If you think you’re the only one that struggles with sleep, know that you’re definitely not alone. 10-30% of adults suffer from chronic insomnia and this doesn’t even include the people who struggle falling/staying asleep or have other irregularities. In this blog, we want to offer you techniques, tips, and tricks on how to get the best sleep of your life day in and day out.
Stay off of technology at least an hour before bed
Melatonin production is so important in maintaining a healthy sleep cycle. Melatonin is known as the sleepy hormone and it starts getting secreted when it is dark out. When you stare at a bright screen right before bed, you’re telling your brain that it is still light out which means it cannot secrete melatonin properly and induce a restful sleep. While we do have a circadian rhythm that knows when we usually fall asleep, it is disrupting to our bodies to do something counterintuitive to it. I know it’s easier said than done, but there are much better things you can do with the last hour before bed: read a nice novel or self-help book, meditate, journal and write whatever comes to mind, or what you’re grateful for, and so much more.
Start a routine sleep schedule
Our bodies and minds thrive on routine. Sleep especially loves it. One of the keys to feeling rested and helping the body go through maximum repair and replenishment starts with sleeping relatively early. I aim to sleep before 11PM. This is what works for me personally, but everyone has a different threshold, so play around with it first. See what works best and go from there. I know when I sleep at 11:30, I feel completely different, and not in the best way. As adults, we should aim to sleep anywhere from 7-8 hours. This ensures that we have enough REM cycles in our sleep which is the most crucial step in the sleep cycle. In this stage, our bodies process all information and go through repair. Even on weekends, try to sleep and wake up at similar times. Your body and mind will thank you!
Take CBD sleep supporting products
There’s always something that can be done to help support our bodies’ natural functions, so it doesn’t have to work so hard. If you think you’ve been staring at a screen all day and your body needs an extra melatonin boost, taking a CBD and melatonin infused product could be the answer. CBD is amazing for many reasons, and in this case, it actually signals the body to start producing more melatonin. This in turn helps you relax and unwind. Our CBD sleep support syrups are infused with melatonin and valerian to help calm you down and set the sleepy mood in your body and mind. Difficulties sleeping can also be caused by stress and anxiety which may be managed by consuming CBD. CBD helps regulate serotonin production which helps modulate melatonin ultimately reducing anxious thoughts and feelings. None of us want to feel jittery before bed, so why not take some CBD?
We wish you restful nights!