Blog | April 26, 2022
We’ve all been there. A million things on your mind. Anxiety-ridden thoughts. Staring at the ceiling blankly. Sometimes, falling asleep is even harder than waking up to your early morning alarm.
But we all know one of the best ways to improve your overall health, longevity, and well-being is to improve your sleep. After all, getting proper rest can improve your immune system, prevent weight gain, improve your mood, and dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease all at once.
But it’s not uncommon for people to struggle with sleeping disorders such as insomnia, and it’s not uncommon for many of us to spend fat too long scrolling on social media and getting less sleep than our bodies need.
Luckily, CBD-based sleep aids show promising signs of easing insomnia symptoms and improving sleep quality.
What the research says about CBD and sleep
To understand whether CBD can improve sleep, we first have to understand what causes poor sleep.
Many things can cause you to sleep badly. According to the Mayo Clinic, insomnia can be caused by:
- mental health disorders, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression
- medication, which can disturb your sleep-wake cycle
- physical conditions, such as chronic pain and restless leg syndrome
- caffeine, especially when consumed late in the day
- environmental factors, such as loud noises or an uncomfortable bed
If your insomnia is caused by external factors or related conditions, CBD may help by treating the causes of sleeplessness. Anecdotally, patients also report falling asleep quicker, waking up fewer times at night, and feeling more rested after taking CBD. And, for those who cannot sleep due to pain, CBD can be twice as helpful by easing both their pain and promoting sleep.
CBD helps better sleep by relaxing muscles and decreasing anxiety. Two of the reasons many people find it hard to fall asleep in the first place. When your mind’s racing and your body is tense, the last thing you’ll be able to do is fall into a deep coma-like state.
Which CBD should you use for sleep?
With all this promising research on CBD and sleep, it can feel like a daunting task to find an effective CBD sleep aid that is both transparent in its labeling and high quality. Luckily, our Dream Sleep Aid is a safe CBD tincture tested for both potency and contaminants by an independent lab (the results of these tests are publicly available here).
Consider Care Divison your Sleep Dream Team. Our Dream Sleep Aid is a THC-free, third-party tested CBD formula chock-full of ingredients that create a more peaceful and relaxing night’s rest. This pure CBD isolate formula includes valerian root, GABA, passionflower extract, melatonin, and chamomile extract, each of which prepares the brain for high-quality sleep without creating the drowsy feeling most sleep aids are known for.
Suggested Use: Take 1-3 full droppers 30 minutes before bed as a sleep aid.
Leave the nights of tossing and turning in the past. Now, when you can’t seem to fall asleep, turn to your good friend CBD.