Updated: Feb 8
Sleeplessness is an epidemic, with poor sleep ranking as the number one most reported medical complaint in the United States. Sleep helps us store memories, build immunity, repair tissue, regulate metabolism (and blood pressure), control appetite (and blood sugar), and process learning—all of which are also regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The average adult needs between seven to eight hours of sleep per day yet 10-30 million Americans (and a majority of our new customers) don't get enough.
Daylight savings is a great example of the benefit of adding just one more hour of sleep. Sleep expert Matthew Walker, author of How We Sleep, states the Monday after we “spring forward” hospitals report a 24% spike in heart-attack visits. Doctors see the opposite trend in the fall where heart attack visits drop by 21%.
Research shows promising results around CBD and sleep. As with all things sleep-related you need a routine. If you take CBD on a regular basis it can help to stimulate your endocannabinoid system, which supports vital processes: appetite control, memory conversion, tissue repair, etc. that suffer from your lack of sleep.
Taking your CBD at the same time every night (pro tip: take your bedtime dose 9 hours before you would like to wake to ensure you have the time carved out to achieve 7-8 hours of sleep.) helps you to naturally “retrain” your body’s circadian rhythm, encouraging your body to want to have a better sleep/wake cycle that is consistent, nourishing and a positive life-long trait.