By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) – According to a recent article in The New York Times, the brain receptors that can cause the sleep-deprived to crave unnecessary food are the same as those activated when using marijuana. So, those skipping out on sleep may actually be experiencing the same munchies as their perpetually high roommates did in college. The last thing anyone wants is unwarranted munchies, so making time for those much-needed Z’s is important. However, this is much easier said than done. With distractions like sirens, a partying neighbor or the ever-persistent thoughts from a busy and stressful day, sinking into the pillow can be a long and frustrating process.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, building up a sleep deficit can disrupt metabolism and hormone levels, which can lead to weight gain. Just like smoking a joint, the sleep-deprived crave junk foods, further encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle.
When ReviewLoft.com received Sleep Easily, a drug-free sleep solution, we were excited to test it out and see if it could help relieve our 3 PM cravings. It came in a box filled with goodies, which included an introduction book, a 300-page sleep guide, easily moldable earplugs, seven audio recordings and (the best part) a unique pillow speaker. After learning about everything from causes of sleep difficulties to the benefits of sleeping well in the Sleep Easily guide, the method was put to the test. One of our reviewers slipped the cushioned speaker under her pillowcase and streamed the audio, which included a soothing and monotonous voice that gave clear directions on ways to prep for a restful slumber. After the voice (a choice of male or female) spoke for about 30 minutes, our reviewer was serenaded with soothing ocean sounds that easily lulled her to sleep.
This experience provided a deep and restful sleep, which made the next day more fulfilling and actually decreased some expected mid-afternoon chocolate cravings. However, this wasn’t surprising – the method was developed by the very experienced sleep specialist Dr. Richard Shane. After he experienced a life crisis in the early 1990’s, Dr. Shane was determined to get back to a normal sleep pattern. By exploring his own insomnia, he was able to develop this method, which he has now made available to the public. According to an independent study with Sleep Easily, 81.6 percent of participants reported better sleep with this method, making it a reliable option for the one in three people who suffer from insomnia.
ReviewLoft is now a fan. We’re not expecting too many restless nights or mid day binge fests any time soon. Instead, we’d prefer to save up our calories for the rare visit to a favorite bakery or a delicious Friday dinner, not for the convenience store near the office. With the Sleep Easily method, users are able to get the natural high of a good night’s sleep and beat the stubborn morning-after munchies.
ReviewLoft received and tested the Sleep Easily method kit prior to writing this review. No other compensation was received.