It’s 2:27 AM. The house is silent, save for the running of the bedroom fan. You stare, completely wide-eyed up at the ceiling, and wonder to yourself if you will ever sleep tonight. You didn’t last night, and hardly at all the night before that, except for perhaps a few groggy hours of muddled sleep around 5:00 AM, a mere two hours before your alarm went off. This is becoming a regular pattern for you, so you give up sleeping for now, and turn on your light to read for a bit.
Does this scenario sound familiar? Are you one of the many women these days who struggle on a regular basis with getting a good night’s sleep? Sleep deprivation, insomnia, anxiety, and depression are being recognized in more and more women these days, and society has begun to take note. From further medical testing to determine the reason for women’s sleep problems to an exponential increase in prescription medications meant to address symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, and depression, more and more people are recognizing that this is quickly becoming a problem. There have been countless articles recently that have brought to light the imbalance in parenting, and the unfair expectations put upon women these days. Women carry the brunt of the mental load in most households, and that responsibility is absolutely exhausting, especially when combined with managing a career as well. It’s no wonder many women are developing anxiety or depression, and turning to sleep aids to help them get the rest they so desperately need.
In an attempt to get a decent night’s sleep, many women turn to prescription medications to help them sleep. These medications, however, often come with their own side effects that can leave people feeling groggy, “hungover”, and sometimes even more tired. This continuous cycle of sleep deprivation is all part of the problem, and it is perpetuating this struggle that women are facing.
Women who are dealing with sleep issues like insomnia need a natural sleep aide that helps them get a decent night’s sleep and which doesn’t come with a whole host of side effects. Luckily, there is more and more evidence each day that points to CBD oil as being a safe, natural, effective treatment for sleep disorders. While there hasn’t been a whole lot of clinical trials studying the specific effects of CBD on sleep, there has been significant anecdotal results from many patients who have noticed a stark increase in their sleep quality after starting to take CBD oil. Some physicians, who are in support of using CBD oil to treat various ailments, felt that while CBD could in fact be helping their patients to sleep better, they also considered that perhaps CBD is also treating other symptoms that were hindering their patients’ sleep, like anxiety or Restless Legs Syndrome. (Source)
Many people have begun to turn to this miracle plant to treat their anxiety and depression with great success. Because CBD is able to treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression, this could in turn help the person to sleep better, because their anxiety symptoms have improved enough that they can relax and allow their body to fall asleep. Often times, in women, that mental load that we carry tends to ramp up into overdrive at nighttime when we’re supposed to be resting. We’re checking that endless to-do list, wondering if we forgot anything important, making a mental note of the kids’ dentist appointments, thinking about what to make for dinner tomorrow, worrying about a work assignment that is due, and so on. It is often this time of day (or night, I should say!) when anxiety creeps up and launches into high gear. By finding something that can treat the anxiety, then the sleep will naturally follow, assuming there are no other underlying conditions preventing a decent night’s sleep.
CBD can calm those racing thoughts, help your muscles to relax, and even lessen chronic pain that may be contributing to a restless sleep. It is important to find the dosage that works best for you, as people will react to different strains of CBD and different amounts in completely different ways. The trick is to start low and go slow; start with a small dose of our high-quality broad-spectrum CBD tincture to see how it makes you feel and how it helps you sleep. If you don’t find it helping enough, try increasing the dose. The other important factor is to consider what strain of CBD oil you are purchasing, as they all have varying amounts of CBD as well as THC in them. Find the strain and dosage that works best for you, and then make CBD oil part of your nightly bedtime routine! No more counting sheep for you, my friend, you will be off to Dreamland before you know it. Sleep well, Mama, you deserve it.
The Best Cannabis Strains For Sleep & Insomnia: https://www.leafly.ca/news/strains-products/the-best-cannabis-strains-for-insomnia
Cannabis and Sleep: 9 Things To Know About Your Herbal Nightcap: https://www.leafly.ca/news/cannabis-101/cannabis-and-sleep
Does CBD Help Or Hinder Sleep? https://www.leafly.ca/news/strains-products/how-to-use-cbd-marijuana-for-sleep
Insomnia: Overview And Facts: http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/insomnia
5 Ways CBD Oil Helps With Sleep Disorders And Insomnia: https://medium.com/@houdinicbd/5-ways-cbd-oil-helps-with-sleep-disorders-and-insomnia-6b6a6d9b3a73
Why CBD Oil Is My Sleep Aid Of Choice: https://elemental.medium.com/why-cbd-oil-is-my-sleep-aid-of-choice-decc1ab855f7
CEO Guide to CBD Oil For Focus, Sleep, And Anxiety: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/ceo-guide-to-cbd-oil-for-focus-sleep-and-anxiety-86d1f2c0718e