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Will CBD help me sleep?

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Getting enough sleep is strongly linked to our quality of life. It contributes to memory formation, muscle repair, our immune system, and so much more.

Experts recommend seven to nine hours of sleep for adults. However, according to research approximately 35% of adults sleep less than the recommended minimum. The standard approach to relieving sleeping troubles is using sleeping medications, improving your sleep environment, and more recently, using natural sleeping aids such as CBD.

To best understand how you can improve your sleep, it’s important to identify what may be causing you to struggle and what can fix it. We look at why Naturecan CBD can help.

Reasons you might not be sleeping 

1) Stress 

Stress and sleep are very closely related. While stress can make it hard to sleep, a lack of sleep may also cause increased stress levels.

Living in an unhealthy way and having a poor work-life balance are often leading causes of stress, as the mind doesn’t have enough time to shut off and relax. Although stress can have a negative impact on our health we’ve evolved to feel stress to have the best chance at surviving dangerous situations.

Stress causes the autonomic nervous system to release high levels of adrenaline and cortisol, which raises our heart rate to circulate more blood throughout our body, keeping us alert and ready for action.  This is commonly known as our fight or flight response.

2) Caffeine consumption 

When we drink caffeinated drinks our blood contains the highest levels of caffeine one hour after consumption, and this drops to half after six to seven hours.

Depending on your height, weight, lifestyle and tolerance, caffeine tends to stay in our body for at least 10-12 hours!

3) Your routine 

Our lifestyle can be one of the most significant factors influencing how well we sleep at night. Too much of the wrong thing, whether it be alcohol, caffeine or tobacco can mess up your sleeping pattern. Researchers have also found that too much screen time delays our natural production and release of melatonin (the hormone naturally produced by the body to fall asleep) so it’s important to turn off your phone or electronic devices before thinking about going to sleep.

 

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How CBD may improve your sleep

CBD is a natural cannabinoid found in hemp. Unlike THC, which is the main intoxicating component of the cannabis plant, CBD will not make anyone using it ‘high’.

When consumed CBD influences the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – the network of receptors and transmitters throughout the body. The ECS is responsible for maintaining the balance between our cardiovascular, nervous, and immune system functions, and it regulates many of the our vital functions such as: sleep, pain, appetite and mood.

CBD interacts with this network of receptors by imitating the body’s own naturally-produced endocannabinoids (known as “endogenous cannabinoids” – that’s right your body actually makes its own cannabinoid molecules). In doing so, it supports the function of the ECS and helps the body to better adapt to changes in our environment.

 

What does the research say? –

Studies have found that CBD may regulate our sleep-wake cycle and therefore help us sleep more soundly. How does it do this? By directly influencing the amount of adenosine produced by the body!

Adenosine, for those not aware, is a compound that regulates feelings of tiredness: high adenosine levels make us feel tired, while low levels make us feel awake. CBD helps your body to regulate Adenosine, but it will not make more than the body naturally would. Because of this fact, CBD will not make you drowsy during the day because it supports the body’s natural rhythm.

 

Why Naturecan CBD?

Naturecan is a global, carbon neutral and sustainable CBD brand set up by the ex CEO of Myprotein, Andy Duckworth, that operates in over 40 countries worldwide. Naturecan offers CBD in various strengths, from low dosage products for beginners to some of the highest strength products on the market. From CBD Oil to CBD Gummies, their variety ensures there’s a CBD product for everyone, they even have a rapidly expanding CBD for Pets range!

Naturecan guarantees the purity of CBD products based on extensive 3rd party testing. All products go through a six stage testing process to ensure their quality and safety. After which, all products are tested again by independent laboratories such as Labdoor and Leafreport.

Naturecan is ranked A+ on Labdoor for both quality and value for money, making it one of the few ever CBD brands on the market to achieve best in class rating for both. Check out Naturecan CBD now and use code: TOLAL15 for 15% off your first purchase.

 

 

 

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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