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Zenbev is an all-natural beverage mix made from pumpkin seed flour and other food ingredients in a proprietary formulation developed by a physician that helps you stay calm, focused and sleep naturally, without undue side-effects.Explore Our Range
Our clinically proven formulation is developed by a physician with your health in mind to promote sleep naturally. Zenbev is effective, non-habit forming, and has no side-effects or risk of dependence.Show More
Zenbev drink mix is an organic sleep aid made from pumpkin seeds. The organic pumpkin seeds are cold pressed to remove the oil and blended in a powder formulation that promotes sleep and eases anxiety naturally. Clinically proven to promote a natural and healthy sleep.
You may have heard of, or experienced, sleep paralysis. What is it? Silas Weir Mitchell officially identified the phenomenon in 1876 but this painting by Heinrich Fussili in 1781, “Der Nachtmahr” (The Nightmare), demonstrates evidence of vivid experience with the awareness/ helplessness elements unique to this experience long before. If this has happened to you, it is not new and you are not alone.
Sleep paralysis occurs when one finds themselves partially awake during their sleep although unable to move. This terrifying prospect affects roughly 8% of the population. Sleep paralysis occurs mostly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Episodes can range from a few seconds to a few minutes long. Occurrences of sleep paralysis are commonly accompanied by vivid hallucinations that make the situation comparable to a nightmare. Those affected may also experience a feeling of suffocation or imagine a presence nearby. See how the maiden in the Fussili painting is not just asleep but inert and helpless like a rag doll. The demons circle and even sit on her chest but she can do nothing, a horror beyond nightmarish proportions.
Although there is no standard way to diagnose it, Sleep paralysis is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), narcolepsy, depression and anxiety. The experience is not exclusive to these conditions, though. It is normal for the body to be in paralysis during REM sleep so that you don’t act out your vivid dreams. You are not supposed to be aware of this, though. The timing should remove the paralysis before you are conscious.
If you are looking for answers, modern medicine suggests identifying any underlying psychological factors to determine if it is an isolated incident. Education on proper sleep habits is important since improper sleep or a shifting schedule can lead to sleep paralysis incidents.
This is where Zenbev Drink Mix can step in as a preventative measure. It is always safe to assume that quality sleep reduces running the risk of abnormalities in our everyday lives in and out of bed. Sleep paralysis falls into this category of risks. Zenbev can also help the anxiety that comes from worries about any sleep issues. However, if you find yourself experiencing recurring incidents of sleep paralysis that are affecting your overall mood and quality of life, it is recommended to see your physician.
Overall, this concept sounds frightening, but those affected can take comfort in the fact that the nightmares pose no threat to their health. Taking precaution with good sleep habits and paying attention to one’s mental health can do wonders. Zenbev, the healthiest sleep aid, is just one of the useful tools you can use so this doesn’t happen to you.
Working out is great for your body. It keeps you in shape and can help you feel more comfortable in your skin. We all know that having a strong, toned body is wonderful, but staying active also contributes to our overall health in more ways than we may realize. Moving our bodies regularly makes room for a healthier mind, a stronger body, and great sleep.
The relationship between sleep and exercise has been heavily researched over the years. Although scientists haven’t quite gotten to the bottom of the mechanisms, they do acknowledge that the connection between the two exists. One of the most consistent conclusions that have been drawn is that moderate exercise can promote greater sleep quality. This includes shortening the time it takes to fall asleep and reducing the time spent lying awake in bed at night.
One of the most obvious reasons as to why exercise promotes sleep is that it physically tires you out. Think back to an intense workout you recently completed. Did you feel exhausted after it? If so, this is completely normal. After physical activity, the body seeks to recover, and sleep is the best method to do so. In addition, exercise is regarded as a powerful antidote to stress. As we mentioned in our stress series, anxiety and nervousness have a major role to play when it comes to sleep troubles. To combat this tension, people turn to exercise for its mood-boosting effects. When you work out, your brain releases chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins, making you feel happy and relaxed. This post-exercise high can ease stress. Consequently, when stress is reduced, it may be easier to get some sleep.
Regular exercise also has a positive impact on bone and muscle strengthening. Aerobic, muscle-strengthening activities done at a moderate-to-intense level can delay the loss of bone density that comes with age. The physical benefits of regular activity also extend to easing muscle tension, supporting heart health, and managing pain.
By now, it’s very apparent that the benefits of exercise are plentiful. However, every body is different, so it’s important to understand what kind of physical activity targets your personal needs. Here are a few exercises that can be done moderately during the day to help with sleep at night:
Regular aerobic exercise is believed to reduce daytime sleepiness and relieve insomnia. Some research has found moderate aerobic exercise to increase the amount of time spent in deep sleep – the stage of sleep where the body restores itself.
A study from the Preventative Medicine Reports concluded that strength/resistance training positively impacted participants’ sleep. This could have something to do with the fact that moderate-to-intense exercise increases adenosine activity in the brain. Adenosine is a chemical in the central nervous system that builds up in the blood when you are awake and triggers drowsiness.
The debate over whether or not working out at night is a good idea is highly controversial. Here at Zenbev, we encourage you to avoid vigorous workouts before bedtime. If possible, aim to complete your workout at least two or more hours before heading to bed. Doing so will give your brain some time to wind down. With that being said, there are still some gentle ways to move your body before bed that won’t impact your sleep, but can actually improve it.
Next time you are having trouble getting to sleep, consider practicing some of the following activities:
Similar to Zenbev, exercise can be a wonderful, natural treatment for stress reduction and healthier sleep. Find an activity that works for you, and try to incorporate it into your daily routine. Your body will thank you for taking good care of it!
Summer isn’t over just yet, not if we have anything to say about it! Take advantage of every last ray of sun on the patio as you wind down for a good nights sleep with this alcohol-free drink.
1 cup watermelon juice
2 tbsps. Lemon Zenbev
1 tsp blackberry syrup
1 tsp agave syrup (to taste)
squeeze of lime
sprig of thyme for garnish
Pour all ingredients into your Zenbev shaker cup. Add a generous amount of ice.
Shake vigorously and pour into champagne flutes, filtering out the ice cubes. Enjoy!
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