Tossing and turning and struggling to drift off? We’ve all been there.
If restless nights are taking a toll on your days, know you’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost half of all Americans say they feel sleepy during the day between 3 and 7 days per week.
That’s why we’ve created a natural remedy for better sleep: Sleep Deep. In this blog, we’ll dive into its sleep-inspiring ingredients, how we formulate the product, and guide you through implementing it into your nighttime routine.
Now get snug because we’re about to get sleepy…
Introducing Sleep Deep
Before we get into what Sleep Deep is, let’s start with why we created it.
Good sleep is at the core of good health. It allows your mind to recharge, body to rest, and affects everything from brain function to weight maintenance. That said, we know getting a good night’s rest isn’t always easy.
Many of us struggle to switch off at night, and this is particularly the case for those with mental health disorders. In fact, around 75% of adults with depression suffer from insomnia.
While prescription drugs have their place, they often come with unwanted side effects. According to research, 80% of people who take prescription sleep medications experience oversleeping, grogginess, or having a hard time concentrating the next day.
That’s why we wanted to create a natural option to support your sleep, without the consequences.
Sleep Deep is a botanical blend crafted with organic herbs, CBN, and full spectrum hemp. We’re passionate about creating new ways to implement hemp-derived solutions to daily (or in this case, nightly) ailments, and you can read more about the benefits of hemp-derived ingredients for sleep in our previous post.
Hemp, however, is just one aspect that makes this sleep supplement special. Inspired by traditional wisdom, and backed with new-age knowledge, we’ve carefully combined 6 ingredients to create the ultimate botanical blend for a good night’s rest.
Now you’re probably wondering what they are…
6 Sleep-Saving Ingredients
Full Spectrum Hemp (Cannabis sativa) ~ For Balance
Not all hemp products are created equally. There are ‘isolate’, ‘broad spectrum’, and ‘full spectrum’ varieties. If the different terms send your head into a spin, don’t worry – we’ve covered them all in this useful guide. For the sake of this post, though, we’ll focus on the latter.
Full spectrum hemp (also labeled full spectrum CBD) is essentially a distilled version of the entire hemp flower, retaining all its beneficial compounds and chemicals. This includes cannabinoids, such as CBD, and terpenes, which are the essential oils of the plant.
The most magical thing about full spectrum hemp is a naturally occurring phenomenon known as ‘the entourage effect’. This means that when used together, each component of the hemp plant becomes stronger. As the cliché goes, ‘teamwork makes a dream work’.
Our hemp is high in an entourage of CBD and terpenes, for a balancing effect on the body and mind.
CBN (Cannabinol) ~ To Support Rest
While interest in CBD continues to surge, another cannabinoid called CBN is slowly making its name – and for good reasons too! Of the 113 cannabinoids found in hemp, CBN (Cannabinol) is known for being the most sedative.
Though research is still in the preliminary stages, studies suggest that this compound can help prolong the time you’re asleep. Think of it as CBD’s sleepy sibling, supporting deep rest.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) ~ To Soothe The Body
Have you ever enjoyed a fragrant cup of chamomile tea before bed? How did it make you feel? Relaxed? Sleepy?
It would have been silly not to include this beloved botanical in our natural sleep remedy. For nearly 5,000 years, chamomile has been used to help people feel calm and at ease. It’s now backed by modern knowledge which shows its soothing effect on the body, improving sleep quality.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) ~ To Quiet The Mind
With a name that sounds like it’s come straight out of a fairy tale or bedtime story, it’s no wonder passionflower can you send you off to sleep.
This herb is native to the southern US, and now widely cultivated throughout the rest of the country as well as Europe. Due to its calming effects, it’s commonly used for reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality.
When you’ve been rushing around all day and thoughts are racing around your head, passionflower helps you slow down and quiet the mind.
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) ~ To Calm Nerves
Okay, so this one has a slightly less appealing name, but it’s equally beneficial for promoting sleep.
