If you are one of the 50 to 70 million Americans struggling with sleep, you are not alone, and CBD can help.
It is no longer cool to say “you can sleep when you’re dead”. Poor sleep has not only been linked to a slew of physical and mental ailments, but we are now learning about the importance of getting restorative sleep to live a more satisfying life, a life where we are fully present. Balance – or homeostasis – is the end goal for all things wellness and when imbalance is present in one area of our lives, it can easily interfere with others.
Cannabinoids, the Endocannabinoid System & Sleep
Researchers have discovered that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in maintaining certain body functions, such as mood, appetite, sleep, and regulating circadian rhythms. Within the endocannabinoid system, is a network of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and central nervous system.
CBD works with the vast network of receptors in our body and supports many of the body’s physical processes. CBD enables homeostasis (balance) of the body, and when it binds to the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it can stimulate all kinds of therapeutic changes. As far as how they may affect sleep, some research indicates that the cannabinoid CBD may interact with specific receptors, affecting the sleep/wake cycle.
There are many varying factors that affect our sleep quality and quantity including (but not limited to); stress levels and bodily tension. A beautiful aspect of CBD (and the cannabis plant) is that it has been shown to have positive effects on the discomfort of these conditions that people experience every day. CBD is a more natural alternative when compared to over the counter and prescription medications. People throughout the world have found relief with CBD for varying issues.
It’s also important to take into account that results are cumulative. Just as we work to have a healthy meal daily or have movement as part of our daily life, working with CBD Oil follows this rule of health the same way – especially for assistance with sleep. The more frequent a good night’s rest is part of your life experience, the better you will feel throughout the day and so on.
A consistent routine and inspired rituals are essential to keeping us on track. It’s easier to feel supported when we can have tools we trust created with intention and care.
Sleep & Healing: Results are Cumulative
It’s been quite an interesting couple of years, many people are experiencing sleep issues like never before for all of the above reasons. And as results are cumulative, when we have trouble sleeping, our bodies begin to get used to that as part of our own bio-individual rhythm. This can result in insomnia which can also result in other health issues like inflammation, foggy brain function and potential weight management issues to name a few.
CBD is an ideal plant to consume for long lasting relief and support. Since results are cumulative, especially with ingestible CBD Oils, we suggest a two-week period of consistent usage to check in with results and adjust dosage or even the type of CBD Oil as needed. According to Harvard Medical School, if combining with other over the counter and prescription medications, it is always wise to check with your doctor if you are unsure. Although considered extremely safe and legal in all 50 states, CBD can affect every individual differently. And of course, never stop prescription medicines without the supervision of a medical provider.
CBD Bringing the Happier & Healthier Life
We are at a health and wellness turning point for truly being able to experience life in a full way. That process begins with restoration and sleep. CBD is here to stay and guide us on the journey to better health. There are a myriad of health benefits that we will continue to hear more in terms of research, as well as, application to knowledge of health and wellbeing that we already have readily available to us. We know that inflammation causes health conditions in the mind and body and is related to discomfort and if inflammation is elevated for too long of a time period can lower immunity. Sleep naturally lowers inflammation and by way of that creates a healthier life that can bring in balance.
Depending on the formula of the cannabis composition in terms of concentration and terpenes – the essential oils of the hemp plant – that are included, different dosages may be needed. However, the CBD oil we create at BLNCD Naturals arrives to you with a graduated dropper to assist in easy dosage guidance. As well, we keep instructions on each bottle.
Historically, we would have recommended incorporating BLNCD Chill into your evening routine for relaxation and winding down. However, our SLEEP CBD Oil picks up where Chill left off, and SLEEP is specifically formulated for falling asleep and also for improving the quality of sleep.
Nature is here to support us. At BLNCD, we know this to be true from the inside out and the outside in. As our community, we’re here to support you too. If you have any questions, curiosities or recommendation requests, our team is here to guide you. Reach out to us at [email protected] or visit us at BLNCDNaturals.com
Harvard Medical School
American Sleep Association