Have You Ever Tried CBD Gummies For Sleep?
There’s a good chance you’ve used CBD to help with relaxation, mood, or even to help relieve some tension. As much as we may love our good ol’ THC, we definitely know that CBD has an important place for our overall wellness.
But did you know that CBD can actually be used to help support sleep? If you’ve never tried CBD gummies for sleep, now is your sign to grab yourself a batch and start catching some of the best zzz’s of your life.
The Importance of Sleep
There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep… except maybe puppies. But even then, puppies probably wouldn’t be so cute if they weren’t so well-rested all the time thanks to those daytime naps.
Sleep doesn’t just feel good, it is also a necessary biological process that has direct effects on pretty much everything we do and think.
Your internal body clock, or your circadian rhythm, regulates your sleep cycle, controlling when you feel tired and when it’s time to wake up. This sleep homeostasis may be linked to adenosine, an organic compound that your brain produces. Adenosine is a key mediator in your sleep cycle, helping to make you feel tired and sleepy when you need.
This is to say that when your circadian rhythm is a delicate process that must be regulated. This natural process is what can allow you to get the necessary 7-9 hours of sleep every single night. Even staying up too late just one night can throw off your circadian rhythm for days ahead.
When you don’t get enough sleep, even just for one night, your body can experience some serious repercussions. Lack of sleep can increase your cravings, reduce your cognition, throw off your mood, and even increase your chances of developing heart disease.
On top of that, it can just make you feel super grouchy and irritable throughout the day, which might make you less fun to hang out with.
Factors That Affect Sleep
If you’re having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, you’re not alone. Sleep disorders such as insomnia currently affect as many as 50 to 70 million U.S. adults. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s a good thing!
Perhaps the largest reason that many people have trouble sleeping is stress. Unresolved anxieties and stress at night can cause your head to reel, making it difficult to fall asleep. Likewise, your body may not get sound sleep, as your stress can cause you to feel on-edge, making you wake up at random times of the night.
One of the factors that plays a role in letting your circadian rhythm know it’s time for bed is light. When the sun comes up in the morning, it’s a way to signal to your body that it’s time to wake up. Then, when the sun goes down at night, it’s a signal to your brain that it’s probably time to go to bed.
This is why you shouldn’t use your phone or laptop too close to your bedtime. The blue light emitted from your screens can trick your body into thinking that it’s still daytime and make it tougher for you to fall asleep.
Also, taking naps during the day can throw off your circadian rhythm too. Napping for longer than 20 minutes, especially later in the afternoon, can push back your body’s internal clock and make it think that you’ve already had a night’s rest.
Finally, caffeine, alcohol, and large meals can make you feel energized and bloated, which are two things that don’t equal a healthy rest.
How Can CBD Help With Sleep?
If you’ve ever used marijuana, you’ve probably noticed that it makes you feel super relaxed and even a bit sleepy. Those same properties apply to CBD, albeit without any of the psychoactive elements.
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to help support a good night’s sleep, but you’re worried about the hallucinogenic effects of marijuana, CBD is a great place to start. Cannabidiol can interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help you get good sleep at night.
Ingesting CBD allows the it to interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, a complex network that helps regulate things like mood, appetite, and of course, sleep!
Cannabinoids bind themselves to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Some of these can help bring you feelings of calm and relaxation, while some might be able to relieve the restlessness that’s keeping you up and help you get a better night’s sleep.
It’s hard to say if CBD has a direct effect on helping you sleep, or if it’s more indirect. There is extensive evidence to show that CBD can help with feelings of tension and stress, so by relieving these, it may be able to help ease your mind and clear your head as you wind down in the evening.
Also, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly which component of CBD extract helps to make you feel so relaxed. Broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD extract are composed of many different compounds, including a terpene called myrcene, which is found in many strains. This is a powerful terpene that has been shown to help with sleep while also helping to soothe body pain.
Looking at all of this, it’s pretty compelling evidence in favor of using CBD for sleep.
What Makes CBD Gummies So Great for Sleep?
