Posted by DenverCBD on Nov 5th 2021

The Science of CBD and Sleep

Are you tired of sleepless nights, endless tossing and turning, trying to get some sleep before the next big day ahead of you? An all natural alternative to melatonin is CBD products.

Sleep is one of the aspects of everyday life that almost everyone understands is essential, and yet, many still struggle to get as much sleep as they need. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, only 1 in 10 Americans consider sleep to be their top priority over fitness, work, hobbies, their social life, etc. You should get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to retain a healthy lifestyle.

If you get less sleep than recommended, your physical and mental health can be significantly affected. If you don’t sleep well, there’s a good chance you feel tired during the day and experience issues like irritability, poor concentration, grogginess, and more. If this is the case, CBD may be just what you need.

Sleep deprivation can cause you to lose up to 11 days of productivity per year, and people who only get five to six hours (as opposed to seven-plus) are over four times more likely to get sick. When you combine those two aspects, you start to understand just how profound of an impact sleep deprivation has on the country as a whole—currently about $411 billion in lost output annually.

For many people, poor sleep quality is often caused by high levels of anxiety. They may be worried about other things in their life or about not getting enough sleep. Daily stress can also be a primary contributor to your lack of sleep. Do you often find yourself lying awake in bed at night with your mind racing? Perhaps your issue isn’t just with sleep itself.

CBD has been known to help support a sense of calm for focus* as well, so if a daily supplement seems to better fit your schedule, CBD capsules and oils can also play a part in your routine. In support of that last point, studies show that CBD does not change your sleep architecture, so if you’re already a good sleeper, taking CBD during the day won’t negatively impact your internal schedule around sleep. Everyone is different, however, and CBD has a tendency to support the body’s overall balance according to need.

When you take CBD before bed, it will block receptors related to anxiety and fear. It also helps your body regulate cortisol levels, which makes you feel stressed

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to CBD and sleep. The first is something we just touched on, and that is consistency. Just like it’s important to try and get yourself into a consistent nightly routine, CBD is often most effective when it’s taken regularly. Start by taking it at the same time each day and work on including it as a daily part of your routine. The first month is especially important, as studies on CBD for sleep have shown that this is when CBD has proven to be most impactful for sleep


What is the Best CBD Product for Sleep?

When it comes to selecting the best product for you, it helps to understand how each option was designed to fit into your routine.

CBD Oil for Sleep: CBD oil is a great option and an easy add-in for bringing hemp extract into your daily routine. All of our oils contain CBD plus naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more in each serving, and can easily be mixed into your favorite food or drink, or can be taken by itself from the dropper. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend trying our DenverCBD for 1200 mg each night and 600 mg each morning (if feeling drowsy). 

CBD Capsules for Sleep: When life gets busy, CBD liquid capsules make it easy to add hemp extract to your wellness routine. They go where you go, delivering a precise serving every time. If you prefer your supplements in pill-form, there are also soft-gels available for a quick and easy process. 

CBD Gummies for Sleep: And if you’re looking for another alternative, great things can also come from a gummy. CBD gummies are an ideal way to consume CBD for beginners and even seasoned CBD users. This is especially true for those who dislike the earthy taste of CBD oil. Moreover, ingesting cannabidiol in the form of CBD gummies helps you get a slow and steady release of cannabinoids in your body, prolonging the effects of CBD.

Not only that, with CBD gummies, you can always accurately monitor your CBD dosage, as the CBD content per gummy is clearly mentioned on the packaging. This method of CBD intake thus proves much more convenient and accurate than using a dropper to consume CBD oil or tincture. Here at DenverCBD we have 150 mg - 200 mg gummy packs with flavors like Blue Watermelon, Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Pineapple and more. 

**Always consult a physician before taking any supplements.