CBD for Sleep and Quality of Life
Posted on October 27th, 2021 to CBD Oil
IS LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?
Are you part of the 37% of Americans who sleep less than 7 hours a night? How about the 20% who sleep 6 hours or less? If so this lack of rest may be putting you at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity and cause an increase in inflammatory cytokines. These are your body’s natural signaling response when you become injured or start to battle an infection. Sleep deprivation makes your body think you’re sick!
WHAT IS REM SLEEP?
In order to evade these health risks, one must not only sleep longer, but also achieve a deeper state of sleep known as REM (rapid eye movement). This occurs several times throughout our sleep cycles. REM is the “restorative sleep” that allows you to feel well rested. Studies have shown that lack of REM Sleep specifically is linked to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
WHAT CAUSES POOR REM SLEEP?
Some medications can interfere with REM sleep such as tricyclic antidepressants, as well as benzodiazepines such as Xanax. Alcohol consumption can inhibit REM sleep at the beginning of the sleep cycle, but then induces REM later in the sleep cycle.
WHAT CAN I DO TO GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP?
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website recommends regular exercise and setting up a relaxing routine to help get a good night’s rest. By choosing the lavender and cedarwood fragrances in our Custom CBD Kit, you can enjoy a relaxing massage with the roll on applicator as part of your relaxing bed time routine. Our Rest Tincture combines CBD and cannabinol (CBN) to help promote a restful sleep.
IS YOUR PET HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING?
Our Pet Calm tincture can help give your pet some well deserved rest. This formula also helps to ease overall pet anxiety before a trip to the vet or fireworks display.