Why Everyone’s Talking About Sleep Month

  • “Adults need 7–9 hours of sleep per night to ensure that the brain will have enough time to travel through the sleep cycles multiple times, clean all the toxins accumulated during the day and work to optimize mental and physical performance.”
  • “Short-term sleep deprivation (sleeping only 5 hours) decreases REM sleep and reduces attention, concentration. It takes more than 2 nights to recover from one single night of short sleep.”
  • “The glucose metabolism is 30% lower in people sleeping 4 hours per night. That means the person is more likely to eat more, gain weight, and risk diabetes type 2. Important — those studies look into a short duration of sleep deprivation (for example, 6 nights). The effects are even more damaging in people following this short sleep pattern for several weeks.”
  • “Sleeping less than 6 to 7 hours per night is linked to reduced white blood cell count. white blood cells protect our body against illness and diseases, fighting viruses, bacteria, and other intruders that try to harm our bodies.”
  1. The Sleep Tracker
  • 5 free nights of Dream + a discount code for your next purchase
  • A custom sleep analysis and sleep recommendations from Beam partner and sleep scientist, Dr. Carleara Weiss
  • An entry to win our new sleep product, launching soon
  • A refreshed relationship with your bedtime routine and our Dream collection
  • A brand-new perspective on the way you sleep
  • “Keep a regular schedule.” Even on the weekends, set a consistent bedtime and wake-up time and try to stick to this schedule as often as possible!
  • “Avoid light exposure at least an hour before bedtime.” Electronic-free time helps support our biological clock and natural sleep cycles.
  • “Set aside time to relax.” Swap the late-night email refresh with a warm shower or meditation.
  • “Create a bright morning routine.” It’s not just about bedtime! In the mornings, increase your exposure to morning light (natural or artificial) as soon as you wake up. It’s all about getting up — so no checking your phone in bed. Increased light exposure in the morning helps the brain “understand” that it is daytime, shuts down Melatonin, and promotes energy for the day!

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