We’ve all been there – 11am, guzzling down that third cup of coffee and praying that it’ll kick in enough to get work done. I didn’t realize how problematic my sleeping pattern was until I started wearing an Apple Watch, and let me tell you, it was NOT good. A friend mentioned how well she sleeps since she began drinking a tasty hot chocolate known as “Dream Powder,” made by wellness startup Beam. Beam is backed by auto racing queen Danica Patrick and NFL superstar quarterback Baker Mayfield, so naturally, I had to check it out for myself!
Sure, the idea of a healthy take on hot chocolate that helps me sleep sounds great, but I’m also a skeptic. Dream Powder is made with a blend of Magnesium Citrate, L-Theanine, and Reishi Mushroom extract, along with other ingredients that help regulate pain, mood, anxiety, and inflammation. Ingredients also include Organic Cocoa Powder and Organic Cinnamon – which makes sense given how tasty it is!
From my research, I learned that Beam has other products for performance, balance, and recovery. Though I figured it’ll be easiest to dip my toes in with The Dream Starter Pack (doesn’t hurt that it’s on sale for $35!).
TL;DR Beam’s Dream Powder has me sleeping like a baby.
Here’s why I’m hooked:
1. It Tastes Like a Decadent Dessert
Admittedly, I’ve got a massive sweet tooth once 10pm rolls around. Instead of tucking into that pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, I make myself a “dreamy hot chocolate” by blending a scoop of Dream Powder with about 8 ounces of steamed oat milk. The rich cocoa has a hint of cinnamon, so it smells divine and tastes a bit naughty.
The sleep solution also comes in pill form, but the hot chocolate tastes so good that I’m sticking with it. 🤤
2. It’s The New Start To My Bedtime Routine
I’ve proudly kicked my habit of scrolling Tik Tok until the wee hours of the morning and prioritized my nightly hot chocolate as I get ready for bed. Taking a moment to savor the taste calms my overactive brain as I lightly stretch before crawling under the covers. Then within 30 minutes, I’m out like a light.
3. Now I Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep
Beam has become as essential to my sleep as my pillows. On nights that I take Dream Powder, I pass out HARD. Like, you could send a Mardi Gras parade through my room and I’d still be knocked out cold. Typically, I’d find myself waking up during the night, but now I sleep all the way through. The best part – I wake up the next morning feeling like a trillion bucks, and without that weird “I took a sleeping supplement hangover” feeling.
4. Pro Athletes Use It To Aid Recovery
It’s no shock that Beam’s Dream Powder was developed by pro athletes. Every time I use it, I wake up with my muscles feeling refreshed and as ready as they can be to crush my 6:30 a.m. Soul Cycle class.
I wear an Apple Watch to track my sleep and recovery, and my scores increase on nights I drink my Dream Powder and get a solid night’s rest.
5. Great Sleep = Mood And Productivity Boost
The best thing about Dream Powder and (actually) sleeping great, is how fresh I feel in the morning. A great night of sleep has me ready to turn my mental switch “on” by sunrise. Coworkers even mention that I seem particularly caffeinated on morning Zoom calls, but truthfully, my coffee consumption is way down.
In short, if you’re looking for better sleep, better recovery, a better state of mind, or all of the above, give Beam’s Dream Starter Pack a shot. You’ll be dreaming before you know it.