CBD For Sleep… Can It Actually Help?

CBD For Sleep… Can It Actually Help?

If there was the possibility that you could improve something you spend around a third of your life doing, wouldn’t you want to know more about it?

Yes, I’m talking about a better night’s sleep. And in this article, I’ll discuss how, with the help of CBD, you might enjoy a more restful and longer slumber each and every night.  

But I’m sure you’re thinking, “Awfully presumptuous of you to assume that I’m not sleeping enough. Or not sleeping well.”

Let me tell you why I think I’ve hit the nail on the head here, aside from the fact that you’re reading an article about the potential sleep aid benefits of CBD.

According to Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter, some 50% of Americans don’t get the recommended amount of nightly sleep. [1]

And it’s been noted by other sleep experts that while 70% of the population get inadequate sleep at least once a month, a full 11% report insufficient sleep every single night! [2]

The sleep deficit is real and the rest-starved walk amongst us on a daily basis!

So, yes, I’m going to hedge my bets and say I’m not off-target here and that you’re curious about how CBD can help you sleep better.

Let’s start with… what is CBD?

CBD, the popular abbreviation for cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids found in hemp.

Cannabinoids are compounds that mimic endocannabinoids, molecules that are naturally produced in our bodies that partially form something called the endocannabinoid system.

And that is a complex cell-signaling network that’s being studied for its role in a lot of different functions and processes. Those include pain, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, fertility, and yes, sleep, as well as many more. [3]

 Tell me more about how CBD is being studied, you say?

You might be thinking since sleep is on that list above it’s an open and shut case.

Well, not quite.

CBD is just gaining widespread popularity thanks to some changes in the past few years to the rules governing the farming of industrial hemp.

And proper clinical trials and studies are just getting ramped up.

One study recently done in a clinical population, as reported in The Permanente Journal, examined 103 adult patients for CBD outcomes on sleep and anxiety. [4]

They reported that the use of CBD actually had a greater impact on anxiety than on sleep. But that doesn’t mean CBD won’t help you sleep…

Let’s talk about why people don’t sleep to better understand how CBD might help you.

Some of the top reasons why people don’t sleep properly include underlying conditions, such as chronic pain, depression, and yes… anxiety. [5]

Chronic pain presents a problematic cycle. Because while it can be hard to fall asleep when you’re hurting, the sleep deprivation you suffer from the next day will only worsen things.

And so, another restless night is predictably in your future.

Furthermore, when we’re trapped by depression or anxiety, we may become gripped by insomnia as well. Falling asleep won’t be easy. And for many, staying asleep won’t be either.

But why does all this matter?

First, CBD is being studied in animals and has shown pain-relieving effects related not only to the endocannabinoid system, but also inflammatory and nociceptive (pain sensing) systems as well. [6]

And second, if you recall, I already mentioned how CBD showed favorable results in human studies with relation to anxiety.

By addressing these underlying issues that are causing sleep disruption and disturbances, CBD may just help you get a better night’s sleep!

Now that you know why and how CBD can help you sleep, where can you buy CBD?

One of the most reliable and discreet ways of buying CBD is to get it online.  

What makes online the best place to buy CBD?

It allows you to go nationwide, purchasing from the best retailers in the business. These will be ones that publish their batch reports which you can look at for the percentage of CBD in their products as well as consistency.

The same reports will also tell you if there is any THC in the product, which is important for some.

Companies that are making this info available to you will also, hopefully, be running quality-assurance tests as well. Those are crucial because they guarantee what you’re buying is free of molds, heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants like industrial cleaners.

I recommend finding a company that uses non GMO, organically grown hemp as the source for their product’s CBD.

Also, don’t be fooled by overpriced products with a lot of glitz and glam. At the end of the day, that’s not what will help you sleep better.

It’s time to decide how you want to take your CBD.

The first thing you need to think about is whether you want a full spectrum CBD product or a broad spectrum product. 

  • Full spectrum CBD may have trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. In states where cannabis is legal, you may find CBD products with notably high THC levels, but the federal legal limit is 0.3% everywhere else. Check the batch reports just to be sure!
  • Isolate CBD doesn’t contain any THC and will be your choice if you’re trying to avoid that.

Once you’ve figured that out, it’s time to consider the physical form.

One popular way of taking CBD is sublingually, which is fancy to say “under the tongue”. This is done because it allows for quick, efficient absorption and CBD oil is a popular form. CBD oil can be a great option, because it comes in various strengths such as 750 mg1000 mg, and 2500 mg.

Oil isn’t always convenient though, which is why we also supply other handy options.

If you’re looking for something that fits into your pocket or bag, you might want to consider CBD gummies. They’re great if you’re in the mood for something tasty.

Or look into CBD soft gels if you’re interested in a truly practical approach that you can take anywhere.  

Another excellent way to get your daily dose of CBD that will hopefully help you snag more of those REM cycles is one that people don’t often consider. But it will leave your breath minty fresh! That’s right, CBD gum is a great choice as well.

With plenty of varying options available, you’ll find one that suits you and your lifestyle.

Goodnight, sleep tight…

There you have it.

CBD might just be the sleep aid you’ve been looking for because of its many benefits.

Before trying it, it’s best to consult your doctor. And once you have, head on over to our Shop and have a look at the wide variety of CBD products available.

There’s definitely an option or two that will help you reach dreamland a little more easily.


REFERENCES:
[1] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need
[2] https://www.sleephealth.org/sleep-health/the-state-of-sleephealth-in-america/
[3] https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/
[5] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/top-4-reasons-why-youre-not-sleeping-through-the-night
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277878/


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By WriterGary.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.*


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