Bring on Summer!

May 14, 2024

The approaching summertime carries the hopes and memories of many positive things: holidays, long lazy days, sunny weather, time with family and friends. While the more relaxed qualities of this time of year can often bring relief from the stress of work and hectic schedules, summer can carry other sleep risks. It helps to be prepared so you can soak out every bit of sun and fun!

Here at Zenbev we want you to get the most out of your relaxing and refreshing time to maintaing optimal health and happiness.  We’ve put together a list of things that can impact your sleep in the summer and how to make sure they don’t affect your enjoyment of this precious time.

  1. Sleep in a Dark Room   We love the extra light we begin to get this time of year.  It sure beats those winter afternoons that start to get dark way too soon. Dispel the gloom, open those curtains and let the light in! At night, however, when you need to sleep be sure that your room is as dark as possible. Your brain needs dark to get to sleep and stay asleep. If blocking the light is hard for you, invest in a good quality sleep mask to eliminate light leaking into your sleep space. We have just the one! It’s comfortable and durable and has an extra layer so no light will get through. Check it out here!
  2. Keep a Regular Schedule   With holidays and looser restrictions on school/work schedules, there may be a tendency to stay up really late and sleep in the next day. This is totally understandable but if your sleep is fragile, this is something you need to pay attention to and can easily change. Our brains love consistency and will embrace sleep much better if we are getting at least 6-8 hours a night and keeping to a predictable schedule.
  3. Watch what you Eat and Drink   Excessive indulgence in eating and drinking, especially later in the evening will definitely have an impact on your sleep. Keep this in mind if you are tempted to keep the party going into the wee hours. Digestion and alcohol will disrupt your peaceful slumber. While you may fall asleep faster, your sleep will be disrupted by frustrating awake time in the middle of the night as your body attempts to metabolize. Let Zenbev help here! Instead of that extra helping of cake or beer, why not finish the night off with a mug of Zenbev? Zenbev Drink Mix can give the boost you need to counteract these effects of over-indulgence and leave you sleeping naturally and normally and soundly.
  4. Late Night Screen Sessions   Light from screen use will cause you to take longer to fall asleep. Staring at the light from any kind of screen gives your brain the message that it should stay awake. Instead of watching that extra movie, why not take a look at the stars instead? Consider what peaceful, calm activities can fit with your relaxation time before bed. Why not take a vacation from devices? The sound sleep you get will do a world of good and you may come away with a whole new perspective.

Zenbev is the best natural sleep aid when you find that life is getting in the way and you need to get your sleep. If you find it hard to change your behaviour, especially when the summertime hits, keep Zenbev close and get in the habit of taking it each night a half hour before bed. Zenbev comes in Lemon and Chocolate flavour and can be mixed with a hot or cold liquid. In the summertime we love it served cool. Check out our recipes for great ways to serve Zenbev!

Don’t loose another moment of sleep! Keep these tips – and a glass of Zenbev –  handy to get the most enjoyment out of your summertime, starting off with attainable, natural sleep.