Sleep & CBD

Looking to get a more restful sleep?

If you struggle to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, and this persists for a few days, a few weeks or longer, you suffer from sleeplessness, a serious disorder that robs your body of the rest it requires to re-energize you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Common reasons such as stress, tension, worries, body aches, joint pain, thoughts and feelings during this time of uncertainty or an imbalance of the body's natural daily rhythms may be the result of a sleepless night.

How can CBD help?

CBD works to regulate your body's natural systems (nervous, respiratory, digestive, homeostasis, etc) positively impacting all of the causes that can lead to sleeplessness.

It’s also known for its natural sedative effects when taken before bed, relaxing the mind and body, helping you ease into your most restorative sleep. 

The suggestion that CBD is a natural plant-based form of therapy that helps with both falling asleep and staying asleep is backed by studies from Harvard Medical School and National Institute of Health.

Gretchen Lidicker, author of CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness, said that while studying CBD is extremely difficult because of the legal issues still surrounding cannabis and marijuana, there has been research that indicates CBD can be a helpful antidote to anxiety and insomnia.

“These studies mainly point to CBD’s ability to interact with ... serotonin receptors and GABA receptors in the brain,” she explained. “Serotonin plays an important role in mood and anxiety, and GABA is known as the main ‘inhibitory’ neurotransmitter, meaning it calms excess activity in the brain and promotes relaxation. GABA receptors are the target of benzodiazepines, which are a class of anti-anxiety drugs.”

And how does CBD compare to other sleep supplements?

Pharmaceuticals such as sedatives and antidepressants come with many side effects and do not treat the underlying cause, but rather are a quick fix and should not be used long term. They also throw the natural balance of your body, forcing it to become reliant on chemical-based products to do the job. 

Supplements such as Melatonin and Magnesium impact the brain and body differently. 

CBD appears to help with sleep because of its anti-anxiety properties and ability to promote relaxation. Melatonin directly signals to the body that it’s evening and time to go to sleep by raising the naturally occurring levels of melatonin already in the body.

For example, if you take a vitamin such as magnesium but in fact, it's the stress or joint pain that's causing the sleeplessness, then the magnesium is ineffective and may have adverse effects. Some supplements also have side effects and long term use is not recommended. 

So, is CBD the miracle sleep supplement it appears to be?...why not give it a go and find out for yourself.

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