CBD has attracted a surplus of chatter as being an overall “wonder” substance. This is for a good reason! It’s natural, organic, and backed by an impressive array of benefits. First, you may have heard about CBD as being helpful for pain and inflammation. This is thanks to CBD’s anti-inflammatory tendencies. However, CBD boasts many other various benefits. Now, CBD is quickly becoming a staple for many in helping to improve their sleep quality.
Sleep has been a baffling mystery to doctors and humans for thousands of years. It truly is a bizarre phenomenon. For example, we have no idea why we dream. Even stranger, we are still unsure as to why our bodies and brains need to shut down to recharge every night. However, one thing that we do know is that an overwhelming amount of Americans suffer from sleep problems, like insomnia. Just how many, exactly? It’s estimated that 50-70 million Americans have chronic difficulty falling or staying asleep. At one point or another, we all experience restless nights where we just can’t seem to catch proper “ZZZ’s.”
So, what about sleeping pills?
Sleeping pills and other standard treatments for sleep problems come with dangerous risks, as well as unpleasant side effects. Additionally, they can even lose effectiveness over time. As an alternative to medication, the cannabinoid “THC” from the cannabis plant has been sensationalized as being an effective sleep aid. However, not everyone wants to experience the mind-altering psychoactive effects of “getting high” that comes with THC.
As you might have observed, CBD has been proudly making its place into the sleep aid world. Most importantly, CBD has zero psychoactive effects or feelings of a “high.” For this reason, it’s becoming a preferred alternative over powerful medications or consuming marijuana (THC). Studies that date as far back as 1972 have demonstrated the positive results of using cannabis for improving sleep. Now, new studies that focus heavily on CBD have been demonstrating the same positive results. More specifically, CBD has been shown to have little potential for long-term side effects or risks.
The Science Behind Sleep
For a quick de-briefing on the science of sleep, let’s begin with humans’ “circadian rhythm.” Firstly, the circadian rhythm is what directs our 24-hour natural sleeping schedule. These sleep schedules are regulated by the hormone “melatonin.” Melatonin is naturally released by the body at night. Essentially, when melatonin is released, it signals to the brain that it is time to sleep. Sweet dreams!
So, can CBD help with getting better sleep?
The answer is yes! CBD can help stimulate and increase the natural production of melatonin in the body. This occurs as a result of “tryptophan” in the bloodstream. When tryptophan is more readily available in the blood, your body’s “pineal gland” can produce melatonin more efficiently. As a result, this leads to a better sleep.
LIIV Organics carries plenty of relaxing CBD products to help you improve your sleep and aide with sleep issues. Fun fact: The fastest-acting method of absorption of CBD besides smoking is sub-lingual, or under the tongue.
LIIV Wellness Galaxy Night Sleep Drops
The LIIV Wellness Galaxy Night Sleep Drops is our top seller for sleep aid. The drops are crafted with vegan and organic broad-spectrum hemp oil and terpenes. The Galaxy Night Sleep Drops are flavorfully-kissed with organic tart cherry. CBD potency levels for the Galaxy Night Sleep Drops come in 300mg, 600mg, and 1200mg. This high-quality tincture is meant to be dropped under the tongue, or in food or water. Try it before bed and feel your body get a good nights rest.
Brothers Apothecary CBD Sleep Aid Capsules (Valerian + Chamomile)
For an herbal remedy to improve sleep, try the Sleep Aid Capsules by Brothers Apothecary. These vegetarian capsules are a naturally relaxing blend of the powerful herbal ingredients Valerian, Chamomile, and Skull Cap. This trio can help reduce anxiety, insomnia, tension and pains that might keep you up at night. To polish off the perfect blend of relaxing ingredients, Melatonin is added to promote restfulness. The final touch lies in the CBD, which helps to calm the mind and body.
Sacred Biology Lavender CBD Lotion (200mg CBD)
For the perfect addition to your nighttime bath and body routine, slip into a state of sleepiness before bed with the Sacred Biology Lavender CBD Lotion (200mg). The Lavender Lotion combines lavender and rosemary essential oils to reduce tension, ease anxiety, and soothe you into a peaceful night sleep. The formula is beautiful and pure, whipped up with organic hemp seed oil and CBD to help replenish and rejuvenate.