Out of all of the different ways to use CBD for sleep, gummies might be the most fun. Let’s take a look at the reasons why.
They’re Easy to Use
CBD is easy to use in pretty much every aspect. But using topical creams usually makes a bit of a mess on your hands (and the CBD won’t get to where it needs to in order to help you sleep), and oil tinctures aren’t always the most appealing method for people who are still new to CBD, especially when it comes to taste.
With gummies, all you need to do is pop them right into your mouth. That’s it! It just takes one gummy daily to help you chill out, cozy up, and dream on.
Everyone loves chewing some gummy candy when you get the munchies. And while you can’t eat CBD gummies like candy, you’ll sure wish you could because of how tasty they are!
These taste just like your favorite chewable candies, except they’ll help you fall asleep instead of giving you a sugar rush. Try out one of our personal favorites: blackberry lavender. This honestly tastes better than most other candy brands on the market, so you’ll look forward to your gummy every single night.
Although your gummy will taste delicious, just try not to eat more than your recommended dose in one day! While it probably won’t hurt you, it also won’t help make its effects any better. Stick to directions on the package to keep yourself safe while also extending how long your product lasts!
While CBD on its own can help you get better sleep, its benefits are enhanced when combined with other substances. CBD is often combined with other compounds like trace amounts of THC or antioxidants. When these extra substances come together, it’s believed that they produce an “entourage effect,” which heightens all of their benefits.
This is why CBD is often taken daily, as its benefits can have far-reaching improvements for your normal day to day.
Our CBD sleep gummies are full-spectrum, meaning they contain all of these substances and more. In addition to CBD, they’ve got some CBN, which is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. But on top of that, we use a few milligrams of melatonin to really help you have the sweetest dreams possible.
Other Ways to Use CBD for Sleep
If the awesome properties of CBD gummies just weren’t relaxing enough for you, don’t worry! There are loads of different ways that you can use CBD, so you can use any method that works best for you.
This is one of our personal favorite methods to use CBD for ultimate relaxation. Hot baths are already pretty relaxing on their own, but when you combine them with the soothing properties of CBD, you can really maximize your self-care routine.
Bath bombs dissolve right into your hot bath, getting you into a snoozy state of mind all over. One of the great things about these is that they cover every inch of your body, so you really leave no areas uncovered. It’s perfect for bringing some relief to achy joints and muscles, or for just getting you into the sleep spirit.
If you like the ingestible format of gummies but don’t want any residue stuck in your teeth, CBD spray is the way to go. This easy-to-use elixir brings instant relaxation to help you start counting sheep sooner, and for longer.
All it takes is one or two spritzes for perfect nighttime feels that only mother nature can provide. These are great alternatives to CBD oil tinctures as well, as they taste a little better and are much easier to use.
Some of the best CBD products are ones that can sit right on your nightstand for use right before you tuck yourself in. CBD rollerballs are the perfect bedtime companion. They’re compact, easy-to-use, and effective.
These work a lot like topical creams and serums. The major difference is that these are mess-free, so they won’t cause your hands to develop any residue. All you need to do is apply the roller to pulse points to allow the oil to absorb into your bloodstream and help you drift away into a peaceful slumber.
You can also use these on achy joints and muscles, as the rollerball can help give you an added massage for maximum pain relief.
We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, so it makes sense that it’s pretty important! Without getting the necessary 7-9 hours of sleep every night, your body’s circadian rhythm can be thrown off. This is your body’s internal clock that helps you know when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up.
Several factors can affect sleep, such as exposure to light, taking naps during the day, or drinking too much caffeine. Try getting into a habit of going to bed at the same time every night, and consider cutting off screen time at least a half hour before bed. But if that’s not enough to help, it’s time to pull out the big stuff!
CBD gummies are the perfect companion to sleepless nights. They’re easy-to-use, fast-acting, tasty, and they’re loaded with a bunch of other terpenes to bring on sweet dreams quickly. But if gummies just aren’t your style, you can try using a bath bomb, rollerball, or spray to bring your whole body into a state of pure relaxation.