Sleep Difficulties? Consider the Sleep-Promoting Potential of Natural Hemp

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Sleep is essential and often elusive. While a single bout of sleeplessness is unlikely to cause lasting harm, a night of too little sleep can drain your energy, cloud your thoughts, and dampen your productivity. However, if sleep difficulties continue for too long, your risk of developing future health complications increases dramatically. 

If you’re losing precious hours of sleep each week tossing, turning, or trying to get comfortable, maybe it’s time to consider the sleep-promoting potential of natural hemp. Based on data collected from nearly 2,000 CBDistillery™ customers, 9 out of 10 survey respondents claim our hemp-derived products help them sleep better. Most report considerable relief within 7-14 days of consistent use. 

Why Is Sleep So Essential for Overall Health and Well-Being? 

Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling tense, irritable, and unfocused. While you’ll likely feel a little better after compensating with caffeine, an energy drink, or a mid-afternoon nap, you’re not doing your body any favors. The long-term effects of too little sleep and poor sleep quality are cumulative. A body deprived of the time it needs to cycle through the processes required for cellular repair, hormonal regulation, and the removal of accumulated toxins is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, impaired immune system function, anxiety disorders, depression, and more.1  

Why Are So Many People Getting Less Sleep Than They Need? 

While sleep needs vary from one person to the next, most people need a minimum of 6-7 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Many require 8 hours or more. Yet statistics confirm that up to 60 percent of adults report sleep problems at least a few nights each week.2 

Why are so many people getting far less sleep than their bodies require? Many sleep experts believe that stress is the number one cause of short-term sleep loss. How does that happen? 

The internal mechanisms that regulate your body temperature, eating habits, hormone regulation, and sleep-wake cycles (circadian rhythms) typically run on a 24-hour schedule. Since we no longer plan our days around the rising and setting of the sun, even seemingly minor changes in routine can interfere with the neurochemical processes involved in sleep regulation. Once your sleep cycles are disrupted, it can be hard to get back on track. 

Why Are People Using Hemp Products for Better Sleep? 

Many over-the-counter sleep aids can cause a number of potential side-effects, including morning grogginess.3 That likely explains why so many people prefer using plant extracts and other natural alternatives for better sleep. The search for natural sleep solutions leads many sleep-deprived consumers to the health and wellness potential of hemp. 

The oil extracted from the stalks, stems, and flowers of the plant contains active plant elements (phytocannabinoids) shown to interact with numerous chemical receptors throughout the body. The first group of receptors impacted is part of its largest regulatory system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

How Could ECS Support Promote Relaxation and Restful Sleep?    

ECS function regulates nearly every essential process in your body, from your moods, emotions, and stress responses to organ function and hormonal regulation. This regulatory system is so essential to your overall health and well-being that many researchers believe its primary function is to regulate homeostasis. The potential benefits of using hemp-derived products depend on which processes might be restored to balance (homeostasis) through ECS support. Those same plant elements also interact with several other molecular targets that influence sleep.4,5 

Serotonin Receptors 

Low levels of serotonin can cause anxiety and depression. This essential neurotransmitter also helps your brain produce the sleep hormone melatonin. Since serotonin is required for melatonin production, decreased serotonin levels can interfere with sleep cycle regulation. 

GABA Receptors 

Activating GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptors helps calm overexcited nerve impulses. GABA also helps circadian rhythms adapt to seasonal shifts in daylight hours and is essential to the production of dopamine. 

Dopamine Receptors 

Your body needs dopamine to regulate your moods, muscle movement, reward-seeking behavior, and more. The neurotransmitter also helps modulate circadian rhythms. Several commonly prescribed sleep medications interact with dopamine receptors. 

Are You Getting the Quality Sleep You Deserve? 

Not only could long-term sleep deprivation lead to an alarming number of health concerns, sleep loss and poor sleep quality often go hand-in-hand. Current data suggests that sleep-deprived bodies compensate for deficits by moving through sleep cycles faster.6 What could that mean for you? How rested you feel in the morning depends on how much time is spent in each of the four stages of sleep. 

If you wake before the alarm sounds feeling energized, recharged, and ready to begin your day, you’ve likely met your body’s sleep requirements. However, if you tend to wake feeling groggy, out of sorts, or envious of anyone who falls asleep within minutes of hitting the pillow, maybe it’s time to make better sleep a priority. Based on the feedback of our survey respondents, safe, natural hemp-derived products could help you get the rest you deserve.   

Why Do So Many Customers Trust CBDistillery™ Products for Better Sleep? 

CBDistillery™ is a respected leader in the hemp industry.  We believe in providing the highest quality products at reasonable prices. That’s why all CBDistillery™ products are tested by an independent lab and US Hemp Authority™ certified. You can verify our commitment to quality by viewing the third-party test results on our product pages or scanning the QR code on every CBDistillery™ product label. 

Based on data collected from nearly 2000 CBDistillery™ customers, most survey participants report favorable results using our hemp-derived products for sleep. Eighty-nine percent report that CBDistillery™ products help calm their minds, 84 percent report less discomfort after physical activity, and 89% confirm better sleep. 

To learn more about the health and wellness potential of hemp, the value of ECS support, or our assortment of high-quality products, visit CBDistillery™. If you have a medical condition or take medication, please consult your health care provider before using hemp products for sleep. Like many plant extracts, hemp oil can interact with several medications. 

Sources: 

1. Healthline. R Dasgupta. (2020 July 20) What is the Purpose of Sleep? 

2. American Psychological Association. (2021) Why Sleep is Important. 

3. Sleep Foundation. D Pacheco. (2020 December 03) Side Effects of Sleep Medication. 

4.Verywell Health. A Dellwo. (2020 February 10) What Is the Endocannabinoid System? 

5. Sleep Medicine Clinics. C Watson et al. (2010 December 05) Neuropharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness. 

6. Sleep. A Harvey et al. (2008 March 01) The Subjective Meaning of Sleep Quality: A Comparison of Individuals With and Without Insomnia. 

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