In late 2020, I made the decision that it was time for me to take my fitness, health, and sleep quality to the next level.
I spent time revamping my nighttime routine and tried many different products to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. As my training increased, workout recovery became a key focus of mine.
Beam Dream is a Nighttime CBD blend that helps improve sleep quality and also provide your body with sleep improving vitamins and an impressive amino acid profile.
Think of it as a healthy hot cocoa sleep powder that helps you get a more restful night’s sleep.
I’ve used Beam’s Dream Powder for nearly 3+ years and in this review I will share key details on the product and also my opinion on whether this CBD product is worth your time.
Beam Dream Review
Beam Dream quickly became part of my evening routine and nearly 3 years after my first order, I am still drinking Beam Dream on a nightly basis to get a good night’s sleep.
I can say without a doubt that Beam Dream makes me tired very soon after drinking and I always fall asleep quickly (this can be verified by my Whoop data). I also wake up feeling refreshed and recovered which always leads to a better mood.
The one potential downside to Beam Dream is the cost..It is a decent monthly investment.
With that said, sleep is a foundation of our health and I would argue the investment in sleep supplements like Dream are worth far more the expense for anyone having trouble falling asleep.
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What is Beam Dream?
Beam Dream is a Nighttime CBD blend produced by Beam Organics. Beam Organics has many different products including CBD capsules and powders for specific purposes (Recovery, Focus, Anxiety/Stress, Sleep, etc).
Simply mix the powder in hot liquid of your choice (water, milk, oat milk, etc) and enjoy 30-60 minutes prior to going to sleep.
Beam Dream offers many different flavors and also an option in capsule form. This review is on the original Cinnamon Cacao which tastes fairly similar to a hot chocolate drink with a dash of cinnamon.
What are the Benefits?
Beam Dream powder is a sleep focused product and Beam Organics provides these claimed benefits:
- Clinically shown to help 93% of people get a more restful night’s sleep
- Helps the body’s ability to fall asleep and get better deep sleep
- Provides support throughout the body’s sleep cycle to help the body stay asleep
- Wake up the next morning more refreshed after a restful sleep
While the Dream powder is focused for people trying to get the best night’s sleep, the CBD also promotes relaxation and can help with both anxiety and stress.
If you have trouble sleeping or are looking to manage stress, read on to revamp your bedtime routine and learn how to improve sleep quality.
Ingredients & Nutritional Info
Beam Dream powder packs in a delicious chocolate cinnamon flavor and also offers sleep improving vitamins (as well as CBD) in a low calorie hot cocoa style drink.
One of the top reasons that I like Beam’s dream powder is the simplicity of the ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there are just 8 total ingredients and it is 5 calories per serving. This makes it a no-brainer to have before sleep as there is no concern about consuming unnecessary calories right before bed.
Fans of Andrew Huberman may be familiar with his recommendation 100-400mg of L-Theanine in his “Toolkit for Sleep” and Beam Dream includes 300mg of L-Theanine in one scoop.
Here are the key things to know about Beam Dream ingredients and nutritional Info:
- 5 calories per serving (1 Scoop)
- 30 servings per pouch
- 20mg Broad Spectrum Nano CBD (THC Free)
- Vitamins & Minerals:
- Magnesium (31mg)
- L-Theanine (300mg)
- Melatonin (3mg)
- Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Keto Friendly
- Full Ingredient List:
- Cocoa Powder, Coconut Milk Powder, Tapioca Starch, Vanilla Powder, Monk Fruit Extract, Broad Spectrum Nano CBD Powder, Cinnamon, and Sunflower Lecithin
Taste & Texture
While I was drawn to Beam Dream because of the potential benefits of CBD prior to sleep, I have to admit I was also just as drawn by the idea of having a delicious chocolate drink each night before falling asleep.
Taste was a super important factor for me in buying Beam CBD. If it didn’t taste good, I would rather just take a broad spectrum CBD capsule or melatonin and get on with my night.
