CBD For Sleep?
Why Is Sleep So Important?
In this blog we focus on one of the most critical aspects of human life. Sleep.
Deep sleep, also known as slow wave sleep, is a stage of sleep that is essential for physical and mental well-being. During deep sleep, the body is able to repair and regenerate tissues, consolidate memories, and release growth hormone. Some of the undisputed benefits of deep sleep include the following:
Improved physical health: Deep sleep is important for maintaining physical health. It helps to repair and regenerate tissues, boost the immune system, and reduce the risk of certain health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Enhanced cognitive function: Deep sleep plays a crucial role in memory consolidation and learning. During this stage of sleep, the brain processes and organises information from the day, making it easier to retain new information and skills.
Increased emotional well-being: Deep sleep has been shown to have a positive effect on mood and emotional well-being. It helps to regulate the production of stress hormones and can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.
Better performance: Deep sleep is essential for optimal performance, whether it be in school, work, or sports. It helps to improve reaction time, focus, and decision-making skills, making it easier to perform at your best.
Anti-aging effects: Deep sleep has anti-aging effects on the body and can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also promotes the production of collagen, which helps to keep skin looking healthy and youthful.
Weight management: Deep sleep may also play a role in weight management. Studies have shown that people who get enough deep sleep tend to have a healthier body weight and are less likely to gain weight over time.
Deep sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It has numerous benefits for physical and mental well-being and is essential for optimal performance and overall health. If you are having trouble getting enough deep sleep, there are a few things you can try, such as establishing a consistent sleep routine, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and avoiding screens before bedtime.
Supplements For Improved Sleep
CBD, magnesium, zinc, and 5-HTP are all supplements that have been suggested to have potential benefits for sleep. However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of these supplements for sleep may vary depending on the individual and their specific sleep difficulties. It is always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.
CBD may have the ability to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Some people use CBD as a natural sleep aid, as it may help to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. Many of our other blogs look closely at these including CBD For Sleep - The Dream Ticket.
Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in numerous processes in the body, including muscle and nerve function, bone health, cognitive focus and energy production. Some research suggests that magnesium may have a calming effect on the body and may help to improve sleep quality. Magnesium is also a compound the body can become deficient in, so supplementation can have profound benefits.
Zinc is another mineral that is involved in a number of important processes in the human body, including immune function and protein synthesis. Some research suggests that zinc may have a positive effect on sleep. A supplement with a great following, particularly in the gym world is that of ZMA. A combination of Zinc, Magnesium and Aspartate. This combined with the anxiolytic effect from CBD can be a hugely powerful combination for those looking for help to beat sleep difficulties or insomnia.
Another useful compound is 5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytryptophan, a naturally occurring amino acid that is involved in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood and sleep. Some people use 5-HTP as a natural sleep aid, as it may help to increase serotonin levels and improve sleep quality. We find it combined with a number of CBD capsules and tablets and is a popular choice for many customers.
Well that's a high level view of the importance of sleep. If you are keen to learn more on CBD for sleep, or other supplements as mentioned above, or even those that are not such as functional mushrooms and more, then please reach out! We are here to help!
What CBD oils are best for anxiety?
This is a question which will depend very much on the user. We find just as many of our customers opting for a cbd isolate based oil as we do for those looking at full spectrum or even broad spectrum oils. It is very much a question that is best tested by each person to find which CBD oils work best for them. The common advantage to CBD full spectrum oils are in regards to the well known combination of CBD with other cannabinoids called the entourage effect. The combination of other cannabinoids with CBD are said to interact with one another to have a more profound impact. However on the flip side, we find many customers who want the purest form of CBD with no further cannabinoids and for these users a CBD isolate remains their best bet.
How much CBD oil should I take?
So this brings us full circle to the heading of the blog post. Well to be honest, ultimately it depends. If you are a new user, we would typically suggest trying a CBD isolate oil and going for a small dosage in the region of 10mgs. You can then build this up over the following days and weeks to test your tolerance and see how your body reacts up to a limit of 70mg. We always remind people that you can dose far higher than this, and there are studies that have supported its safety profile as high as 1500mg per day, but we would certainly not suggest anyone to do that!
I’ve taken CBD in small doses before but now I want to try CBD for anxiety, so what do you suggest?
For a more seasoned CBD user, we might suggest trying a broad spectrum of full spectrum CBD oil but would still look to start small with a dosage in the 10-25mg category. This allows any user to build up overtime and to really test how the CBD interacts with your body and if it really aids your sleep.
Can I take CBD everyday?
Yes, you can take CBD everyday and in fact building up CBD in your system overtime can give some of the greatest benefits as opposed to one-off dosages.
Which CBD Oil is best?
We like to think variety is an important factor, and that is one reason at Associated CBD we try to hold a wide variety of CBD strengths, types and products! There is no best CBD out there, it is about what works best for you and your body.
Are there studies that can support CBD helping with anxiety?
Yes, there are plenty of studies that support CBD having effects on anxiety and many of our customers have left positive reviews for how it has supported them in this way. Some of our blogs look in more detail at these studies.
How much CBD oil should I take?
Well to be honest, ultimately it depends. If you are a new user, we would typically suggest trying a CBD isolate oil and going for a small dosage in the region of 10mgs. You can then build this up over the following days and weeks to test your tolerance and see how your body reacts up to a limit of 70mg. We always remind people that you can dose far higher than this, and there are studies that have supported its safety profile as high as 1500mg per day, but we would certainly not suggest anyone to do that!
Is CBD oil safe?
Yes, it is perfectly safe and legal to consume and all our products have a legal limit of THC below 0.2% and lab reports are available for all our CBD products.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD will not get you high as CBD is not the psychoactive element of Cannabis Sativa group of plants that gives the “high”. This is the THC element and all our CBD products for pain relief contain less than 0.2% THC as legally permitted in the UK.