Sleep. We all need it, but for some of us it’s a hard concept. While I have no trouble falling asleep, staying asleep is a real issue for me. It’s been this way for me since I was in high school. I’ve tried a few different things – herbal tea, warm milk, melatonin, etc. Those things will work for a little while, but then it always seems like I’m back to square one.
I was offered the opportunity to try Nuun Rest when I was a few weeks into my marathon raining cycle. One of my goals for this cycle was to prioritize rest, so this seemed like the perfect product!
What is Nuun Rest?
“Nuun Rest is filled with ingredients that help to calm your busy mind and melt the tension away from overworked muscles. Nuun Rest helps reduce exercise induced inflammation, supports overall muscle relaxation and aids relaxation responses”
What do I like about Nuun Rest?
There are 3 key reasons I really like Nuun Rest:
1.) The key components are tart cherry juice and magnesium – both products that I already use and trust.
2.) No artificial sweeteners and non-GMO verified ingredients – I dislike when beverages are overly sweet so I’m glad that these products don’t have artificial sweeteners.
3.) Each tablet has 10 calories and 1 gram of sugar – Absolutely love that the tablets are low in sugar and calories.
How do I use Nuun Rest?
Unlike Nuun Sport, you only mix Nuun Rest with 4-6 ounces of water and it’s best to use in hot water (this makes it a little more calming). I try to drink it about an hour before bedtime. By bedtime my body feels much more relaxed (less lower body tension) and I’m able to fall asleep, and most importantly, stay asleep. It really does help to calm me down since I normally have 10 different thoughts running through my head at any given time, especially at night! Currently I only use it a few nights a week, but I could see using this daily with no issues.
Nuun Rest currently comes in two different flavors – Blackberry Vanilla and Lemon Chamomile. Both flavors are good but I preferred the Blackberry Vanilla – it wasn’t overly sweet but still had a fruity flavor.
One thing I do want to point out is that Nuun Rest is not an electrolyte replacement like Nuun Sport.
Want to try Nuun Rest? Head on over to their website and use promo code HYDRATEBIBPRO for 20% off (good through 10/31)!
How do you prioritize rest and recovery during training?
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