Beauty sleep isn’t just a catchy phrase. Our sleep holds a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, between busy schedules and stressful jobs, many of us struggle to reach the recommended eight hours each night which can lead to ill health and burnout! That’s where your natural secret weapon comes in. Something that can transform your sleep quality and improve your overall health: collagen. Yes, you read that right!
Although we usually associate this incredible peptide with our beauty and skincare regimen, it actually has surprising superpowers that extend beyond just enhancing our appearance. In this blog, we’re going to give you a run down of just how our collagen peptides can send you off into a peaceful slumber, so that you can rest easy knowing your body is prepared for optimal rest and recovery overnight.
The Importance of Sleep
Before diving into the wonders of collagen for sleep, let’s first understand why sleep is crucial for our overall well-being. As we already know, it’s widely recommended that adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. However, the reality is that many people fall short of these recommendations.
When our bodies are sleep deprived, our immune systems are weakened which means we are more prone to catching bugs and illnesses that are doing the rounds. Lack of sleep has also been linked to overeating, skin problems, irritability and mood changes. I don’t know about you but for us here at Collagen Co, we can vouch for being both grumpy and hungry when we’ve had a bad night’s sleep! So, it’s clear that getting sufficient sleep is vital for maintaining our health and wellbeing.
How exactly does collagen aid with sleep?
Collagen’s health benefits are numerous, but for sleep in particular you’ll find that collagen contains an amino acid called glycine, which offers several sleep-enhancing benefits. It helps people to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, reduce insomnia symptoms, and achieve a deeper, more restorative sleep.
Glycine helps to regulate our blood sugar levels, which, in turn, has a direct impact on our sleep patterns. By promoting stable blood sugar, glycine helps to reduce fluctuations that can disrupt sleep, helping you stay asleep throughout the night without any wake up calls.
Glycine also assists in the production of serotonin, a hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating mood and sleep. When we have good levels of serotonin, we’re left feeling more relaxed; paving the way for optimal beauty sleep. We’re sold!
That being said, we want to help you discover a sleep routine that leaves you feeling at your best, ready to face anything the day throws at you.
Integrating Collagen into Your Bedtime Routine
So, if you’re ready to harness the sleep benefits of collagen, and improve your nightly slumber, here are some steps to incorporate it into your bedtime routine using our wondrous hot chocolate:
1. Get your hands on your favourite collagen supplement.
At Collagen Co, we have a huge range of collagen supplements for you to incorporate into your daily routine. But, our newest product is designed specifically with your sleep in mind.
Collagen Dream is designed to help you drift into a peaceful sleep. This collagen infused hot-chocolate leaves you feeling warm, fuzzy and ready for bed. Packed with bovine collagen peptides and a hint of chamomile, you’ll be asleep in no time. Who says you can’t have chocolate before bed?
2. Prepare to enjoy your new bedtime beverage.
SImply add 2 scoops of Collagen Dream into your favourite mug and add in 200-250ml of hot water. If you like your hot chocolate with a little extra creaminess, simply add a dash of milk of your choice before giving it a good stir. And voila, prepare to indulge in a yummy hot chocolate.
3. Take collagen approximately 30 minutes before bed.
To get the full benefits of collagen before bed, timing is key. By giving yourself thirty minutes before your usual bedtime to enjoy your drink, it allows the glycine to be absorbed by your body as you prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
4. Pair collagen with other sleep-promoting habits:
Collagen is a really valuable addition to your bedtime routine, but it works best when combined with other healthy sleep habits. Create a relaxing environment, establish a consistent sleep schedule, limit exposure to electronic devices before bed, and practice relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing. You’ll be catching the z’s in no time.
Unlocking the power of collagen for beauty sleep can be a game-changer in achieving a more restful and rejuvenating slumber. With its rich glycine content, collagen holds the potential to improve sleep quality, help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed and energised.