CBD and Sleep
How CBD Can Help You Sleep
There’s a lot of buzz around CBD. And we’re excited to be part of that buzz. Hemp is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants on the planet. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most prominent cannabinoid in the hemp plant, which has a variety of positive effects on our body's natural endocannabinoid system. Our endocannabinoid system has receptors in our bodies that directly interact with CBD and help bring our body back to homeostasis (a state of balance and stability).
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It’s easy to get confused when talking about CBD and its benefits, so let’s think of it as a book. Today, we’re reading the chapter on CBD and sleep. We aim to help you learn more about its benefits so that you get the most use out of GoGreen Hemp products when it’s time to go to bed. It’s important to remember that research surrounding CBD is limited and we’ll continue to learn more as more studies are conducted.
CBD And Sleep
There are plenty of internal and external factors that contribute to poor sleep. Externally, it can be a snoring partner, a loud neighbor, or an uncomfortable bed. Internally, poor sleep can be the result of anxiety, depression, caffeine, medication, or physical conditions. If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, it’s most likely the result of an underlying condition.
Research suggests that CBD oil can help with anxiety and sleep. A 2019 study gave 72 participants 25 milligrams of CBD in a capsule each day. After one month, the results found that 79% of subjects reported lower anxiety levels and 66% reported better sleep. Another recent study insists that CBD shows promising signs of therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia, although more research needs to be done.
Researchers are still studying is why CBD can improve sleep. Many scientists theorize that CBD promotes sleep because it has the potential to tackle the root causes of insomnia such as stress travel, poor sleep habits, or trauma. As more research is conducted on CBD and its benefits, we’ll learn more about why and how it can help us sleep.
How CBD Affects REM Sleep
There are four stages of sleep, divided into two phases — non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. As you sleep, your body cycles through these phases. NREM is the phase in which things start to slow down including eye-movement and muscle activity. Then you’ll cycle into REM sleep when brain wave activity increases and intense dreaming occurs.
Limited research finds that CBD affects the sleep cycle. In particular, preliminary research found that it helps with certain sleep disruptions that occur during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Researchers concluded that CBD may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness.
When To Use CBD For Sleep
There are plenty of ways to use CBD for sleep, including edibles, vape concentrates, capsules, and oils tinctures. With each product, remember that your weight, body chemistry, and the nature of your sleeping troubles will affect how the CBD product works. Start with a low dosage and gradually increase it until you find the dose that works best for you.
Add CBD to your nighttime routine so, by the time your head hits the pillow, you’re relaxed and ready to doze into a peaceful sleep. You can even incorporate CBD into your melatonin to promote calmer zzz’s. GoGreen Hemp offers a variety of products to help soothe ailments that are affecting your sleep. Remember, CBD takes time to work and it affects each individual differently.
Tips & Tricks To Get Ready For Bed
You might have heard this once, twice… maybe a few hundred times, but stop looking at a screen right before bed! Blue light from the screens is proven to interrupt sleep because it boosts attention, reaction times, and mood. Harvard researchers found that blue light suppresses melatonin for about twice as long as green light exposure and shift circadian rhythms by twice as much. And for what? A last-minute email or doom scroll on Twitter? Not worth it.
We know, we know — for many of us, it’s not realistic to turn off the screen right before bed, especially when it’s the season finale of the Great British Bake Off. But we encourage you to try. Create a soothing bedtime ritual that may include turning off tech an hour before you go to sleep, meditating, reading, washing your face, or asking your partner to give you a massage using CBD massage oils. (Oh, yeah.) Set yourself up for a state of relaxation before bed. You deserve it.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, start with GoGreen Hemp’s melatonin capsules. Melatonin helps those who have insomnia or other sleeping disorders by regulating the sleep-wake cycle, so combining melatonin with CBD creates the ultimate peaceful sleep recipe in one soft gel capsule. The best part? Wake up well-rested and ready to tackle the day.
Our products are third-party laboratory tested and use only organically grown hemp. Remember that while CBD and other medication can help with a good night’s rest, it’s important to tackle the root cause of your sleep problems by speaking with your doctor. Contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (954-533-0089) if you have any questions about CBD and sleep.
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