360 recently reached out to me and provided me with samples of some of their top products. I was immediately intrigued to try the 360 dreams, as there are no other products like this that are targeted towards the body building/fitness crowd. I have never tried a sleep product, aside from over-the-counter sleep aides with antihistamines.
My first night of taking 360 dreams, I took it about about half an hour before bed, two hours after eating anything. The dosage is 4 pills however it is recommended that just 2 are taken to assess tolerance. I took 2, and within 30 minutes I felt tired but was not in a zombie-state that is caused by the OTC antihistamines – More of a super relaxed, ready for bed feeling.
I was able to get to sleep within about 15 minutes of hitting the pillow, and I woke up 6.5 hours later – Nothing in between! I’m a side sleeper and as such typically squirm, wake up, and reposition quite frequently throughout the night. With just 2 pills for my first few nights of this product, I have somehow managed to eliminate this need and have been sleeping like a rock through the night. Furthermore, I wake up BEFORE my alarm clock goes up, back to like I did in high school – Without the pills I tend to hit snooze 4.. 5.. or 6 times before waking up.
Instead of my morning coffee (I’ve never been a huge coffee addict, just like the stimulant), I take the 360 Lean thermogenic formula to give me a boost although I do not think I need it for the boost – I feel relaxed and like I got a full night’s sleep.
Along with other supplements, I believe this one has been greatly improving my ability to recover from intense workouts. Most noticeably is after a very hard leg day, where I would often have slight knee pain that would keep me waking up during the night. Now, I can sleep through the night, and the pain even seems to have lessened. This could be due to less uncomfortable re positioning throughout the night.
As of right now I do not foresee having to up the dosage to four pills, which gives me an incredible value on this supplement. For what it’s worth, I am also *NOT* sensitive to most stimulants and medications. The 2 pill rule may work fine for even the smallest of folks.
Too many people try to over-supplement and over-stimulate what they accomplish in the gym. We need to remember that gains are only partly done in the gym. Muscle is torn and destroyed in the gym, the other half of the equation is recovery and rebuilding – most of which is done while we sleep. In order to gain the most from this sleep, we need to be sleeping deeply and uninterrupted.
Overall, this supplement has improved my sleep the most out of any medication I have tried. It has not directly improved my workouts (and you shouldn’t expect it to) but it has improved recovery, and in turn allows me to make more frequent trips to the gym, which counts big. Great Job 360Cut!