After a long and exhausting day of work, chores, and living the adult life, you head off to bed hoping to catch a good night’s sleep. As the minutes pass by, you’re tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep. Like 50-70 other million Americans, you’re dealing with sleep issues.
You’re definitely not alone.
In the USA, 30% of adults are dealing with insomnia. 10% of adults have chronic insomnia, preventing them from getting rest.
Then you have 37% of adults nodding off throughout the day and 25 million people dealing with obstructive sleep apnea.
Reasons you’re having a hard time falling asleep
Before turning to CBD to help with your sleeping patterns, talk to your doctor to see if there are underlying medical reasons that are preventing you from getting rest.
Your lifestyle should also support a healthy sleep routine. If you’re downing a can of caffeine a few hours before bed, that can definitely contribute to your lack of sleep. As tempting as it is to watch Netflix or scroll through Reddit on your phone while heading to bed, stimulating your eyes and brain isn’t the best way to fall asleep.
If you experience aches, pains, and restlessness, it can definitely contribute to an inability to sleep.
Can CBD help you get a better night’s sleep?
Simple answer? There are CBD products designed to help you get a better night’s sleep but it depends on the product you’re using and why you’re using it.
CBD alone is not a sedative. Some people will report that CBD makes them tired or calmer but that is because of the presence of a terpene called myrcene. Not all CBD strains contain myrcene.
You might feel tired if you consume CBD in high doses. This is because of something called the “biphasic effect.”
Hearing about alcohol is probably an easier way to understand the biphasic effect. When you’re drinking, you might start off feeling buzzed and mellow. Then you down a couple of more drinks and your blood alcohol reaches a level where you begin to feel sedated, depressed, and tired.
CBD works the same way. If you consume too much, you might start to feel sleepy, but that’s because you’re experiencing the biphasic effect.
But that doesn’t mean that CBD can’t help you get a good night’s sleep.
If your sleeping issues are due to pain or aches, taking a dose of CBD can help relieve the pain so you can get a better night’s sleep.
Restlessness, anxiety, and racing thoughts can also be soothed by taking CBD.
We also carry a product called Sleepy Z’s. Sleepy Z’s works because it’s a CBD product that’s infused with melatonin.
You might know melatonin as a popular supplement that you can buy at your local grocery store. Melatonin is naturally produced in your brain to let you know when it’s time to get some shut eye.
So if you need a little extra melatonin to help fall asleep give Sleepy Z’s a try.
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