We live in a society that keeps going and going and going. Getting good rest is at the bottom of your priority list because you’re too busy trying to fit it all in. But, after just one night of bad sleep, you are not looking your best: your eyes are blood shot, you’ll have dark circles under your eyes, and the fine lines and wrinkles on your skin are more noticeable. You’re more likely to have an accident, much more likely to get emotional, and you will have less focus and memory problems. Your immune system is asleep too, so you are more likely to get sick.
When we are sleeping, our bodies are performing important jobs. One is detoxification. When you are asleep, your assimilation cycle goes to work, where the body assimilates and absorbs all of the foods taken in to utilise or process as waste. It also starts the elimination cycle, which is one of the most important cycles of the body for good health and good looks. When we don’t allow any of this to happen because of lack of sleep — well, you’ve just read what happens to your health and your mind. Good mental health is the key to good sleep.
Getting the right amount of sleep (a good seven or eight hours) will benefit you in several ways. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same part of the brain, so you’re more likely to have a healthier weight if you sleep well. Sleep reduces your stress levels. It strengthens your memory and it helps you to be more emotionally competent. Basically, you’ll live a longer, healthier life!
Here are a few tips on how to get better sleep:
- Don’t drink caffeine after 8pm.
- Don’t go to bed on a full stomach.
- Don’t go to bed full of alcohol.
- Keep your bedroom dark and quiet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Definitely don’t use your phone or computer just before bed (which we all do!)
- Before you go to sleep, make a to do list for tomorrow (so you don’t wake up in the middle of the night thinking, oh I must not forget to do that!)
Good mental health is the key to good sleep, and CBD can optimise both your mental and physical health. CBD calms the brain and supports the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that processes emotions and stores memories. So, consistent use of CBD helps us maintain a healthy emotional state, which is why it is so helpful for people with ADHD, autism, OCD, depression, and dementia. Your ECS (endocannabinoid system) is a vast network of cell receptors found in the brain, central nervous system, and gut. It is involved in regulating every aspect of health, including appetite, mood, cell growth, your immune system and, you guessed it, sleep.
Anxiety, stress and pain are three leading reasons for not sleeping. As CBD is a major anti-inflammatory, when used consistently, chronic pain disappears, so you can get a better night’s sleep. It has a calming effect on the nervous system by improving your serotonin levels, which takes away anxiety. If it’s anxiety that is keeping you awake, you will sleep like a baby. And finally, stress. Stress is caused by anxiety and the nervous system, so by eliminating those two problems, you eliminate the stress - it’s as simple as that.
Unfortunately, the CBD indicated on a product label can be misleading. Many CBD products, including those sold in health food shops, are an isolate of the flower of the hemp plant. This means they contain only one isolated component of the 280 that CBD has.
Absolute Best CBD is a broad spectrum product containing all 280 components. This is why our CBD is so good for the nervous system. Research determines that it helps with insomnia, REM sleep disorders, improves sleep quality, and reduces anxiety and stress. This equals a much happier and healthier you.
Yours in health,