When to Take CBD Oil for Sleep
Are you struggling to get a restful night's sleep? You’re not alone: statistics show that at least 36% of adults in the UK struggle to sleep weekly.
In fact, half of the UK’s population (that’s 33.6 million people!) find it difficult to fall asleep at least once a month.
It’s time to find ways to stop your tossing and turning. Here at Orange County, we’ll explain how CBD may improve your sleep quality.
Reclaim the 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep you deserve with the help of CBD.
Why can’t I sleep?
Sleep helps our body recover. Overnight, we unconsciously release hormones that work hard to repair cellular damage and redistribute energy around the body.
A good night’s sleep is essential for cardiovascular health, cognitive functioning and general quality of life.
So it can be disheartening when you wake up several times during the night. What could be causing this? Well, there are countless reasons why you might not be getting enough sleep:
- Too much alcohol
- Too much caffeine
- Side effects of medicines
- Your bedroom’s temperature
- Noise levels in your home
- Changing routine (e.g. jet lag)
- Physical or mental health issues
Some problems fix themselves. Others you can adjust by changing your routine.
However, physical and mental health problems are not so quickly resolved: that’s where CBD comes in! Studies have shown that CBD interacts with your brain in a way that may promote healthier sleeping patterns.
So, how does it work?
How does CBD work?
Researchers have shown that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (also known as ECS).
The ECS is not in one specific region but all around the body. There are receptors in your immune cells, brain and even your organs!
These receptors regulate sleep, mood, memory, immune response, temperature control and other critical bodily functions.
When you ingest a CBD product, it reportedly works with ECS receptors to promote healthier responses to pain, inflammation and anxiety.
But why take CBD for sleep? Well, by improving the physiological processes involved in sleeping, you may experience positive improvements in your physical and mental health.
Why take CBD for sleep?
CBD for anxiety
Ingesting CBD may relieve anxiety, and a 2014 animal study yielded promising results!
It noted that CBD has excellent psychiatric potential and could be used to aid various mental health issues.
After much research and testing, they concluded that CBD exhibited anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in animals.
While further research is needed, this study and others of its kind have validated the claims made by frequent CBD users: that it alleviates stress and helps you relax.
If you suffer from anxiety and struggle to sleep because of it, try CBD. Ingesting it an hour before you settle down may send you to dreamland quicker.
CBD for pain relief
Once scientists established that CBD interacts with the ECS, they began to ask: can CBD relieve pain?
Researchers in 2018 looked at different types of bodily pain, ranging from neuropathic pain and cancer pain to fibromyalgia.
Their data suggested that ingesting oral CBD greatly improved patients' sleep and quality of life. They also encouraged CBD for easing chronic pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties and lack of short-term side effects.
Living with chronic pain can cause all kinds of disruptions to your sleep pattern. Try CBD oil before you sleep and give its anti-inflammatory properties time to work their magic.
How to use CBD oil for sleep
Now you know why CBD oil is considered by many to be an excellent sleeping aid, how do you use it?
If you haven’t tried CBD before, Orange County recommends starting with a low-dose broad-spectrum oil. Choose from our Mint, Apple and Cherry CBD oil at 500mg strength.
Use a couple of drops placed underneath your tongue, ideally an hour before you want to sleep. You won’t feel the effects of CBD until 20 minutes after, so this will give your body time to adjust.
If you find it helps you sleep, increase your dosage over time! Come back for one of our full-spectrum CBD oils and experiment with different flavours and dosages. We offer our oils in 500 mg, 1000 mg and 1500 mg doses.
Or, if you’d prefer a sweet treat before bedtime, choose from our range of CBD gummies.
No matter how you take your dosage, we hope our CBD products bring you a well-deserved and restful night's sleep.