13 Mar CBD for Sleep: Tips on Promoting a Restful Night
When it comes to promoting health, there is no comparison to the benefits of a good night’s rest. In honor of World Sleep Day, we are sharing how daily servings of CBD can support better sleep quality and habits.
There’s no doubt about it– when your body is balanced, it can function better. An important part of achieving that balance includes a full cycle of sleep. Modern life often gets in the way of quality sleep, but you should not simply accept poor sleep as a way of life. In honor of World Sleep Day, we would like to share how CBD can promote better rest in order to help keep that no-sleep zombie feeling at bay.
You know that getting adequate rest is vital. A lack of good sleep impacts our day-to-day life in major ways including negatively affecting mood, motivation, judgment, and our perception of events. According to Harvard Medical School, “When we are sleep deprived, our focus, attention, and vigilance drift, making it more difficult to receive information. Without adequate sleep and rest, over-worked neurons can no longer function to coordinate information properly, and we lose our ability to access previously learned information.”
If you’re having trouble staying awake right now just from reading this, you may be a great candidate for the benefits of sleep support CBD can offer. And also maybe read this again later, after a nap.
How CBD Promotes Better Sleep
Is there anything better than that feeling of waking up after a solid night of sleep? When you realize, wow, I slept the whole night through. It feels like your body woke up with a battery at full charge. That’s because, in essence, it is.
It’s not that CBD causes feelings of sedation that make you sleepy. CBD and CBD oil made from hemp are non-intoxicating, so you’re not going to experience any type of “couch-lock” effect.
So is CBD good for sleep? It can be. CBD naturally promotes better rest at night by supporting balance in the body through its influence on the body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS. A more efficient endocannabinoid system positively impacts all the body’s regular functions– those include your sleep habits.
The ECS is an integral part of human makeup and is responsible for regulating homeostasis in our body through the communication between cells. As the cannabinoids, like those found in CBD oils and CBD isolate, interact with the cannabinoid receptors, they stimulate various physiological responses aimed at maintaining balance.
The way the ECS works in the simplest terms is that when homeostasis, or balance, in the body’s functions is off, the ECS jumps in to come to the rescue. By stimulating this complex signaling network, CBD supports its efforts to achieve and maintain balance. A more active and efficient endocannabinoid system helps to optimize functions like sleep and promotes overall better health.
How Much CBD Should You Take For Sleep Support?
The truth is that there is no “one size fits all” for the ideal CBD serving size. It all depends on the person and situation. Not everyone reacts to CBD oil the same, so when it comes to sleep support, it might take some monitoring to find that perfect fit for you.
A helpful starting place to examine how you feel after taking the CBD product is to keep a daily journal. It’s fine to keep your notes short. Even just a few words or sentences while you start out using CBD for sleep can help identify the best time to take CBD.
You may or may not feel a type of sensation immediately after using CBD oil, so it’s helpful to monitor how you feel so you can adjust the timing of your serving. For example, if you find that CBD causes an awakening feeling, you might want to choose a morning or early afternoon CBD routine. If CBD oil products encourage your body to feel more relaxed, taking them in the evenings is likely more ideal.
Another area that may take some assessment is figuring out how much CBD you should use. A good place to start is with a lower potency, then gradually work your way up as needed. This could mean slowly increasing your serving size every day or week.
Continue to monitor how CBD influences your sleep quality. All these supportive tips can help you dial in on the optimal CBD serving size and serving time to hit that sweet spot that works best for you and encourages better sleep habits.
Everyday Wellness Sleep Support CBD
HempMeds® offers a CBD oil product specifically designed to encourage better sleep. Our Everyday Wellness Sleep Support CBD Oil Capsules feature our superior CBD oil (15 mg of CBD each) and are paired with a blend of focused botanical ingredients known for their sleep-promoting properties, including passionflower, L-Tryptophan, chamomile and melatonin.
- Passionflower is a natural variety of exotic vine flower with natural calming effects that’s been widely used to help adults manage sleep irregularities.
- Chamomile is synonymous with peaceful sleep. The herb has been used for centuries as a natural alternative to promote calm.
- L-Tryptophan is a common amino acid that interacts with the brain chemicals important to sleep and the tick-tock of your biological clock’s sleep-wake cycle. It’s been touted as helping reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
- Melatonin is known as the “sleep hormone” because of its role in encouraging better natural sleep. It’s widely used by those facing sleep challenges, caused by jet lag, shift work, and other potential sleep disturbances.
Outside of a high-quality mattress and healthy evening habits, our Sleep Support capsules with CBD oil can play a role in better sleep at night. They’re are designed for everyday use to promote balance in the body and provide natural ingredients that contribute to overall better rest and optimal wellness. They’re available in a 30-count bottle for a month’s worth of CBD sleep support.
Learn More About CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
Want to learn more about cannabinoids like CBD, the endocannabinoid system, and the various benefits of using CBD oil? Check out our CBD Education page.
Are you ready to get started with CBD for yourself? Check out our HempMeds® online CBD store today to find the best fit for you from our award-winning products.