This Functional Hot Chocolate Just Revolutionized Our Bedtime Routine
WHEN DID bedtime become less about sleeping and more about endless scrolling? We’re first to admit that binging an addictive series or falling into an anxiety spiral about tomorrow’s to-do list has led more than one of us to join a morning Zoom call sideways.
We all need time to rest, but somehow our brains don’t always get the memo.
Those night owl habits come with a price: rough mornings, loss of energy the following day and a general case of brain fog. Sound familiar?
Recently, our friends at Beam sent us their magnesium, CBD and l-theanine-packed ‘Dream Powder’ and we tried it right away. This bedtime blend of sleep-enhancing vitamins, minerals, and THC-free nano CBD mixes into a warm, cozy cup of hot chocolate that is essentially peaceful slumbering gold.
Everything You Need To Know…
Beam’s Dream Powder is a carefully curated blend of sleep-supporting nutrients with a delicious organic cacao and organic cinnamon flavor…
MAGNESIUM | Magnesium is sometimes called ‘the master mineral’ for its key role in our overall health, yet most women are deficient. Magnesium aids the body in falling asleep by producing melatonin and regulating our nervous systems.
REISHI | Reishi is trending hard in wellness, and with good reason. The stress-relieving mushroom is an adaptogen that helps to support the body’s sleep cycle as well as manage stress.
L-THEANINE | This under-the-radar nervous system support is a team TCM favorite. L-theanine is a calming amino acid that steadies our nerves, promotes relaxation, and helps improve sleep quality.
MELATONIN | Probably the most famous of all the natural sleep supports, melatonin is non-addictive and can be used daily to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, promoting restful sleep
NANO CBD | Non-THC cannabidiol provides a safe and clean calm. (By the way, ‘No THC’ means no high whatsoever for those of you who are looking to avoid!).
The “nano” means that the CBD itself is broken down to the size of oil molecules, which helps to enhance water solubility and increase bodily absorption.
At first glance, reading the Dream Powder label gave us a pretty good indication that the team at beam was on to something. We were familiar with all these ingredients, but had never tried them synergistically before. Pretty genius.
We’re all about those morning and evening rituals, so incorporating Dream Powder into our bedtime routine has created a bit of light structure that we needed.
Popping a helpful pill or supplement is one thing, but creating a wind-down beverage is actually fun — and a great way to signal to our brain and nervous system that we’re starting to think about bed.
If you’re the type to take an evening shower, blend up a mug of Dream afterward as you airdry your hair or mask up. If you prefer to spend a few minutes reading or meditating, take a mug of Dream with you as you start to unwind!
The Bedtime Dream ‘Latte’
Making the Dream ‘Latte’ (no coffee included. We just like the way it sounds!) is simple. Mix one scoop of the chocolatey powder with hot water or warm milk — we prefer almond or coconut milk — and enjoy about 20 to 30 minutes before bedtime. That way, the Dream Powder has time to kick in and do its thing.
By the time you hit the sack, you’re primed for the most restful sleep possible. Bonus: If you sign up for a subscription, you’ll receive a handheld frother and glass mug that makes whipping up your drink easy — and a bit more fun.
We have to admit that, as we most often are, we were a little skeptical at first sip — especially because the brand claims that ‘99% of people feel an improvement in quality of sleep’ after trying Dream Powder. That’s a hefty statistic!
The lure of getting a few more hours of deep, quality sleep was too good — and all it required of us was adding chocolate to our P.M. routine, so, honestly…. The results were indeed undeniable. Not only did we find we fell asleep faster (as do those 98% of Beam Dream Powder users), but after hours of undisturbed slumber, we didn’t find ourselves groggy or out of it. After getting a solid night of uninterrupted sleep, we awoke completely refreshed and energized. Remember that feeling?
Maybe you don’t! Too many of us — even those who love wellness — neglect this super-crucial area of our health and think we can ‘push through’ our tiredness. But many recent studies have actually connected sleep loss with inflammation and many of our go-to wellness practitioners have been urging us to pay as much attention to our sleep routines as we do our fitness routines.
Products like Beam’s Dream Powder are a pretty big deal for those of us who look to natural products first. Other forms of sleep aids can leave you feeling foggy the following day. Beam Dream Powder delivers the ideal balance of sleep-supporting supplements to help your body get the rest it needs for a full overnight recharge fog-free. Not only are more of us trying the nightly routine, but we’re making a note to pack this stuff next time we travel, too.
Maybe you’re still working from home and trying to find your new normal. Maybe the wildness of your newsfeed has your mind racing more than usual. There’s no denying that these days are pretty hectic and we invite you to, like us, embrace new tools to support yourself through heightened stress and seasons of change.
We are so grateful to our wellness community and brands like Beam for creating modern products like this that taste good, work with our routines, are safe and (most importantly) non-habit forming!
Maybe you’ve never even used a “sleep aid” before and we can relate.
Products like Beam Dream are for a new generation of conscious consumers looking for clean ingredients and modern rituals that fit right into our lifestyles.
We’ve been enjoying our chocolatey new evening ritual that’s packed with nutrients like magnesium that we need more of in our daily diets anyway. And it’s also helped us cut back on that late night glass of red wine habit some of us slip into to help us unwind.
Don’t give up on your white noise machine, favorite cozy socks or lavender oil spritz — just add Dream to your routine and notice how you feel after just a couple nights of the functional bev.
The fine print details on Beam Dream Powder are that it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, non-gmo, contains no added sugar and a total of ZERO calories. Beam also offers Dream as a monthly subscription to make your nightly ritual seamless.
When you order Dream as a subscription, the product comes to you every 30 days with their signature glass mug and frother. Subscription is also 20% off the single purchase price — a significant savings! Pop over to Beam to try just one bag of Dream Powder to start or take advantage of the savings and get the cute gear with subscription!
This story is brought to you in partnership with Beam. From time to time, TCM editors choose to partner with brands we believe in to bring our readers special offers. The Chalkboard Mag and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programs.