There are a myriad of reasons why people may struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Some people may find it relatively easy to fall asleep, but then have difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early. Others may spend nights tossing and turning due to stiffness, discomfort or an inability to shake off stress. Unfortunately, this can cause a vicious cycle in that feelings of tension and anxiety are often exacerbated by lack of sleep.
Having a regular and restorative sleep cycle is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. Many people look to establish bedtime rituals, so they can finish their day feeling relaxed and lull themselves into a peaceful, restorative sleep. People may also turn to CBD to help ease their mind and body, particularly when they are struggling to sleep and stay asleep.
In this article, we will delve into ways in which CBD can help prepare the mind and body for a good night’s sleep.
Is CBD good for sleep?
Whether CBD can help you sleep may depend on why you are unable to sleep in the first place. For instance, you may be experiencing feelings of pain or discomfort, be it from working at a desk all day, or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Alternatively, if you are feeling stressed or anxious your body will often remain in a state of ‘high alert’, leaving you feeling unable to wind down for the evening.
If your sleep is being disrupted by stiff joints or tense muscles, try massaging CBD Balms and Body Oil into the affected area. Dedicating time to a pre-bedtime CBD massage can also give your body time to unwind before sleep. Alternatively, to help calm the mind after a strenuous day, consider rubbing CALM 300mg CBD Balm into pulse points, and allow that tension to gently dissipate with a comforting blend of premium CBD, Evening Primrose, Rosemary, and Basil.
While not enough research has been completed to make CBD a recognised treatment for sleep problems, scientific studies have produced promising results. One study found that a CBD dosage of approximately 160mg improved short-term sleep duration. It’s worth pointing out that this study was conducted in Canada. In the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advise that healthy adults do not exceed a daily dosage of 70mg of CBD. While this is by no means conclusive, the future of research into the calming properties of CBD appears positive.
How and when to take CBD for sleep
CBD is best taken as part of daily rituals, and bedtime routines are no exception. Not only can dedicating regular time to self-care be highly beneficial, but a sense of regularity can work wonders for your sleep cycle. Various routines that can prepare your mind and body for sleep, from meditation and light exercise to a soothing evening bath. Try accompanying these routines with CBD Oil to enhance the feelings of relaxation.
The Grass & Co. REST range can help people get a good night’s sleep. For instance, our delicious REST 500mg CBD Hemp Oil is enriched with Valerian, Lavender and Bergamot. The calming properties of these natural ingredients are enhanced when combined with quality CBD. Vitamin B5 is also added as a final flourish which can help to reduce tiredness and fatigue*.
Finally, when you start to use CBD for sleep, we recommend you start slowly with a low dosage. You can then see how your body responds over time, making adjustments until you find a dosage that works for you.
*Contains Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
At Grass & Co., we offer a range of ethically sourced, luxury CBD products to help ease the mind and body. Invest in your wellbeing with a combination of the finest quality CBD and complementary botanicals, known for their calming properties and delicious flavours. Browse our range of CBD Oils, CBD Balms and Body Oils, as well as our supplementary Aromatherapy Candles, Bath Salts and Pillow Sprays (note: these do not contain CBD).
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