The article has been medically reviewed by Doctor Ramlah Tariq FCPS on/gyn, RMP, MBBS, BSc.
Are you looking for a good night’s sleep? Could CBD help?
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We live in a 24 hour world, more than ever before. You can check your work emails at 1am, you can order your food shopping at 5am, you can look up that health problem that’s been bothering you before you go to bed.
But, that doesn’t mean you should. Especially if you want a good night’s sleep.
In this blog, we are going to share some ways to help you get a good night sleep and explore how CBD for sleep may help you.
How might CBD for sleep help you get some shut eye?
CBD may to help you feel relaxed and calm. It has been studied to find that it may reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Learn more about CBD and anxiety here.
When you are anxious or stressed you will more likely be tossing and turning in your bed, trying to switch off. A few drops of CBD for sleep may well be the ticket to finally switching off and drifting into a deep slumber.
CBD has also been considered to help reduce pain (more on this here). If pain, whether that is period pains or any other pain, is keeping you up at night, then having a natural remedy to reduce it could help you get to sleep too.
Life is harder when you’re tired
Getting enough sleep may impact other areas of your life. When you are tired, things feel harder. Decisions are more difficult to make. Food choices are more likely to be poor and often sugary as your body craves energy. Mood can be low.
Lack of, or poor quality sleep can even be linked to depression and anxiety. Click here to read the research on this.
If you are looking to get a good night’s sleep, then there are a few things you can do to help.
Tips for a good night sleep
These are all tips that have directly worked for Rachel, our founder, who has struggled with sleep and found that CBD for sleep has been an absolute game changer.
Get some essential oil and out a few drops on your pillow or in your bath. It works wonders as an anxiety reliever and can even be a sedative in some cases, which can help increase relaxation and feelings of calm. You can even buy lavender tea (Waitrose do a great one), which is delicious!
2. Camomile tea with CBD for sleep boost
Why not add a camomile tea to your bedtime routine? Avoid caffeine past lunchtime as this can stay in your system right up to the evening. Add a few drops of CBD to your tea for the ultimate sleepy boost.
3. Weighted blanket
A weighted blanket is designed to relieve anxiety and increase happy hormones. You can read more on this here. If it is helping you sleep then it should well increase feelings of happiness!
4. Log off
Avoid replying to emails in the evening, just because you can and have your work phone on, whatever it is, can wait. Try to step away from the computer or work phone at least two hours before you are hitting the hay. Find out more here.
5. Write a work to do list for the next day
Before you sign off for the day, write yourself a list for tomorrow. This will help you get your thoughts in order. Read the detailed study here, with stats that prove the useful effects of your to do list.
6. Write in a journal
Writing a diary can help you to get your thoughts clear. If you have lots of worries or things going on in your life, bullet write a bullet point list of them. Writing it all down is always a nice reliever.
Doing the same thing each night tells your body it’s almost bedtime, you probably do this without thinking but make an effort to stick to a routine. A bath, skin care, reading. We do this for babies and children, we should really be doing it for ourselves too.
8. Read a book
Just a few pages of a book is the perfect escapism before bed. Research even shows that reading before bed can result in better sleep and more productivity the following day. Watching an intense drama or scrolling through the gram is only going to keep you up, or in my case, cause nightmares!
9. Download a sleep app
This may or may not work. depending on people’s individual preference. Some people enjoy a little white noise, whereas others find it annoying. Check out Headspace or Calm. Both have sleep stories which are designed to send you off to sleep.
10. Sleep Mask
Is light getting in the way of your sleep, or causing you to wake up early? A sleep mask could help. Also, as someone who has worn one since she was 6, there is something comforting about having something over your face!
Are you having trouble sleeping? What has worked for you to help you get a good night’s sleep?
We would love to hear your tips and tricks over on our instagram, @itsourremedy.
Lots of Love,
Our Remedy CBD xxx