Sleeping with Dirty Lemon. Wait, That Came Out Wrong.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. (This post is definitely in partnership with Dirty Lemon, but all ramblings and opinions are totally my own. I’m whispering this, so I don’t wake you. We coo?)

Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

Sleep. SLEEP. Sleep.

Do you know this word I speak of?

Ring any snooze buttons? Ah, you might vaguely remember this “sleep” thing. Long before your spawny wee ones came along, and with them, the bleak, blurry-eyed zombie nights drenched with hourly feedings, leaving you resembling roadkill for two months straight?

Or, or! Before that, when you were in your forgiving, resilient 20s, and you (willingly!) stayed out at the grimy, smoky bars until last call, drinking cheap beer from a can and rocking out to your favorite indie band, through a dense, pretentious hipster fog of cigarette smoke? Remember those days?

Poor neglected sleep.

Poooor, sad, abandoned sleep.

Pooooooooor heartbroken, maltreated sleep. Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

Now me, I’ve always been an A+ sleeper. I take it SRRRSLY. As in, I fall sleep during every single movie ever.

Not really. I mean, yes – I do fall asleep during every single movie ever. But I am indeed really good about my sleep. And obnoxiously nerdy about it, too. Like, when anyone is staying over, I always get tired at 8pm and announce, “Gotta go let my skin cells turns over and restore themselves so I don’t look like Charlize Theron in Monster!”


Hold on! I’m getting there. I just need to take a nap first.

Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

This DRINK. (also, those are Nat’s toes. ^ Just in case you’re barfing and wondering DEAR GOD what happened to your feet.)

Okay, so you know my unwavering love for Dirty Lemon, right? I’ve blabbed about them on the blog and IG a time or 40. They started off with only a detox beverage, which is honestly fantastic in itself. Truly. But they’ve recently expanded with a new line of beverages (!) – Detox, Energy, Skin+Hair, and Sleep. And I’m salivatingly desperate for them all. Wait, I’m desperately salivating for them all. Wait. I’ll think on it and get back to you.

The Sleep beverage is a drink that you sip/swig at night, before bed. Now, the deal-sealing ticket about these beverages is – they’re not like a regular, stiff detox, with a bunch of dumb limitations and lame denials. No, no. These drinks let you DO YOU, giiiirl.

Have your wine! Have your coffee! Have your pizza! Have your meth! (<–jay kay) Then have your sleep drink and call it Shirley. I mean good.

Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

Let’s talk about the flavor of this drink.

In short – Bambi frolicking with a bunch of baby birds in an open flower field on a warm spring day. It’s like, floral! It’s definitely lemony. But not bitter. It’s almost . . . fresh. With an ingredient list including pretty words like Bulgarian rose otto, cold-pressed lemon juice, chamomile, passionflower and lemon balm, I get sleepy just typing the letters.

I really, genuinely love this Dirty Lemon drink. And I’m here to say, it works. I always seem to get super drowsy mid-drink, and have to gulp the rest so I can go plop my life in bed at 8pm.

I’m KIDDING, you guys!


Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

The packs come in six, so you get a full week’s worth. I feel like it’s especially good to take before a big life event, or a huge trip. Swig swig swig, sleep sleep sleep, skin cells flippy flop flop flop, looking hot hot hot, conquer conquer conquer. You get me?

ALSO, I feel like the older I get, the more serious I take my sleep. A) I’m 40. I can’t be all willy nilly with my sleep habits. You don’t mess around with aging and skin cell turnover and Charlize Theron in Monster. And B) I have two hyper tykes to chase around all day, man. I neeeeed that natural cracked-out energy. (oxymorons give me life.)

Sleep is good. Sleep with Dirty Lemon’s sleep beverages is even better. (and this time I’m not talking about wine.)

Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

Now, who wants to play catch with all these Z’s? (I’m awful.)

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16 Responses to Sleeping with Dirty Lemon. Wait, That Came Out Wrong.

