Can CBD Oil Help You Sleep? Everything You Need to Know
If you’ve been thinking about trying something new to help you get a better night's sleep, there’s a good chance someone may have already recommended CBD.
But hold on -- this is not an article recommending that you smoke weed every night to sleep soundly. CBD may be from the same cannabis plant as marijuana, but it's a completely different compound altogether. Marijuana contains THC, the naturally occurring compound that gives you a high. On the other hand, CBD is an entirely different compound—and this one promotes relaxation, aids in tension relief, and more.
Whether you’re an athlete worried about muscle recovery or someone who just wants to be able to get through the day without yawning and needing two cups of coffee to get yourself going, aiming for healthier sleep is the perfect way to take on the world.
So, together,discover how CBD can help naturally promote healthier sleep, and explore the other natural ingredients that, when combined with CBD, can enhance its sleep-boosting effects.
How CBD Can Help You Catch Some ZZZ's
Sleeping is fundamental to your health and built into your DNA, but many people still struggle with getting to sleep.
There are three important parts of sleep. CBD oil helps with all three separate aspects of sleep:
- Falling asleep
- Staying asleep
- Waking up feeling refreshed.
Some people have trouble with one, others struggle with all three. Luckily, CBD oil is known to help, no matter what sleep concern you have.
If you’ve been looking for a way to fall asleep and stay asleep, our Sleep Drops might be the best thing since you discovered the cool side of the pillow.
Our Sleep Drops are a fast-acting, sleep-inducing blend of the highest-quality U.S. organically farmed CBD, with active levels of botanical essential oils and a custom sleep terpene blend to support your body in getting the healthy sleep cycle you need with no next-day grogginess*.
Organically grown hemp optimized for high levels of CBD, other minor cannabinoids like CBDA, CBG, CBN, CBC, and other therapeutic compounds like terpenes, amino acids, and other vitamins and minerals are known to work in synergy with each other to power your body through the day and then help relax you when you lay down at night.
So, how can all the other ingredients in a blend help you in your personal fight for wellness, starting with sleep? The botanical essential oils include:
- L-Theanine - L-Theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in tea leaves, and is known to promote relaxation and facilitate sleep by boosting levels of GABA, serotonin, and dopamine.
- Chamomile - Chamomile contains an antioxidant called apigenin believed to support relaxation and initiate sleep by binding to receptors in your brain.
- Valerian root extract - Our organic valerian root extract contains active compounds such as valerenic acid that are known to work by promoting GABA levels in the brain, helping to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and improving overall sleep quality.
All of those are known to work with your body to promote restful sleep.
As you know, a big part of falling asleep has to do with turning your brain off at night and relaxing into those soft sheets and warm blankets.
Our Calm Chews help you find that inner Zen and quiet your mind when you want to fall asleep at night. Even better, they are great-tasting vegan gummies containing CBD blended with ashwagandha, L-Theanine, and our calming terpene blend to support your body's ability to cope with the stressors of daily life.
Trust us, we understand stressing about stress.
The orange essential oil blended into our Calming CBD Drops can help your body release less salivary cortisol, which may help you find the sweet slumber of a better night’s sleep.* This can help you stay calm when you are trying to fall asleep at night,
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that is known to help your body’s natural methods of managing stress and staying energized, so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to get down to business by the morning.
Why Is It So Hard To Sleep?
Some people have trouble sleeping because of discomfort or feelings of stress that keep them awake. Good news -- natural blends with CBD oil are an alternative solution to help soothe your mind and your body, which can be a major bonus when it comes to drifting off to the wonderful world of LaLa Land.
If you have trouble sleeping regularly and it’s not because of your noisy upstairs neighbor or your own paranoia of what exactly that text really meant, it may be because your body produces high levels of cortisol during the night.
Usually, people only have high cortisol levels in the morning when their body is waking up and preparing to take on the world. So, having high cortisol levels at night can make it harder to fall asleep initially and can wake you up throughout the night, which let’s face it, nobody wants.
What Can You Do?
Another thing to remember is that part of what makes CBD oil so good at calming you down, even after a stressful day, is that it has a cumulative effect.
CBD builds up in the body over time, so consistently taking a daily dose keeps a sustained level actively in your system. Over time, you may find that you can begin reducing how much you take while still maintaining those soft sleepy vibes throughout the night.
Other Strategies for Sleep
But of course, there’s more. When you’re fighting for your wellness, you have to create a holistic wellness routine that’s going to help you in all aspects of your life.
In addition to taking CBD oil, you should also try to maintain a schedule with some regularity. We’re not saying that you can't have a fun night out every so often with your friends or pull the occasional all-nighter to finish an important project for work. We get it – it happens.
Still, if you try to go to bed around the same time every night, your body will have an easier time recognizing when you should be asleep and when you should wake up.
Plus, if you have a normal bedtime, you can take the CBD oil at the same time every night, too. We recommend keeping a journal to keep track of dose, time, and day, as well as how it made you feel in order to work out the right routine for your unique bodily chemistry.
Turn Out The Lights
When you formulate your nighttime routine, you should be sure to give your body some time to wind down and relax on its own. CBD oil is not something that you can expect to take right before you climb in bed to knock you out.
Most people can't just lie down and immediately start snoring either.
We recommend taking CBD at least half an hour before lying down, and then using that time to either shut off bright screens and read in bed, or do any other calming activity that helps you wind down. If you really need that screen on, use a brightness or Night Mode filter to stop all the blue light from tricking your brain into staying awake.
Even if your body is ready to settle in for a long winter's nap, your brain might need a little bit more coaxing, especially if you have been stressed out about something (or one hundred somethings).
Sometimes, sleep is truly an elusive little creature. So, if you’re having serious issues with sleeping you can’t seem to shake, you should talk to your doctor. You may be dealing with a sleep disorder or other medical issues that should be addressed by a physician.
Additionally, if you already take an over-the-counter or prescription medication that relaxes your body or helps promote sleep, you should consult with your doctor before adding CBD products to your regimen.
Sleep is a wonderful thing. We will help you defend it.
If lack of sleep has got you in a hazy funk or brain fog, try using our CBD Sleep Drops to get a better night's rest. It’s an all-natural product that helps promote healthier sleep cycles by relaxing and calming your mind and body when you snuggle up in bed.
CBD oil formulated for sleep can help you fall asleep easier, stay asleep, and wake up the next morning feeling rested and refreshed, so you’re ready to start the day with your fighting spirit.