The Importance of Healthy Sleep
Having trouble falling asleep? Finding yourself tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night with your mind going a mile a minute? If so, you’re not alone. The pandemic of this past year has compelled us all to recognize just how important sleep is to maintain overall good health. Sleep, along with diet and exercise makes up the triumvirate of good health.
Studies show that quality and amount of time sleeping is decreasing. Sleep is extremely important to brain function, affecting concentration, productivity and mental well-being. During sleep, the body and mind rests, recharges, and even heals minor health issues. Healthy sleep is an essential part of healthy living. It plays a strong role in regulating our energy levels, digestion and immune function. We spend at least one-third of our lives sleeping, so it’s critical that we have good, quality sleep.
How CBD Can Help
Whether it’s early morning wakeups, the never ending remote workday or worries about family, health or finances, CBD may help you achieve the calm you are looking for and is a natural and effective alternative to medication. CBD is becoming more widely used as an ingredient and added benefit in skincare, cosmetics, dietary supplements and more—one of the latest trends in self-care to maintain balance. Research shows that CBD may help to support the body’s ability to reduce anxiety and stress, factors that can lead to insomnia and poor sleep. CBD can help to quiet the mind, soothe the senses and enhance relaxation. Once the mind is clear and muscles are less tense, it’s easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
If you feel that you are in need of assistance in calming the mind and body, adding CBD to your bedtime routine may help create the right mindset for sleep. We spoke with Lisa, a working mother of two young children about why she chose CBD.
“I started to look into CBD because I was having trouble falling asleep at night and having issues with waking in the middle of the night. Once I was awake my mind would start running and I couldn’t get back to sleep. When researching, I felt that CBD was a good natural alternative to medication. When I take CBD with melatonin, I feel more relaxed before bed and I can fall asleep much easier. I also sleep better—most of the time without waking in the middle of the night. If I do wake, I’m able to go back to sleep easier without sitting awake for hours. In the morning, I don’t feel groggy. I wake up feeling good—like I’ve had a good night’s sleep.” –Lisa R., Florida
What is CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in the hemp plant that has been linked to helping a variety of health-related issues, such as anxiety, depression, inflammation, insomnia, among others. CBD is not the same as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is a different compound found in cannabis that causes the sensation of being high. CBD is the most popular and researched cannabinoid available in the market and hemp based CBD is legal for sale in the US.
When selecting a CBD product, it’s extremely important to choose products that are made with the highest standards in the CBD industry. Look for where and how CBD is sourced, extracted and produced, if it is laboratory tested for purity and efficacy, and is organic and pesticide free.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, the system that helps the body to stay in balance. It interacts with our cannabinoid receptors. These receptors release chemicals in the brain that relay messages to various body systems and functions, including the immune system. When you’re in balance internally, the body can function more efficiently, helping to promote a better sleep experience.
As an innovator in developing high-quality mattresses and sleep products, we’ve made it our mission to help people sleep better. Optimizing your sleep can have a positive effect on your health and quality of life. When we sleep better, we feel better, we’re more agile, alert, focused and ready to take on the day.