Sleep problems are very common nowadays, and it’s no surprise seeing as screen time, caffeine consumption, and everyday stress are all on the rise! We have all suffered an evening of restlessness and poor sleep, which is normal to experience from time to time.
However, longer stretches of poor sleep can have negative effects on our everyday life and health such as:
- Feeling fatigued
- Experiencing brain fog
- Lacking focus and concentration
- Mood swings
- Increased risk of chronic diseases
- Shortening our life expectancy
As new research on lion’s mane emerges, it’s becoming evident that it may be a useful sleep aid for many reasons, thus supporting the idea of taking lion’s mane before bed.
Why lion's mane before bed?
When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, there is a lot of emerging scientific evidence that supports Lion's Mane's purported benefits for improving sleep quality and why you should consider taking Lion’s Mane before bed.
Lion’s Mane may help increases REM sleep–the lighter stage of sleep that happens 90 minutes after you fall asleep.
Lion’s Mane mushroom supports sound sleep due to its anti-stress and anxiety reducing properties. This powerful medicinal mushroom works on helping to balance the central nervous system, promotes more parasympathetic nervous system activity, and calms an overactive brain which invites a more restful slumber.
Lion's Mane also offers a natural way to reset your circadian rhythm. Whether you take Lion's Mane before bed or in the morning after a good night's sleep Lion's Mane can reset your circadian rhythm and provide and energizing effect.
Lion's Mane before bed is one of the best medicinal mushrooms to enhance brain function, calm the mind and encourage a good night's sleep all at the same time.
When to take lion's mane before bed?
To improve sleep quality and increase the chances of falling asleep faster, we recommend you take 1/2 teaspoon (1-2 grams) of high quality organic Lion’s Mane mushroom extract powder or Lion's Mane tincture 30 minutes to 1 hour before you sleep.