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Sleep is so important, but can be elusive if you’re dealing with insomnia, physical health challenges or stress! Although we often recommend medicinal cannabis as the option to help increase sleep duration and quality, we can now offer a plant-based supplement Florx Deep Sleep that does not require a prescription and may be a more cost-effective option for solving your sleep woes.
Why is sleep so important?
Adults need at least 7 hours of good quality sleep for good health. When people have regular, quality sleep, they are less likely to get sick.
If you aren’t able to get enough quality sleep, you may find yourself gaining weight, as your body produces more of a hormone that increases your appetite and less of the hormone that tells you you’re full.
Lack of sleep also results in your body producing more cortisol, the stress hormone. This hormone makes your heart work harder, which can lead to issues such as high blood pressure and may increase your chance of heart disease. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night may also increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Proper rest can also help with your mood — if you’re tired and have low energy, you may find yourself more irritable than usual, and may experience depression. Getting rest helps your memory and concentration, too.
What is Florx Deep Sleep?
Florx is a New Zealand-owned and operated company that believes in plant-based solutions as a valid option for treating certain health concerns. Their team of passionate doctors and scientists has developed their first product, Florx Deep Sleep.
Florx Deep Sleep is a blend of natural, plant-based ingredients that have been used to assist in sleep for thousands of years. Some of these ingredients include valerian root, passionflower extract, hops and terpenes, which we will explain below.
Valerian root is a herb native to parts of Europe and Asia. It is a known sedative, as studies indicate it may help you fall asleep quicker and sleep better.
Although most commonly known for being used in beer, recent studies have indicated hops may also have a sedative effect. Another study showed that, when combined with Valerian root, hops were an effective treatment option for people with insomnia.
Passionflower has often been used to help with sleep and anxiety, due to chemicals in the flowers being linked to having a calming effect. Animal studies have shown it increases deep sleep and reduces REM sleep.
These three ingredients, combined with terpenes existing in natural ingredients such as cinnamon, avocado oil and lavender, make up the Florx Deep Sleep blend. The flavour can be described as floral and a little tingly on the throat.
What are the terpenes in Florx Deep Sleep?
Terpenes are natural compounds found in plants that affect the smell and taste of the plant. Plants use them to attract pollinators, repel predators and fight fungi, and humans have been using terpenes for their health benefits for centuries, too. Research indicates terpenes may have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial benefits.
Terpenes work by enhancing the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitters in the brain, facilitating communication between brain cells. This can have a sedative effect and help calm the brain, lower stress and anxiety and promote sleep.
Florx Deep Sleep contains the terpenes Alpha-Terpineol, B-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, Terpinolene, Nerolidol, Borneol, Phytol, Alpha-Terpinene, Gamma-Terpinene, Citronellol, Alpha-Pinene — you may recognise some of these common terpenes, such as limonene and linalool. None of the terpenes in Florx Deep Sleep are derived from medicinal cannabis.
Who can use Florx Deep Sleep?
Short answer, almost everyone!
Florx Deep Sleep is suitable for anyone to use and does not require a prescription from a doctor. We recommend you try it if you are having trouble falling asleep at night, trouble staying asleep for at least seven hours, or aren’t waking up feeling refreshed in the morning. Florx Deep Sleep may help you find the sleep you need.
Florx Deep Sleep is not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, but it is suitable for children of any age.
If you are currently on any medications, we encourage you to speak with your doctor first to ensure none of your current medications will be affected by the natural ingredients contained in Florx Deep Sleep. The ingredients in Florx Deep Sleep are not known to interact with pharmaceutical medications, however, it pays to be safe if you feel unsure.
Where can I get Florx Deep Sleep?
Currently, you can order Deep Sleep directly online from Florx here, or we are now selling it at our Takapuna Clinic — no need for an appointment.
If you have any questions about Florx Deep Sleep, we’d be more than happy to answer them. You can contact us below and we’ll reply as soon as we can.
Disclaimer – medicinal cannabis and CBD oil are unapproved medicines in NZ which means that there is no conclusive evidence for their effect, apart from Sativex. Many doctors do not routinely prescribe cannabis medicines. The above article was written for general educational purposes and does not intend to suggest that medicinal cannabis can be used to treat any health condition. Please consult with your healthcare provider.