Updated: Jun 9, 2020
How Does Hemp CBD Help Improve Sleep And Mood?
"Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing", -Shakespeare, Macbeth. Hi praise for so regular an act, but Shakespeare had a point of course, sleep is important, we spend almost half our lives asleep! Sleep is our bodies way of recovering and resetting. When we're not getting enough or not able to get it at all, we are just not ourselves. Now old Macbeth had a guilty conscience and apparently some dirty hands, but lack of sleep and wakeful nights can be caused by a whole host of more common place problems that arise from everyday life, like stress, over stimulation, caffeine, chronic pain and more. If you suffer from lack of sleep on a regular basis or experience cycles of waking up at night, you are not alone! Millions of people experience difficulty sleeping and are then eventually challenged with overwhelming emotions and stress! Using over the counter sleep aides can offer some relief but often have unwanted side effects. Our Organic Hemp CBD offers a natural alternative for both balanced sleep cycles and an enhanced mood.
So if you find yourself a 2 AM saying something like "O weary night, O long and tedious night, Abate thy hours!"- (Midsummer Nights Dream) Than fear not relief from sleepless nights is near at hand. To find out how CBD can help you get to sleep and stay asleep writer Katherine Saab explains.
CBD For Balancing Your Sleep Cycle
There can be many reasons for experiencing difficulty sleeping. From daily life pressures and stress to chronic physical pain and everything in between, the symptom of sleepless nights can become commonplace. In order to make a meaningful change in that pattern, it needs to be addressed with both a short and long term solution.
The therapeutic properties of Hemp CBD can play a key role in providing release of tension and stress as well as naturally regulating and balancing your sleep cycle. The Endocannabinoid System is a regulatory system that, among other things, maintains the body’s functions pertaining to sleep, mood, appetite and the balancing of circadian rhythms. CBD interacts both directly and indirectly with specific receptors on cells within the brain that balance your sleep/ wake cycle.
CBD helps your body release tension and pain, as well as feel an overall sense of calm to aid in falling asleep (short term). At the same time, it assists with balancing your sleep/ wake cycle through interacting with your endocannabinoid system and your circadian rhythm (long term).
How CBD Works For Mood Elevation
There is a clear linkage between sleep and mental health. If you are not able to sleep properly, the probability that you will find yourself feeling irritable, anxious, unmotivated and despondent is very high. The reverse is also true, if you are anxious, stressed and despondent, you might have difficulty sleeping. This is a feedback loop that can be challenging to address. Interestingly enough, the activity of CBD on the 5-HT1A receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the brain, which is a subset of serotonin, can possibly help provide relief and balance for both sleep and mood.
“To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there's the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” (Hamlet) - Boy did this guy need some CBD!
Serotonin is the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter that gives you a feeling of calm, ease and happiness. The simple explanation of how this works is that the cannabinoid CBD stimulates your brain to become more sensitive and responsive to serotonin, which elicits an experience of an elevated mood and a general feeling of ease and well being.
The 5-HT1A receptors are deeply involved in the mechanism of action of prescription antidepressants. Because CBD, Cannabidiol, has been shown to interact with these receptors it has prompted research to determine the potential for a natural alternative for mood elevation.
'There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight."-(Midsummer nights dream)
...I wonder if they were hemp flowers?
ecdotal evidence, (experiences of people that have used CBD), indicates that Hemp CBD taken in small doses, before bed, is most effective for helping with sleep and feeling renewed and refreshed with a feeling of well being in the morning and throughout the day.
So if you prefer to not feel like an angsty Hamlet or a depraved Macbeth, but rather as fresh fairy queen (or king) give one of our many CBD hemp products a try! because after all...
"We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."
Have you tried our CBD Hemp Extract or our other products at night before going to sleep? What has been your experience? Do you have a favorite Shakespeare sleep quote? Please share, in the comment section below! We love hearing from you, thanks for reading.