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Mushrooms to consume for deep sleep.

March 14, 2023

Struggling to sleep at night can not only make daily activities difficult and frustrating, but it can have more serious health implications in the long run. Research has suggested that those who sleep less can be at greater risk for conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, among others. Therefore, doing what we can to get a good night’s sleep is vital.

One such way to enable this is by consuming a specific type of mushroom. According to expert Matt Kelly, the founder of Space Goods, reishi mushrooms have “significant” benefits. Also known as Ganoderma lucidum or lingzhi, reishi mushrooms are native to east Asia.

Although they can be eaten as they are, they are not considered particularly tasty and are traditionally served in powder form, usually to be consumed in a drink, and can be bought as a supplement.

Mr. Kelly explained: “Medicinal mushrooms may not be the first thing you think about as a natural aid to sleep, however, variants such as reishi have been used for thousands of years by natural practitioners as a proven remedy.

“In fact, recent studies confirmed that medicinal mushrooms have a significant immunomodulatory action which can prolong total sleep time, including non-rapid eye movement sleep — or deeper sleep.

“This is because the mushrooms are adaptogens, which means they help your nervous system adapt to stress.

“Adaptogens of various types are used in all-natural medicine traditions to help calm the mind and support the body in managing stress.

“Although there are various herbal adaptogens and even sedative and hypnotic herbs, many of these can only be used for a limited time or cannot be combined with other medications, whereas medicinal mushrooms are safe to be consumed alongside most medications.”

Mr Kelly’s company Space Goods has recently utilised reishi mushrooms as part of a new sleep aid they offer. Read more:

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