  1. Jules January 31, 2017 at 8:43 am #
    Do you drink the whole bottle???? You said it comes in a 6 pack, a weeks worth so i'm assuming you do! Holy ****! My beneficial sleep would be broken up by the need to pee 3 times that night! Of maybe the bottle just looks ginormous in Nate's sweet baby hands.
    • Bev Weidner January 31, 2017 at 9:03 am #
      You do! Each bottle is 16 oz, so if you start early, and pee right before bed - you should pee good! I mean be good.
  2. theotherjennifer January 31, 2017 at 10:38 am #
    I'm reading this and now I have to pee!
  3. Terri January 31, 2017 at 5:38 pm #
    Almost $11 per bottle are you kidding? I'll just take a swig of Nyquil and pass out and won't have to wake to pee!
  4. Steph January 31, 2017 at 5:43 pm #
    So you know if it's safe for breastfeeding? I feel like all good things are not safe for breastfeeding.
    • Bev Weidner January 31, 2017 at 6:03 pm #
      I'm finding out! Stand by. :)
      • Steph January 31, 2017 at 9:03 pm #
        Standing by... Also, am I the only one who drinks a bunch before bed? I have decaf tea and a load of water and take water to bed with me. I rarely have to get up and pee.
        • Bev Weidner February 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm #
          Got your answer from a doctor herself! Upon doing some further research into the question about the safety of the [sleep] beverage and nursing, as it does come up quite a bit, it turns out that none of the herbs in our [sleep] formula will be harmful to nursing mamas or to baby, which is a great thing. This formula is extremely calming, and was designed to gently ease your mind and body to sleep rather than knock you out into a slumber so deep that you have a hard time waking up like some of the other over-the-counter formulas out there (along with the perk that there are no lingering, groggy side effects the next morning). That being said, the calming herb lemon balm may taper milk supply while nursing, so you might want to avoid until you're closer to weaning baby from breast milk. Chamomile is such a beautiful, gentle herb that used in a safe dosage can be considered safe, or in some cases a galactagogue (and thus increase in milk supply). Despite passionflower's incredible list of beneficial actions when it comes to calming the body and sleep, it is not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing. As soon as baby is done nursing during the night, you can feel comfortable drinking [sleep] before bed, giving your body time to metabolize, assimilate nutrients and excrete by morning. Hope this helps! In best of health, Dr Brodsky
          • Steph February 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm #
            Wow thanks for such a through answer! I really appreciate it. :)
  5. Jo February 1, 2017 at 9:24 am #
    Wait til you guys are 68 years old. Talk about getting up in the middle of the night to pee... or when you are shopping...or watching tv...or at a movie... Well, you get the point. And if you all are wondering why is that old lady reading this blog - I'm very young at heart - and I love good food.
    • Bev Weidner February 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm #
      I love that you read this, Jo! You've made my day.:)
  6. Terri February 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm #
    Glad you explained the toes (Nat's). I scrolled along, taking it all in, the bottle, then the toe action.... thinking whoa Bev! Maybe give some tender lovin' to the toes, sister! Then, I had to scroll up to the fridge shot to scale the bottle size. Looked big at first, but compared to those puffy lil piggies - small. Then, in those cute little hands - big! I settled on big.
  7. Mary February 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm #
    I like the idea - drink the wine - then the dirty lemon - perfect!
  8. Klara Donovan February 6, 2017 at 2:31 am #
    "DEAR GOD what happened to your feet." Dead. I laughed out loud. I had been sneakily trying to read your blog at my desk, at my job. Cover blown.
  9. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb February 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm #
    love knowing that it doesn't have a 'hang over' side effect! the sleep aids I have used before, even natural ones seem to make me drag In the morning!
  10. Katherine | Lily The Wandering Gypsy September 5, 2017 at 10:44 am #
    Hey Bev (and all the awesome readers who comment here) - just wanted to say you're all so great and just made my day!! I love everyone's sense of humor and will definitely be a regular reader now.

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