CBD For Sleep - The Dream Ticket?
CBD for Sleep - The Dream Ticket?
Sleep is one of the most important health aspects of human rest and recovery, yet it is also one of the most common problems that persist in today’s society. Sleep issues and insomnia are said to trouble as many as one in three people in the UK according to the NHS. To put that in perspective further, as many as 16 million UK adults are said to suffer from sleepless nights with one third said to be suffering from insomnia and the other two thirds complaining of disrupted sleep and receiving no more than five hours sleep a night.
That’s a real national health issue, when we know that sleep is a critical component of our health despite some unknowns on why it is so important to our bodies according to BBC science. But even without delving into the scientific side of sleep, we all absolutely know the difficulties a lack of sleep can bring to everyday life. Ask any new parent of this and you’ll be thrown into a multitude of stories of despair. It’s a tough gig, and very difficult to function anywhere near our maximum when we are not getting the recommended 7-9 hours suggested by The Sleep Foundation. Could CBD help? Read on...
CBD for sleep - some science!
There is no doubt that taking CBD for sleep is one of the most common reasons for its usage alongside anxiety, chronic pain and some other more serious seizures such as epilepsy. One of the best clinical studies looking into CBD for sleep UK had impressive results!
The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79% of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 67% reported better sleep. That’s a pretty good return on what is a relatively small dose of CBD! In fact if you look through our CBD Gummies list over at Associated CBD, you’ll see plenty of individual gummies that come in at 25mg per gummy, so a really cheap and delicious way to potentially improve your sleep! Likewise you’ll also find many of our capsules offer the exact same potency, for those that prefer to not eat sweets late at night!
It is probably also worth a reminder at this point for those looking to experiment with higher levels of CBD when testing how it can aid your sleep, to check out the studies that confirm that CBD has been shown to be well tolerated at levels as high 1500mg per day here! Something else to help ease your mind and sleep easy!
CBD for Anxiety
While not a sleep disorder itself, anxiety can contribute to poor quality sleep, insufficient sleep, and sleep disorders. Because CBD calms the nervous system, early research indicates that CBD for anxiety is a useful tool. One study showed that nearly 80% of participants who used CBD to treat their anxiety reported lower anxiety levels within a month. It also stated sleep initially improved in over 65% percent of participants, followed by fluctuating results. Reducing anxiety late at night, it is no surprise this helps improve sleep, particularly with drifting off and stopping the mind from racing.
Best CBD for Sleep UK
We have a wide range of CBD products for sleep, from many of the nation’s favourite brands but we have picked out a few specific ones that come highly recommended from our customers which you will see from our Trustpilot reviews. Descriptions including “the best sleep i’ve ever had” is high praise indeed!
This particular customer had opted for a mid-strength CBD oil for sleep, coming in at 1000mg and one of the full spectrum choices from Orange County so a great choice for any beginner and very well priced on our site (if we do say so ourselves :) )
Another one of the best product reviews for CBD sleep UK, is regarding the CBD Asylum Night tabs. These include 10mg CBD, 25mg 5-HTP, and a sprinkle of lavender in each tab. The 5-HTP is a particularly useful substance as a precursor for the body in building serotonin. By boosting serotonin studies have shown this can help regulate and improve mood and promote an improved sleep quality!
In short, if you are struggling with sleep, why not give CBD a go? It's been a gamechanger for many and the upsides are a lifetime of deep regenerative sleep! Not so bad! As always, please reach out to us with any questions, we are keen to help! Thanks for reading!