are easy to set by your bedside.
Bottom line. Many other brands will probably be Green Roads with Envy when comparing their Gummies to Sleepy Z’s. Don’t just take our word for it though, try them for yourself. We think that you will be a fan as well!