We’ve all heard by now the havoc sleep deprivation can wreak on our health. Not only does it affect our current functioning levels, it can lead to depression, weight gain, decreased sex drive, and disease. But it’s not always as simple as getting more sleep. In fact, getting better sleep might be even more important than the amount. While not a “cure” for insomnia, evidence is mounting in favor of CBD as a sleep aid. Its relaxing and anti-anxiety properties make it a safe and natural alternative to other options. Improving your sleep quality will dramatically improve the quality of your health and overall wellbeing.
CBD for Improved Sleep
While there are many options out there that claim to help with insomnia, most aren’t a perfect solution. But unlike traditional sleeping pills, CBD poses no risk of addiction. You also won’t wake up groggy the next morning and it’s all natural. These reasons alone make CBD a better option for long-term use for sleep.
The body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is comprised of receptors. It plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis within the body and in supporting various vital biological tasks, including sleep patterns. Cannabinoids, like CBD, are the key to unlocking these receptors. At least one of these receptors is believed to moderate the body’s sleep cycle which explains why CBD can positively influence sleep.
A common misconception, though, is that CBD is a sedative. (It’s not. However, THC is.) In fact, one 2014 study showed that smaller doses (>15mg) of CBD can actually increase alertness and wakefulness. But in larger doses, CBD has powerful relaxing properties. It is often referenced for its ability to ease anxiety and relax the body and mind, making it then more efficient for improving sleep quality.
Proper’s CBD + Melatonin blended Products can create a synergistic effect to improve sleep. CBD is great for general relaxation and the melatonin helps one drift into REM sleep better. We recommend taking the softgels 30 minutes before bed to relax, reduce stress, and prepare the body and mind for sleep. Then you’ll be ready for a solid night’s rest and wake in the morning ready to tackle the day.