CBD for Sleep:
Try These 4 CBD-Infused Drinks For a Guaranteed Good Night’s Sleep
CBD FOR SLEEP
Sleep Aid ProductsTrouble sleeping? If the answer is yes then you most certainly aren’t alone. According to Aviva’s Wellbeing Report, 16 million adults in the UK are currently suffering from sleepless nights, with around two thirds of the people polled saying their sleep is regularly disrupted.
The report was commissioned by the insurance & investment behemoth to assess the current state of the British public’s health & wellbeing, and the results are worrying to say the least. As well as issues with obesity, stress and self-confidence, one of the major causes for concern highlighted by the report was the alarmingly small number of people in the UK who are regularly getting a good night’s sleep.
After being quizzed about their sleep cycles, around a third of those asked claimed they suffer from insomnia, while almost half admitted they don’t get as much sleep as they should. With sufficient, good-quality sleep essential for both our mental & physical wellbeing, it’s clear we’re facing a potential health crisis unless we start to improve our sleeping habits pronto!
With the amount of people experiencing difficulty sleeping climbing year on year, it’s unsurprising that business is booming for the sleep aid market. Everyday, desperate people, groggy and puffy-eyed, hand over their hard-earned cash in return for products which promise to drastically improve their slumber. These include over-the-counter pills, pillow sprays and all sorts of weird and wacky devices that each promise to promote better-quality sleep. Sadly, though, the results with many of these quick-fixes can be disappointing, and despite promising to offer an “effective” solution to your troubles, often the only thing these products have an effect on is your bank balance!
Some medications are undoubtedly effective in offering a short-term fix for sleep deprivation, but they can also come with a variety of undesirable side effects. These can range from the minor (dizziness, loss of appetite, blurred vision) to the more severe (allergic reactions, nausea, fast heartbeat). Moreover, when people start to rely on sleep medication to doze off, a dependance can quickly develop and before long many are completely unable to sleep without the medication, which can eventually lead to addiction.
CBD & its Sleep BenefitsIf the idea of wasting your money on fad products or becoming reliant on sleep aid tablets doesn’t sound so appealing, you’ll be glad to know all’s not lost. As is usually the case with many of the issues we fragile humans face, nature can provide the much-needed leg-up we require.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from the cannabis sativa plant and promising early research into this all-natural, antioxidant-rich product has shown that it can help users with improved sleep. A study undertaken by the University of Colorado found that 66.7% of patients who were administered a 25mg dose of CBD every day reported sleeping better after taking the product. Further studies, as well as a raft of anecdotal evidence, have strengthened the argument that this relatively new product is one of the most promising options out there for the sleep-deprived, and we recommend taking a few drops of CBD around an hour before bedtime.
If you’re on the lookout for a CBD product with the specific aim of getting better sleep, try our CBD + Sleep Well oil. In addition to the 5% CBD oil, this product also contains 10% gamma amino-butyric acid, which is proven to promote healthy sleep patterns and reduce levels of stress.
Combine your CBD With These Sleep-Inducing drinks for Some Guaranteed Shut-Eye
As well as CBD, there are a plethora of other natural products out there that you can use to help you nod off, and mixing some of these with your CBD + Sleep Well Oil to create a snooze-inducing bed-time beverage will have you knocking out the Zs in no time! Here are our top 4 drinks that should help improve your quality of sleep:
Chamomile TeaOkay, so this one isn’t exactly front page news. To say the benefits of chamomile have been known for quite some time would be one hell of an understatement; this daisy-like flower has been used in teas and skin-care products for millenia, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who utilised the plant for its anti-inflammatory and sleep-inducing properties.
Despite being around for next to forever, to this day chamomile is still one of the most effective natural remedies for sleep-inefficiency and as there are no negative side-effects linked to ingesting the plant, you’re fine to drink this health-boosting tea on a daily basis.
Cherry JuiceMore commonly found in the centre of those delicious pies, cherries are also used to make juice, which is a surprisingly heavy hitter if you’re in search of a drink to knock you out. Cherries are great for helping you sleep as they’re packed full of tryptophan, an amino acid which is a precursor to melatonin, the chemical in your brain that helps to regulate when you feel tired and wake up.
It’s worth noting that there are different types of cherries which contain varying levels of tryptophan. Although they might not make the tastiest juice, sour cherries pack the hardest punch with up to 6 times more of the compound found in the eye-watering varieties.
Peppermint TeaAnother beverage that's been enjoyed for centuries is peppermint tea, and yep, you’ve guessed it, it’s also great for getting a good night’s rest. The menthol component in the peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant, which helps to relieve stress and anxiety allowing for a more comfortable sleep. Additionally, peppermint has also been proven to aid in digestive complaints such as bloatedness and other stomach ailments which can prevent you from switching off, so this minty elixir’s got a lot going for it!
Golden MilkWhile studies have shown that warm milk alone can help us sleep, why not conjure up a double-pronged attack and add some turmeric, another natural ingredient that’s renowned for its ability to help us enjoy better rest. Dairy milk is another product that contains tryptophan, and initial studies into the benefits of turmeric have shown that the spice can help those suffering from sleep deprivation, as well as protecting against oxidative damage.
Try mixing your milk of choice (whole, almond, soya, coconut) with 1/12 teaspoons of ground tumeric, topped off with a hint of cinnamon and a dash of honey to disguise the root spice’s earthy taste.
Many of us experience difficulty dozing off from time to time, but if your sleeping pattern is becoming an issue then try one of our recommended drinks mixed with a few drops of our UNLIKE CBD and you should start to see the benefits of these all-natural ingredients within a few days.
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