I have always had problems trying to get to sleep and tried every trick, tip and piece of advice out there, the only natural solution I can rely on right now is a few drops of CBD Oil under my tongue before my head hits the pillow. I think it also helps that my radiator doesn’t work properly in my bedroom as it is much better for you to sleep in a cooler room, ideally at around 18/19 degrees. We hear so much now about ‘Sleep Hygiene’ and how getting enough sleep is so important for our health and wellbeing. You need to get the basics in order before you start turning to taking something to help you sleep. Exercise regularly, but not too late at night, leave at least 4 hours after you eat to digest properly, put your phone down, that blue light you get from your ipad or phone will stimulate you to stay awake. Try taking a warm shower before you go to bed and sleep in a cooler room, get into the habit of writing a journal in the evening to stop your mind racing on your pillow. Avoid alcohol or caffeine, even too much sugar at night will stop your body relaxing. Dim the lights and help your melatonin production start if you can’t get out to see the sunset, a natural way of your body knowing to wind down for the night. It’s also important to try to keep to regular sleep times, even at the weekends, help your body clock know when to wake up and sleep. If you’ve tried all this and still need some help, then my recommendation is CBD Oil, give it a try, it’s totally natural and has nothing to do with smoking weed or Bill & Ted. You can take it during the day too if you are feeling anxious and won’t be falling asleep at your desk.
Why use CBD?
CBD has a long history of use dating as far back as 1200 A.D. when ancient Chinese medicine refers to its benefits for inducing sleep. Many other cultures have been using hemp and cannabis products for years to treat conditions like epilepsy, pain, anxiety and even constipation.
In the last 25 years, scientists have discovered the existence of a biochemical communication system in the body known as the endocannabinoid system. This complex network of cannabinoid receptors is found throughout the body and in the central nervous system, where sleep is primarily regulated.
Research has found that people may suffer from an endocannabinoid deficiency that results in many different symptoms, including difficulty with sleep. This signaling is thought to influence the activity of various hormones, neurotransmitters, and other cells that affect things like the sleep-wake cycle, emotional regulation, and pain. Some medical professionals believe that CBD improves rest by reducing anxiety and pain, allowing individuals to relax so their natural mechanisms of sleep can properly function. The good news is that cannabidiol may improve the quality of rest by decreasing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, increasing deep, restful sleep, and minimizing certain factors that interrupt sleep. Studies have found that cannabidiol may be beneficial for certain sleep disorders that impact REM cycles, so you can get better quality of sleep if you are more relaxed and less anxious at bedtime.
You can ty essential oils like lavender, chamomile, blue tansy, and cedarwood to help fall asleep. Essential oils can be used by inhaling directly from the bottle, placing a few drops on a pillow, or using an aromatherapy diffuser. Some of the most popular and widely used herbs known for their sedative effects include valerian, chamomile, passionflower, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, lemon balm, and kava. These are other ways to try to get your sleep naturally and not turn to medication. I find CBD is the best solution for me and the only way I can guarantee dropping off to sleep and getting a whole night’s sleep without waking up throughout the night asking Alexa, “What time is it?”
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