We all know that sleep is our body’s opportunity to recuperate—and that when we don’t get enough of it, both our body and mind can suffer. Of course, many prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids exist, but they can come with their own problems—which is why CBD makes a great natural alternative.
By working with your body’s endocannabinoid system (more on that later) to treat the root causes of lost sleep, a dose of topical or edible CBD at bedtime can help you drift off faster and stay in dreamland longer. In fact, a 2019 study showed that 66.7% of users reported improved sleep just one month after taking 25 mg of CBD daily at bedtime. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why.
CBD Can Ease Pain
Whether pain is an ongoing struggle for you or just a temporary nuisance after a long day of yard work, CBD’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can work to calm both body and mind. Emerging science shows that CBD may interact with several pain-related systems in the body, including the endocannabinoid system: a network of signals and receptors that works to maintain homeostasis. By triggering your cannabinoid receptors to reduce the impact of pain in your body, CBD may be able to help with what’s keeping you up at night. Try smoothing on some of our luxurious Good Night body butter—made with relaxing lavender in addition to full-spectrum CBD—on your hands, feet, legs or wherever you’re experiencing pain.
CBD Can Relieve Stress
If you suffer from racing thoughts at bedtime, you’re certainly not alone. Stress and anxiety keep many of us up, which can create a self-reinforcing pattern: stress about lost sleep, and lost sleep due to stress. Try breaking the cycle with CBD. Studies show that much the same way the cannabinoids in CBD work with the receptors in our bodies to reduce pain, they can also reduce feelings of anxiety and promote overall well-being. Adding our Au Naturel oil to your morning coffee or post-workout smoothie may help manage stress and anxiety throughout the day, or if you prefer a nighttime dosage, Good Night gummies are easy to keep by your bedside.
Full-Spectrum CBD is More Beneficial
Cannabinoids and terpenes are better together—which is why at Verist we only use full-spectrum CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains all naturally occurring compounds in the hemp plant, increasing the likelihood of experiencing the entourage effect: the theory that all of these compounds work together to be more effective than any of them can be on their own. Research exists to support the idea that taking full-spectrum CBD may provide additional therapeutic benefits via the entourage effect—we like to think of it as eating your broccoli versus just taking a vitamin.
A Consistent Routine Promotes Consistent Sleep
CBD products can be a great solution to deal with the underlying issues that get in the way of a healthy night’s rest; however, each person will experience different results depending on the dose they use. CBD is typically most effective when it accumulates in your system over time, so taking CBD daily is the best way to experience improved sleep on a regular basis. As you develop your CBD regimen, you can download our Usage Tracker to keep a record of your wellness journey—allowing you to reference products you liked and note how well they worked for you. Find this and other answers to questions you may have on our Get Started page—and start sleeping better today.