CBD AND ITS MAGIC: GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT!
None of us needs to be an expert to be able to say this: there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Yet a lot of us really do have problems sleeping and staying in deep sleep. Studies suggest that some 4,8 million people in Germany suffer from chronic sleep disorders and 38% sleep for six hours or less during a typical work week.
Obviously, we all know what it feels like to not have slept enough: we’re groggy and not sharp enough. We’re not up to our best. That’s what we feel. But what do statistics say?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAN’T SLEEP
Serious health issues. It’s not just about being tired and unable to focus. 90% of those diagnosed with insomnia are more likely to be suffering from other medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, etc.
Depression. If you can’t sleep, you’re not just tired. It also drags you down. Studies show that people diagnosed with depression are more likely to sleep for less than six hours every night. Needless to say, you should ideally sleep for a little less than eight hours.
Risk of accidents. Evidence proves you’re more likely to be involved in an accident, be it in the workplace or on the road. Fatigue is a factor in ca. 100,000 car crashes in the US every year.
Slower understanding. You can’t think and learn, can’t remember and focus. How are you supposed to solve problems? Because sleep helps store memories, you’re also having difficulties remembering what you’ve already learned.
Sleep is not just desirable and comfortable, it’s also healthy and necessary. Lack thereof may have serious ramifications on both your mind and your body. And trust us — we’ve only listed a few. This is a vicious circle where one thing leads to another.
The solution? Yes, there is one!
Many people turn to medication and may become addicted as a result. That’s like solving one problem by inventing another one. Fortunately, there is CBD. What is it?
WHAT IS CBD ?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise as a natural alternative to these pharmaceutical sleep aids without having any side effects. Here is a quick guide.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors throughout the body. It’s responsible for some of the most important bodily functions including sleep and is naturally activated by cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are found in a cannabis plant such as hemp, from which CBD is derived. And it’s this CBD that interacts with your endocannabinoid system and helps you improve your sleep. And we’re back to square one.
HOW DOES CBD HELP ?
Studies have shown that when CBD interacts with receptors of the endocannabinoid system, it positively affects your sleep. And there’s more.
Benefits of CBD are linked to helping ease insomnia and improving sleep quality. That’s because CBD stimulates a relaxed state and reduces anxiety and pain that may hinder proper sleep.
Several studies also show CB hemp oil may be effective for achieving deep REM sleep.
SO ARE YOU TRYING TO SELL DRUGS TO ME?
Sorry, but no. The thing that gets you high is THC. CBD does not have psychoactive effects. It does not affect your mind, it just offers plenty of therapeutic advantages of marijuana without altering your mind.
It really is nothing more than a natural remedy, a more natural alternative to medicaments. And it’s not just about sleep — it also helps treat other ailments. And it has no negative effects. That’s right. None. Zero. Niente.
With CBD being ever more accepted, more and more studies are being conducted, too. And — surprise! We’re getting more and more evidence of its positive effects.
So here’s the thing. If you can’t get quality sleep or if you’re suffering from insomnia, go for CBD. It’s natural, has no side effects and a proven track record.