Sleep Disorders? Put ‘Em to Bed with CBD!

by | May 6, 2019 | CBD | 0 comments

We are a sleep-deprived nation, and that’s a scary fact. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a marked increase in depression, a higher risk for diabetes and obesity, and even more immediate dangers: John Hopkins Medical Center found that 1 in 25 drivers have dozed off at the wheel in the past month, and 6,000 fatal car accidents were caused by drowsy drivers last year. Could CBD be the remedy we need to finally get a good night’s sleep?

Many people claim to find relief from their sleepless nights with cannabis products, including cannabidiol. CBD has long been associated with feelings of relaxation and wellness. It comes in many forms which can easily be integrated into a bedtime regimen, such as water-solubles that can be taken in warm chamomile tea or CBD bath bombs which can be added to a relaxing evening soak in the tub. Your CBD Store in Keller has a large selection of full-spectrum CBD products that allow you to dose as discreetly as you wish.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of insomnia, and the exciting ways CBD is being used to aid them.

Anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety. Racing thoughts and persistent worries can certainly keep you from falling and staying asleep.

Fortunately, CBD is used by many to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility. It can also be combined with other natural sleep enhancers like Melatonin. Your CBD Store has plenty of options to help you in this area, whether you prefer sublingual oils, edibles, or topical applications. 

Sleep Apnea

This is a sleep disorder that causes sufferers to stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times, throughout the night. Because it is also linked to loud snoring, it can prevent the sufferer and anyone nearby from sleeping well.

Sleep quality can be improved with a longer deep sleep cycle, which occurs once the person falls into a deeper sleep than the REM phase. Deeper sleep can help the body’s metabolism regulate itself, and a healthy weight can have a huge impact on sleep apnea. CBD and other natural sleep aids are popular remedies for sleep disturbances. 

Physical Pain

Sometimes we miss out on sleep due to plain old aches and pains. Whether due to old injuries, bad posture, or arthritis, millions of us toss and turn to find a comfortable position at night. Many suffer in silence because they don’t want to take addictive opioids to deal with their pain.

The effects of CBD on pain are still being studied. CBD is easily absorbed into the body via the natural endocannabinoid system. Your CBD Store is happy to recommend the best products for you in this area.

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain, also known as neuropathy or allodynia, is tricky. It most often increases at bedtime, and feels like intense burning or pins and needles on the skin. Many things can cause neuropathy, such as diabetes, chemotherapy, or fibromyalgia. Since regular painkillers don’t help nerve pain, it can be an especially frustrating condition that leads to insomnia.

There is a mountain of anecdotal evidence that CBD helps to dull nerve pain. The effects are still being studied, but CBD does present a natural and non-addictive alternative to opioids.

 

Restless Legs

Thought to be another manifestation of nerve pain, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) causes a twitchy sensation in the legs when a person is trying to fall asleep. The urge to move the legs intensifies until they kick or jerk, keeping sufferers awake against their will.

While we still don’t know exactly what causes RLS, many have found relief with nightly hot baths, heated blankets, and CBD products. It is thought that these approaches may calm the misfiring nerve signals that lead to restless legs.

 

Get Your Z’s with CBD

Your CBD Store Keller has everything you need to get the rest you deserve. Ask us about our CBD gummies, oils, and topical CBD creams. We will help you make the best choice, so that you can finally get a good night’s sleep.