Many of us have trouble sleeping occasionally, but what do you do when the tossing and turning won’t stop? Sleep aids are among the top-selling supplements in the world, but many of them leave you groggy and cranky when you wake up. CBD sleep products are an excellent alternative.
A healthy sleep routine is more important than most people realise, especially when you think about how irritable we become when we have to drag ourselves through the day with no sleep.
With all of this in mind, let’s talk more about sleep — why you need it, what happens when you don't get enough, and things that hinder quality sleep. Then we’ll dive into the best CBD products for sleep.
What Happens When You Sleep
When you go to sleep, most people assume the entire body is idle, which it is to a certain extent. However, internally, your body goes into overtime, working hard to recharge, repair, and detox internal organs and vital systems and processes. How does this happen? Your body releases a flurry of hormones to stimulate tissue repair, as well as blood vessel and immunity strengthening.
The immune system gets a helpful boost at night that improves T cells, which fight against intracellular pathogens linked to illnesses and diseases, like HIV, herpes, and cancer.
Have you ever felt rather sickly at the end of the day? Maybe your throat was sore, and you had a headache, so you decided to close your eyes and get some sleep, but when you woke up the following day, you felt normal. This, my friend, is your body working hard to repair and recharge your systems while you get some shut-eye.
On the other hand, when you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be in a bad mood, have problems concentrating, and feel drained on top of it all. Sometimes, you know why you feel this way, but other times, you may have no idea where the disconnect is.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons people lose sleep.
A Few Reasons You’re Not Sleeping
If you’re not getting the right kind of sleep every night, it’s time to reevaluate your bedtime routine. This is when most people realise part of their routine is directly related to sleep loss and poor sleep quality.
This may not come as a huge surprise to some people, but stress is one of the biggest reasons people don’t get enough sleep at night. When you’re stressed out, your cortisol levels increase, activating your “fight or flight” response. It’s nearly impossible to get sleep in this state because your body is “on guard.”
Sleep interruptions caused by “fight or flight” are common with anxiety, as well. If you’re familiar with anxiety, you understand how anxiety symptoms, like chest tightness and an overactive mind, can keep you up at night — with no end in sight.
Another common issue comes from electronics, especially when you lie in bed scrolling through your phone for a few minutes (or a few hours, but who’s counting, right?). Phones, laptops, and TVs are all devices that emit blue light, disrupting your melatonin production, keeping you up.
The light produced from these devices interferes with melatonin production, which is supposed to increase, making you sleepy in the evening. Also, it doesn’t help that blue light rays are much more intense than the kitchen light peeking through your bedroom door.
If you’re trying to lose your quarantine 15 like the rest of us, you may not want to work out close to bedtime — this can hinder sleep quality, too. You may think a good workout would tire you out, allowing you to sleep peacefully, but sometimes, this isn’t the case.
This goes back to our individuality, with some substances and activities affecting us all in a range of different ways. Some advise against intense exercise before bed, stating that it raises your heartbeat and stimulates your nervous system too much. If you choose to work out late at night, you can always opt for low-intensity exercises like yoga, walking, or leisurely biking.
If you struggle with any of the above issues, we’ve got you covered with some of the best CBD products on the market for sleep. Here are a few crowd favorites to hit the sheets with.
CBD Gummies for Sleep
Our CBD Gummies with Passion Flower and Chamomile contain 50mg of broad spectrum CBD per serving. The combination of passion flower and chamomile enhance the effectiveness of these tasty bites.
Furthermore, CBD Gummies are often the top choice for those looking to jump-start their CBD journey. These gummies are the perfect bedtime snack that preps the mind and body for the right kind of sleep — with little to no effort on your part!
CBD Soft Gel Capsules
Our CBD Soft Gel Capsules contain high-quality cannabinoids, formulated with MCT oil for enhanced absorption. Capsules are best-suited for those who have a little experience with CBD or those who prefer long-lasting effects.
Adding Soft Gel Capsules to your bedtime routine is a great first step in creating a bedtime routine that works for you. Besides, when you have a product like this on your nightstand, likely, you’ll never have to worry about counting those pesky sheep again!
CBD Tincture Oil
All of our products contain market-leading quality hemp that undergoes the supercritical CO2 extraction process. This tincture also contains MCT oil for enhanced absorption, ensuring your body soaks up all those beneficial cannabinoids.
CBD Tincture Oils are one of the longest-standing products in the CBD industry, because they are easy to take and they provide versatility when it comes to your serving method. We have a wide range of concentrations available for people at different points in their CBD journey.
Everyone appreciates a good night’s rest, but we seem to appreciate it more when it stops coming to us naturally. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night and unable to sleep, make sure you’re not sabotaging yourself with some of the most common insomnia culprits.
Even without sleep issues, adding one of our CBD products to your routine will reveal a brand new outlook on rest and recovery.
Who’s ready for a good snooze?
Grab a bottle of our CBD Gummies for Sleep!