The house is snoring with the tranquil sounds of rejuvenating slumber. Your mind is running a triathlon, and nothing has brought sleep to your weary brain and tired eyes. The sleepy teas, lavender, and chamomile blends, only knock you out long enough to remember you can’t sleep. Let’s explore what’s keeping you up and how CBD for sleep could be the transformation you need.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Insomnia is a disorder of sleep or the inability to sleep, often caused by stress (financial, family, school, trauma, job loss). It can be chronic or short-term. Chronic insomnia results from the inability to sleep through the night, go to sleep, or achieve high-quality sleep. Short-lived insomnia may be due to sudden life events like getting used to a new home or work schedule. Using CBD for sleep could help counteract these challenges.
Other causes of insomnia are inconsistent sleep habits, eating too late, mental health challenges, medication side effects, caffeine, and a lack of physical activity. Sleep deprivation can lead to memory loss and inability to concentrate and put you at risk for hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
As a caveat, a Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that 9 in 10 Americans use technological devices an hour before bed. Results indicated that using passive technology like music or TV did not affect sleep quality. Versus interactive cellphones, laptops, and game consoles, an hour before bed made it difficult to fall asleep or have a refreshing sleep. Study participants reported insufficient or poor sleep quality, inability to stay asleep, or extreme daytime fatigue.
One of the most common questions people ask when considering CBD for sleep is, “what is the difference between CBD vs. melatonin?” At base level, melatonin supplements are a synthetic hormone, while CBD is a natural plant-based compound that regulates the endocannabinoids naturally found in your body.
Melatonin is naturally produced by your brain and is a hormone that regulates your sleep. When melatonin production is somehow deficient, it can affect your sleep routines. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, melatonin production is triggered by darkness and is attuned to your internal biological clock or circadian rhythm. Exposure to light at night can act as a barrier to melatonin production.
The hormone is now available in supplement forms and provides high doses of melatonin that your body does not typically produce. Still, little empirical evidence has been produced to suggest possible long-term side effects. These supplements are also primarily synthetic and made from animals or microorganisms (bacteria). Melatonin is often made from cyanobacteria.
Organic CBD for sleep isn’t synthetic (artificial). In fact, when comparing CBD vs. melatonin, one of the key differences is that CBD is organically grown from hemp plants. We swear by our organic processes from seed to harvest. CBD products are made from a natural solution, free of heavy metals, microorganisms, synthetics and other contaminants. CBD only has CBD hemp extract, organic MCT oil, and natural flavors. Using CBD for sleep has been deeply studied to determine its effectiveness.
The Permanente Journal studied CBD for anxiety and sleep. The 72 participants saw a decrease in anxiety within one month of use in 57 participants and sleep quality improvement within one month in 48 participants, though this fluctuated. The CBD was well-tolerated in 69 participants.
Most side effects are mild if they show up at all. Some CBD side effects may include the following:
Try our full spectrum oral tinctures. You might find the sweetest z’s at the end of our organic hemp extracts with delectable full-bodied zesty lemon, soothing mint, and natural flavors to fit any palate.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.