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5 Ways to Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Posted by Jessica Smith on Jul 11, 2021 1:54:00 AM

Sleep patterns have changed drastically over the last century. According to a study, back in 1910, the average person slept for approximately nine hours every night, whereas now, the average person sleeps for a mere six hours. 

This level of chronic sleep deprivation doesn't only leave you feeling grumpy in the morning; It also does significant damage to both your body and mind.

Woman having a rough time getting sleep

 

According to the American Psychological Association, adults who get less than eight hours of sleep every night are more likely to get stress symptoms like anger, irritability, and fatigue.

Additionally, various studies have also indicated that lack of enough sleep will increase depression, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even death. Insufficient sleep in teens and children can cause behavioral and attention problems. But there's a natural remedy for insomnia and any sleep-related problems you have, instead of over-the-counter medication that presents another challenge — side effects. CBD or cannabidiol has various benefits, and among them is sleep induction.

CBD is also pretty much available in most states, and you can buy it, among other vendors, to sell it to you.

 

Does CBD Promote Positive Sleep Habits

Throughout time, CBD has been used as a sleep aid by numerous civilizations in the form of Cannabis. Still, it’s only recently that this miracle compound has scientifically been proven to bring some quality shut-eye when you need it most. CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies to return it to a state of homeostasis.

For instance, if your cortisol levels are through the roof, it can lead to stress, but taking CBD will allow the release of endocannabinoids within the body to regulate it, and this is also the case with sleep.

A study done in 2019 observed if CBD could improve the quality of sleep and reduce anxiety in people who could fall asleep.

The subjects each received 25 milligrams of CBD in capsule form every day, and in the first month, almost 80% of them reported reduced levels of anxiety and better sleep. So if you're looking to counter your sleep problems with CBD, here are five ways it will help you.

1.   Use CBD Oil Immediately After Eating Foods with High Fat

A fair amount of CBD oil potency is lost during absorption, especially if you place a couple of oil drops under your tongue. In addition, CBD bioavailability reduces once it's in your body, compared to what is in the bottle, so an effective delivery strategy is essential.

CBD being fat-soluble means that if you eat something with a high-fat content right before taking it can somehow help in its full absorption. You could also try chewing action because it increases the blood flow in your sublingual gland, allowing CBD to be absorbed in its full potency once it's under your tongue and you fall asleep much faster.

2.   Keep An Eye on Your Terpenes

CBD is amongst many cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant, but terpenes matter too. They play a massive role in how your body reacts to taking CBD. There are some terpenes and delta 8 edibles responsible for pain relief, while others are energy boosters. Several terpenes also help with promoting quality sleep.

According to research, some terpenes have sedative properties. Still, each one has a unique chemical structure, and to get the best out of terpenes, try combining multiple which are known to have sedating properties.

3.   Try And Micro-Dose Throughout the Day 

Micro-dosing allows your body to accumulate CBD throughout the day, and this can result in a greater sleep quality each night. In addition, these sporadic doses of CBD will help restore your wellness in case of stress, and the more consistent you are in taking it, the better the final results.

Additionally, CBD also activates your serotonin receptors, and the process helps rebalance this neurotransmitter within your body. An imbalance in your serotonin levels is linked to sleep disorders, and this regulation can be beneficial to you. Taking a couple of drops three to four times daily, then slowly building it up to an amount that suits you, is the best route with micro-dosing.

4.   Take Your Final Dose of CBD an Hour Before Going to Bed

Research shows that using CBD is a great way to get decent sleep, but one study also explains that it can be a "wake-promoting factor." The research showed that the subjects had high levels of wakefulness an hour after getting dosing on CBD but then got a longer and much better-quality sleep throughout the night.

You should also cut off-screen time when you take CBD and relax by reading a book under soft lighting to enhance the effects.

5.   Ensure Your Final Dose Is High

Several studies state that cannabis can have a potent hypnotic effect, and this is also the case with CBD, which is also present in the plant. Taking high doses of CBD, according to research, can regulate the sleep-wake cycle, relax any tense muscles, and modulate cortisol action, all of which are a recipe for a good night's sleep.

Conclusion

If you have insomnia or have trouble falling asleep, it may be time to consider this natural alternative. CBD is available in several forms, and you can easily find one that suits you be it tinctures, capsules, or oils.

Call Alaska Sleep Clinic today to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder.

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