We all know sleep is crucial to living a healthy life. It impacts our eating habits, mental state and our ability to cope. However, according to the National Sleep Foundation, only one in ten Americans consider sleep to be their top priority over fitness, work, hobbies, their social life, etc., yet these are all so connected.
Why is sleep important? Simply put, because it directly impacts one’s productivity and overall health and wellbeing. Sleep deprivation can cause you to lose up to 11 days of productivity per year, and people who only get five to six hours (as opposed to seven-plus) are over four times more likely to get sick. When you combine those two aspects, you start to understand just how profound of an impact sleep deprivation has on the country as a whole—currently about $411 billion in lost output annually.
Before we go any further, here are four general steps for helping to support one’s sleep:
1. Work with your physician to resolve any issues with sleep apnea
2. Limit your caffeine consumption and try to avoid alcohol
3. Maintain a regular sleep schedule to keep your body on-track
4. Reduce stress with meditation and exercise a few hours before bed
5. Eat a healthy plant based diet
How Can CBD and CBN Help with Sleep?
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to CBD and CBN in regards to sleep. First off we do not make any claims that CBD or CBN can cure. We do believe it can help relax and calm so that it is easier to fall and stay asleep. As most things it is good to get in a habit and be consistent. The first month is especially important, as studies on CBD for sleep have shown that this is when CBD has proven to be most impactful for sleep.
Daily stress can also be a primary contributor to your lack of sleep. Do you often find yourself lying awake in bed at night with your mind racing? Perhaps your issue isn’t just with sleep itself. CBD has been known to help support a sense of calm for focus* as well, so if a daily supplement seems to better fit your schedule, CBD capsules and oils can also play a part in your routine.
In support of that last point, studies show that CBD does not change your sleep architecture, that said if you’re already a good sleeper, taking CBD during the day won’t negatively impact your internal schedule around sleep. Everyone is different, however, and CBD has a tendency to support the body’s overall balance according to need.
What is the Best CBD Oil for Sleep?
When it comes to selecting the best product for you, it helps to understand how each option was designed to fit into your routine.
CBD Oil for Sleep: As we mentioned, CBD oil is a great option and an easy add-in for bringing hemp extract into your daily routine. All of our oils contain CBD plus naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more in each serving, and can easily be mixed into your favorite food or drink.
What makes our sleep tincture different?
We add additional CBN to our sleep tincture while others add melatonin. Chemically similar to CBD, CBN has several of the same effects in the body, including relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep. The research on CBN is heating up and will continue as more and more people are benefiting from all the many properties in hemp. To learn more on CBN check out this article in Psychology Today.