Traditionally used by Native Americans, this herbal remedy tackles a myriad of sleep problems: it’s been found to ease anxiety, muscle tension, and clenching of the jaw. It contains an array of neuroprotective compounds and is also high in baicalin, traditionally used to treat insomnia.
If you’re prone to ‘nighttime jitters’, where restlessness peaks when you’re trying to wind down, Skullcap can help calm your nerves.
MCT Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) ~ To Bring It All Together
We’ve included MCT coconut oil last on the list, as it’s the ingredient that brings it all together. You can think of it as the ‘vehicle’ for the cannabinoids (CBD and CBN) and herbs to be absorbed by the body.
Cannabinoids are fat-soluble and need to be able to bind to a fat in order to be absorbed. Since MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil is composed of medium-length chains of fats, it’s more easily digested than longer-chain fatty acids found in many foods. This means a higher concentration of cannabinoids is absorbed into the bloodstream and gets to work straight away.
As for the herbs, we infuse the chamomile, skullcap, and passionflower into the MCT oil slowly and gently to preserve their sleep-promoting benefits.
And there you have it: 6 sleep-saving ingredients rolled into 1 product. So, how do we do it?
Our Process: Slow and Low
In a world where going fast is rewarded, we dare to do the exact opposite. Our process is ‘slow and low’. That goes for both how we selected the ingredients and how we formulate the product.
We spent months consulting with certified herbalists to find the perfect blend of ingredients. Now we infuse the herbs using a very low heat, letting them sit for many hours to preserve their therapeutic properties.
Maybe you can apply this approach to your bedtime routine too? Take time to slow down, unplug from the day, and gently ease yourself into a good night’s sleep.
When should I take Sleep Deep?
As with any sleep product, timing is key. You don’t want to trigger a sleepy state in the middle of the day, after all!
The right time to take our natural sleep product will vary depending on your current sleep pattern, whether you struggle with a sleep disorder, and lifestyle factors (for example, if you work night shifts). That said, we recommend using Sleep Deep about 30 minutes before you go to bed.
Our tip for better sleep is to use this time to turn off your screens and unplug from the day, whether that’s snuggling with a good book, enjoying a hot bath, or slowing down with a soothing meditation. Before you know it, you’ll be drifting off to dreamland.
How much should I take?
When it comes to natural sleep remedies a lot of people are, understandably, worried about the dosage. If you’re wondering how many drops of Sleep Deep you need for sleep, we have a process that will help you:
1. Start with 1.0 ml
Place it under your tongue, swish for 30 seconds, then swallow. Take a deep breath and prepare for rest.
2. Keep a sleep journal
Over the next few weeks of using Sleep Deep, note your sleep patterns. Hopefully, you will start to see improvements.
3. Tailor your dose
Everybody is different and so it’s important to use the right amount for you. Using your sleep journal as a guide, you may wish to gradually increase your dose to 2.0 ml.
Consistency is key
The best night’s sleep doesn’t happen, well, overnight. Cannabinoids build up in the body over time, so it’s important to be consistent when you use Sleep Deep, or other hemp-based products, as a sleep aid.
If you’ve been struggling with sleeplessness for a while, it will take time for your body and mind to adjust. Build our natural sleep remedy into your evening routine, alongside good sleep habits like limiting caffeine and reducing screen time, and you should slowly start to see the effects.
Most importantly, be patient with yourself on your journey to better rest.
Sleep deeper with Jimbo & Jules
At Jimbo and Jules, we’re committed to offering natural and sustainable ways to support your wellness journey. With restless nights being a struggle for many, we created our natural remedy for sleep to offer support.
In this post, we’ve introduced you to the importance of a good night’s rest, the 6 ingredients that make Sleep Deep special, our process, and how to build it into your bedtime routine. We hope you finish reading feeling empowered to take charge of your nights, so you’re better equipped to face the day.