Upon opening the Beam Dream powder pouch, the first thing you will notice is that it is incredibly fragrant with smells of both chocolate and cinnamon. Bottom line, it smells delicious and you will want to taste it as soon as possible.
The powder is incredibly fine which makes it easy to mix in the hot liquid of your choice. While I would recommend using a simple handheld frother (Note: I was sent a free Beam frother in my first order), you can just as easily mix the powder with a spoon and not have to worry about it clumping or consolidating at the bottom of your mug.
If you are a fan of hot chocolate in any capacity, you will love Beam Dream. It tastes like a mix between hot chocolate and a cinnamon drink.
Overall, it is an excellent treat before bed and the taste is top notch for only being 5 calories.
One important note is that if you do not like cinnamon, you are not going to enjoy the taste of Beam Dream and should likely look elsewhere. This is a very cinnamon heavy drink, so keep that in mind prior to purchasing if you do not like cinnamon.
My only critique to the taste of Beam Dream is that it easily can be diluted if too much liquid is used. The directions recommend mixing with 6-8 ounces of hot water or warm milk, but I think the taste is a little too diluted with 8oz (I typically do 4-6oz).
This can also be solved by trying the newly released Extra Strength Dream powder from Beam.
Pricing and Value
With the top quality ingredients and delicious tastes of Beam Dream, you will pay a higher end price for this CBD nighttime blend.
Beam Dream costs $95 for a single order or $76 if you join their “Subscribe + save” program.
Over the course of the past 3 years, I have used the Beam “Suscribe + save” option to get Beam Dream at a cheaper price which works out to be about $2.53/serving.
Beam has also sent me several cool items for free over the last 3 years that I use on a daily basis. This includes a cool glass container to store Beam Dream, a Beam branded glasses mug, and a Beam frother.
Does Beam Dream Work? My Beam Dream Review..
So am I getting the best sleep ever after using beam dream?
After using the Dream Powder for 3 years, I can confidently say that it has been a positive addition to my nightly routine and drinking Dream has helped my overall sleep quality.
Just about 60 minutes prior to getting into bed, I kick off my evening routine of healthy habits and will prepare my Dream powder.
There is no doubt that the Dream Powder makes me sleepy prior to getting into bed and I immediately fall asleep. It is really nice to genuinely feel sleepy and ready to go to bed the second your head hits the pillow.
The Cinnamon Cacao flavor tastes amazing and is a nice treat to have prior to bed with minimal calorie impact. Just add hot water and you’ve good a healthy hot cocoa sleep powder.
One minor critique that I have is that the packaging of the Dream powder could be improved. The pouch containing the powder is slim in profile which is nice, but it is somewhat of a challenge to scoop the powder at times. The bottom of the pouch bunches up making it challenging to get all of the powder available and then it is super easy to spill the powder. Luckily this can easily be fixed by using a mason jar to store your Beam Dream (or the free glass container they provide to members).
If I had to summarize the key Pros and Cons of Beam Dream after using for over 3 years, I would say:
- Simple Ingredients, 20mg CBD, and other sleep enhancing vitamins (Reishi, L-Theanine, Magnesium, Melatonin).
- It helps me get better sleep, stay asleep, and has improved my deep sleep.
- Tastes delicious, especially if mixed with milk
- Decently Expensive
- Easily diluted if mixed with too much liquid
- The pouch itself is somewhat of a pain to scoop out of. It is hard to get the Beam Dream out of the bottom and is also easy to spill.
- If you dislike Cinnamon, you probably will not like Beam Dream
Beam Dream Review – Bottom Line:
In summary, I recommend Beam Dream as a positive addition to your evening routine.
Not only will it help you get better sleep, but it tastes delicious, is low calorie, and can be a foundation of a healthy evening routine to help you wind down each night.
While Beam Dream is somewhat expensive, the Subscribe + Save option makes it much more affordable and Beam offers a very good rewards program which helps to further reduce the monthly cost.
If you are interested in adding CBD to your daily routine, I highly recommend starting with the Dream powder prior to bedtime to improve your overall sleep.