All over the world we find CBD being used by people needing relief from a whole host of physical and mental ailments such as chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Now, with so many CBD products on the market, can we trust that CBD will work as a natural sleep aid?
Sleep is one of the biggest factors in maintaining a healthy body and mind. You need to cycle through all stages of non-REM and REM sleep to maintain homeostasis (the state of stable internal, physical, and chemical conditions in our bodies). Specific maintenance and repair functions occur with each stage. A lack of adequate sleep has been linked to many physical and mental issues.
A recent study conducted over a 6 year period indicated that sleep plays a key role in reducing the amyloid plaques that cause alzhiemers. During deep sleep your brain produces slow waves of fluid that cleanse the brain of proteins that cause these plaques.
When consistent and sufficient sleep is so critical to our mental and physical well-being, finding a natural product to help remedy our sleep patterns could be life changing.
Hemp CBD Oil as a Natural Sleep Aid
Sleep is one of the most common reasons that we are starting to see people turn to CBD products. Insomnia can be a symptom of many things such as anxiety, stress, poor or irregular sleeping habits, physical illnesses, chronic pain, medications and more.
Studies show that different combinations of the natural compounds in the hemp plant can work together in different ways, and in combination with other natural ingredients. The medicinal compounds unique to cannabis, such as cannabinoids, flavonoids & terpenes, can vary greatly in terms of their effects and medicinal benefits.
The synergistic relationship between CBD and these other natural components is called the “Entourage Effect.” Learning about the different cannabinoids in combination with flavonoids and terpenes is the first step to figuring out which CBD product might be right for you.
As you read this, your body is generating its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) that will interact with one of your body’s best kept secrets—the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Its purposes range from neuroprotection to regulation of your immune system, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.
CBD, along with the other naturally occurring compounds in the hemp plant, can act as a catalyst in the self-healing process by initiating an increase in production of organic chemicals vital to maintaining homeostasis. Every cannabinoid and terpene present in full-spectrum & broad-spectrum CBD works to improve homeostasis, health and overall balance. Many terpenes such as Myrcene, Linalool, Limonene, and Caryophyllene reduce anxiety and exhibit sedative effects of their own.
How Does CBD and Melatonin Work Together for Better Sleep?
CBD helps to relax your body and mind, and has been shown to provide relief from inflammation, discomfort, and anxiety. In combination with Melatonin, it can act as a powerful natural sleep aid while providing multiple other benefits to your overall physical and mental health.
Melatonin is a natural hormone that has a central role in your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. In the same way that your body produced endocannabinoids to regulate homeostasis, it also produces the hormone melatonin. Melatonin levels are highest at night and steadily build during the day to promote a state of quiet wakefulness that prepares your body for sleep. The regular rise and fall of melatonin in the bloodstream helps to promote the regular circadian rhythm of a healthy wake/sleep cycle. The addition of melatonin as a supplement can help reset the rhythm.
Melatonin can be found in stores around the world as a natural supplement most commonly used for insomnia or other sleep conditions. According to the Sleep Foundation, “In the United States, melatonin is sold as a dietary supplement, and a 2012 survey by the National Institutes of Health found it to be one of the most commonly used supplements among both adults and children.”
What is CBN (Cannabinol) and How Does it Help Sleep?
THC and CBD are currently the two most popular cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. However, with over 100 cannabinoids in the hemp plant, you'll find several other beneficial compounds such as CBN (cannabinol).
CBN is a non-intoxicating compound. Studies have shown that CBN can induce a sedative effect, prolong sleep time, and works best in synergy with other cannabinoids and terpenes. We ensure each bottle of our CBD oil for sleep contains the proper balance of cannabinoids and terpenes to prepare your body and mind for rest.
Our 100% natural blend of cannabinoids (50mg CBD and 10mg CBN per serving), terpenes, and melatonin (3mg per serving) help you relax, get to sleep faster, and stay asleep longer. All with a pleasant sweet (organic stevia) taste and zero THC.
Will CBD for Sleep Get Me High?
It's commonly asked if our CBD oil for sleep will induce the psychoactive effect referred to as a "high". The short answer is no.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the widely recognizable cannabinoid found in cannabis that gives the high sensation. The cannabinoid that makes up the vast majority of our product is cannabidiol, or simply “CBD” which is non-psychoactive.
Our CBD sleep product is currently available in a Broad-Spectrum CBD tincture, meaning we have intentionally removed all traces of THC. This allows our oils to maintain their desirable therapeutic effects without the symptoms of a THC high. By design, some of the Redeem CBD oils do contain low-level amounts of THC (<0.3%) for the medicinal benefits, but this is not a concentration that will have a psychoactive effect on your body.
Is CBD + Melatonin Safe?
While melatonin generally brings fewer side effects than other sleep medicines, and is not addictive, there can be a few side effects you may want to be aware of. Tell your doctor if you're thinking about taking any supplement, especially if you take any medicine or have a health condition.
Side effects reported:
- Stomach discomfort
- Daytime sleepiness
- Short-lived depression
Melatonin supplements might cause problems if you take them with some medicines, including:
- Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants)
- Drugs that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants)
- Diabetes drugs
- Birth control pills
- Other sleep medications
Will My Sleep Improve Right Away?
The bottom line is this - Our natural CBD oil for sleep is not magic, and is not a drug that forces your body into unconsciousness. Our formula is a gentle way to realign your sleep cycle and calm your body and mind so that you can get the rest you need.
There are many outliers that could be disrupting your sleep, from the Television to caffeine, that if not controlled may still effect your sleep while taking our product. We suggest that you implement the following suggestions to help improve your sleep habits and environment.
- Create a relaxing night time routine to get your body and mind ready for sleep.
- Take Redeem Sleep formula 30-45 minutes before bed.
- Make your bedroom dark, quiet, cool, and comfortable.
- Skip caffeinated beverages within 6 to 8 hours of bedtime.
- Avoid eating big meals close to bedtime -- especially spicy foods, which may cause heartburn.
- Exercise for at least 20 minutes each day, and try to do it at least 6 hours before bedtime.
- Skip the TV, tablet, and smartphone before bed. Instead, try reading or listening to soft music.
- Make it a priority to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
- Try not to nap. If you nap, keep it short (20-30 minutes) and not close to bedtime. Late-day naps can lead to sleepless nights.
- Finish that glass of wine at least 3 hours before bed so it doesn't wake you up later. Note: The effects of alcohol have be magnified in combination with Redeem's Sleep Formula.
Want to try the Redeem™ difference? Shop our CBD Oil for Sleep online today.
We use cGMP compliant processes and test each lot of product for key cannabinoids and terpenes when making our CBD products. Then, we add back any compound that is below our minimum specification. If our product works for you today, it will work the same with each subsequent purchase.
At Redeem, we are only satisfied with the best, which is why we make sure all of our CBD products present the ideal amounts of CBD and terpenes in our balanced formula. Whether you’re enjoying our easy-to-use CBD tincture sprays, our new CBD topical pain cream, or our paws-itively amazing CBD oil for dogs and cats, you can be confident you are using high-quality, organically grown CBD.
Take back your health today with Redeem Therapeutics.