Ebco's Trend of The Month: Sleep & Recovery Products
Sleep & Recovery based products
From Ebco’s Trend of the month Club
In today's ever-changing market, being FIRST to market or NOT can literally mean the difference between tens of millions in revenue for your company or a major lost opportunity, in a matter of weeks! In our August series we focused on Sleep & Recovery trends and published our unboxing for our member group. Get a sneak peek of our Trend of the Month Club!
Why did we select Sleep & Recovery? Good question! We chose sleep & recovery because of the increasing awareness of factors affecting sleep & recovery — the CDC has declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic — and we’re seeing a high amount of innovation happening in the space. It has also been proven it can’t be hacked. There are no shortcuts. And brands are getting more serious about ensuring consumers get enough quality sleep.
We’d like to share 4 trend insights that we’re seeing in the Sleep & Recovery category and cover some of our favorite products.
Sleep as a lifestyle
OUR PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS AFFECT US MORE THAN WE MAY KNOW. Gone are the days of traditional mattresses and bedding supplied from one retailer: the large department store. Today’s direct-to-consumer trend encompasses new materials and products such as copper-infused bedding, silk eye shades, pillow cases and blackout curtains. Consumers have a greater consciousness regarding their physical surroundings — light pollution, personalized mattresses and lighting are examples. “People are setting aside a budget for self-care. It’s really hard to put a price on getting a good night’s sleep”
Sleep Tech: Gadgets, Devices, and Apps
As consumers increasingly understand the need for quality sleep, they are turning to purchasing more gadgets, devices and applications. Artificial lights can introduce melatonin-suppressing blue-light that tricks the body into thinking it’s daytime when it’s not, making it harder to shut down for sleep. It’s important to understand what light you’re being exposed to, especially if you’re not outside a lot. You should minimize your exposure to blue light, in particular, in the few hours before you go to sleep.
Consumers are more aware than ever that the food, nutrients, supplements, medications and over-the-counter medications may be interfering with their sleep. They are using CBD, Gaba, Nootropics and biohacking to optimize ultimate sleep and support their bodies’ respective natural sleep-regulating cycle. There has been research that indicates CBD can be a helpful antidote to anxiety and insomnia.
Recovery and Optimization
There’s a growing wave of interest in restorative experiences, therapies and products: everything from float therapy, cryotherapy, grounding and restorative yoga/stretching to brain enhancing teas and tonics. Today, people seem more willing to accept recovery as an integral part of their fitness, self-care and lifestyle routines. ClassPass named recovery one of the fastest-growing trends last year, reporting a 16% rise in restorative and recovery classes booked.
We unboxed a dozen products. Read more about them here:
The Beauty Chef's SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder™ is a delicious, multitasking herbal blend containing lemon balm and passionflower which are traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to reduce sleeplessness and relieve symptoms of mild anxiety, as well as turmeric, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine as a digestive tonic and to relieve inflammation.
An overnight, moisture-recharging gel mask that quickly absorbs while you sleep to deeply hydrate skin. Recharge your dehydrated skin while you sleep with this innovative mask. It's formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver high doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin.
The Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball helps you find relaxation on-the-go. The restful powers of Vetivert, Chamomile, and Sandalwood ease your mind. Simply toss it in your bag and roll it on your pressure points for a consistent chill out ritual and mindful moment wherever you are. Don’t worry!
It's designed “to combat the negative effects of blue light emitted from digital devices in order to prevent eye damage, sleep disruption, and premature aging of the skin.
Asutra Chill or Asutra Dream the Night Away Lotion looks like any other moisturizer, but it's filled with ingredients that promote a better night's sleep. A combination of six potent, all-natural ingredients work to maximize relaxation: CBD or melatonin, magnesium for helping regulate stress responses, optiMSM to help speed up magnesium absorption, shea butter to soften the skin, almond oil to smooth the skin, and lemongrass essential oil for a calming scent.
Created to deliver 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection, the jelly is meant to lock in the good—like moisture—and filter out the bad. Strengthens skin's moisture barrier and improves resiliency. Unique water-jelly texture feels fresh, penetrates quickly and to be combined with the Hydration Base.
Formulated with rich olive oil and rejuvenating ginseng, this deeply nourishing face mask is the perfect end to each day. All you need is 90 seconds to indulge in a relaxing UFO facial treatment that will leave your skin oh-so-smooth and dreamy-soft.
A night tonic to enhance deep dreaming. The botanicals that compose this elixir have been used for a long time for its nervous system strengthening properties, as well as for the deep visionary experiences that in enhances during sleep. Medicine people and respected shamans around the world utilize these herbs to study the deep patterning of their psyche. This allows consciousness to witness itself sleep. This awakening process naturally enhances the deep rest, enhances the immune response, supports the nervous system and boosts brain function.
Olly offers traditional supplements like multivitamins specifically formulated for men and women, but also offers, well, trendier supplements. Sweet dreams are made of these: at Olly, we want the same things as you, like steady energy, better sleep & feeling healthy. Nothing helps you feel your best like a good night's sleep, & Our sleep gummies help you drift off without chemical sleep aids.
Casper says the Glow is designed to help you fall asleep. Besides the automatic dimming, which is supposed to help you gradually doze off, the lamp itself doesn't emit the kind of blue light that comes from screens such as TVs, only warm sleep-friendly 2700K light temperature.
Blissy™ is the best kept secret of super models, hair stylists, beauty experts and dermatologists around the world. It is a completely natural and hypoallergenic silk pillow case designed by our team of experts that does wonders for your hair, skin and overall health while you sleep!
Weighted blankets are exactly what they sound like — they're heavy blankets (typically 15 pounds or more) filled with a material such as plastic pellets. The theory is that the deep pressure you feel from being under all of that weight has a calming effect.
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Until next time, Happy Resting!