CBD and Sleep

December 05, 2019

CBD and Sleep

CBD and Sleep

I don’t know about you, but I dread those nights where I don’t get my best possible beauty sleep. There are those kids who pull all nighters at the birthday parties, and the ones who were asleep first and woke up with sharpie all over their face. Safe to say, I was - and still am - the latter. 

Do you know why you need sleep and why it’s so important to our health? There are obviously a multitude of studies, but as best put by the National Sleep Foundation, “Healthy sleep is critical for everyone, since we all need to retain information and learn skills to thrive in life.” [1]

A good night’s sleep has been directly correlated to processing, restoring, and strengthening memories and thought processes. For those who struggle with this very important aspect of their lives, CBD can provide a natural alternative to your sleep routine. [1]

Have you been having issues sleeping? Have you been curious if CBD helps you sleep? Well, although we can't make health claims supporting this subject, we can explain how cannabinoids (CBD is a cannabinoid) attach to The Endocannibinoid system and how that could possibly relate to one's sleep.

The Endocannabinoid System

You've probably seen the long word before if you researched anything having to do with CBD, CBG, hemp, or cannabis in general: The Endocannabinoid System. What does this mean? The Endocannabinoid System exists in each one of us and is made up of receptors that accept and interact to the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. [3] For more information on The Endocannabinoid System, check out our blog, “What is CBD,” for more information.

So now you know: your body is filled with cannabinoid receptors (for simplicity we refer to the CB1 and CB2 receptors) which can be found in: the brain, organs, glands, connective tissue, etc. that all interact and bind to cannabis molecules. 

With that said, science has shown that the entire job of The Endocannibinoid System is to support homeostasis. With that said, when you ingest certain cannabinoids, they interact with those receptors all over your body to support the feeling of balance. 

It would be logical, then, to assume that certain cannabinoids have the potential to support homeostasis with sleep. Although more research needs to be concluded, scientific studies have been done studying this very subject.

For example, one study for instance, tracked the accounts of 72 adults with anxiety and poor sleeping patterns. They asked to administer CBD and/or THC to track if either assisted with sleeping patterns and/or anxiety. Results were sporadic and difficult to pin point, however it was shown that patient's anxiety scores improved by 79% in the first month and sleep scores improved 66% in the first month. [3]

CBD Tinctures We Suggest

Our favorite, direct implementation of CBD at night, is to use Enjoy Pachamama Kava Kava & Valerian Root CBD Hemp Oil Tincture. This product combines ancient properties in one bottle to provide a naturally, rested experience. 

Pinnacle Hemp is another great option for those of you looking for some shut eye. This CBD based hemp oil tincture uses  the highest quality, full spectrum extract and is definitely one of our most popular tinctures we offer on our website! 

CBD Chewables and Capsules - Ease of Use

CBD chewables and capsules are what we commonly find that many use when searching for a better night’s sleep, and such products were actually mixed in that study we mentioned earlier for sleep and anxiety. [3] A lot more times than not, capsules offer a quick solution late when you need it most. With options offering 10mg and 25mg/capsule and also melatonin availabilities, ingesting CBD into the bloodstream can be an effective choice. 

Examples of our favorite capsules is Nirvana CBD and their three capsule options. They offer three CBD capsule infused options: natural CBD alone, curcumin capsules, and.... melatonin capsules!  

CBD Bath and Body Products To Relax To

Some struggle with sleep due to physical pain, muscle tension, and inflammation. CBD salves, bath bombs, and lotions can ease the hemp into your Endocannabinoid System. A nice rub down with CBD before bed may relax your muscles and send your body into a much deeper sleep cycle. Beauty rest, here we come!!

Koi CBD Bath Bombs are one of our favorite options for late night R&R. Koi CBD bath bombs come in a three pack of different scents, with the use of essential oils which soothe the body. After a long, hard day of work. Koi CBD bath bombs are an awesome addition to your bath time relaxation and a great deal - essentially $10.00/bath fish! (ha!)  

If you're not a fan of bath bombs, and prefer a great bath soak, there's a slew of options under our Bath & Body section. With bath soak options from companies like Savage CBD, The Brother's Apothecary, you will have many options to choose from. 

Unique CBD Products for Sleep

Some companies in the hemp space have created products specifically geared towards aiding relaxation at night. A very specific product that we think is the best suggestion for products created for this very issue is The Brother's Apothecary CBD Moon Milk Latte Mix. This absolutely beautiful and SUPER yummy nighttime drink will definitely be a product you won't forget, and may even help you! 

In Conclusion

We hope that this information has helped fill in at least some gaps that you may have in terms of CBD and sleep. As we mentioned earlier, much more research and information needs to be studied to definitively say whether CBD does help with sleep, however, the research does seem promising. 

 

Works Cited
[1] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/why-do-we-need-sleep
[3] https://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep-treatments/cbd/




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