Over 50 million Americans struggle with falling and/or staying asleep at night. Unfortunately, many of those people who suffer from regular sleep deprivation turn to prescription sleep medications and risk the chance of negative side effects, all for the sake of a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an inherent component of a healthy mind and body, so we understand why so many are desperate to try anything, including prescription medications. But what if a prescription weren’t necessary? What if you could get a good night’s sleep by treating the cause of your poor sleep conditions rather than treating a symptom of an underlying issue?
Anxiety = Insomnia
Typically insomnia is brought on by anxiety and/or chronic pain. We’ve all had sleepless nights worrying about a big presentation the next morning, a fight we had with a loved one or worrying over a recent medical diagnosis. But some folks suffer from anxiety on a daily basis, finding worry and stress in everyday occurances. These concerns can mount up far beyond one sleepless night here and there. Eventually the sleep deprivation can cause serious impacts on one’s overall health.
This is where the mood regulation properties of CBD can step in, stimulating the production of hormones and neurotransmitters such as Seratonin, which helps qualm anxious thoughts and feelings. With long-term CBD use, you will find you are resting easier and falling asleep faster than ever before.
Chronic Pain = Sleep Disruption
If you’ve ever had a physical injury, you’ve no doubt had the excruciating experience of trying to roll over in the middle of the night. I’d like to say that experience is limited to certain types of injuries, but the truth is you may find it difficult to fall and stay asleep with so little as a broken toe or a pulled muscle. So let’s consider those who suffer with chronic back pain, knee pain, or arthritis. Those conditions and injuries do not resolve themselves overnight. No, rather the pain and difficulty of sleep can become a new normal for folks with chronic pain. But it doesn’t have to.
We are seeing more and more studies suggesting that CBD aids in reducing inflammation while supporting the body’s ability to deal with general aches and pains. CBD is all natural and non-habit forming, unlike the prescription pain and sleeping pills that so many Americans are relying on these days.
Sleep is such an essential part to our wellbeing and longevity – both mind and body. Do not take it for granted and do not believe that the only path to help is through prescription drugs. If you’ve tried everything else, you should try CBD.