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Getting Some Sleep, Can Cannabinoids Help?

Sleep And Health Go Hand In Hand:

Lets talk about sleep, and how cannabinoids can help! Sleep is vital for overall health and well-being, yet many struggle to achieve it. I’ve experimented with numerous methods to improve my sleep. Four years ago, our daughter’s suicide exacerbated our sleep issues. We tried various medications, but their residual effects left me tired and foggy. It was frustrating to feel exhausted despite my efforts to rest.

Fast forwarded to my new job at Green Wellness. I was introduced to CBD and all of its benefits. Now that our daughter had passed on, we believed her pain has ended. Ours on the other hand, lives on and we had no idea how to continue living without pharmaceutical help, but we wanted to try. This was when our journey with cannabinoids and hemp really began. Beginning to learn and include CBD and cannabinoids into our daily life has helped my husband Mike, daughter Olivia and myself with sleep among other things. Here is what we learned along the way:

CBD Does Not Make You Want to Sleep:

There’s a common belief that CBD induces sleep, but most major cannabinoids aren’t particularly effective for that purpose. Cannabinoids are natural regulators, potentially aiding sleep depending on the underlying issues. However, aside from CBN and THC, most cannabinoids don’t directly induce sleep. While some people may feel drowsy, especially with higher doses, many don’t find CBD helpful for falling asleep. Consequently, many CBD sleep products include additional sleep aids like Melatonin, Passion Flower, GABA, L-Theanine, 5 HTP, Chamomile, and Lemon Balm.

Everyone is different and depending on the individual some of these products can help you get to sleep and combined with CBD they also can assist you in staying asleep. Below are three products we have utilized in our family. My teenage daughter currently uses the Medterra gummy nightly for sleep. We like it because it helps her get to sleep and stay asleep all with 0 THC, which is important to me when utilizing cannabinoids with my teen.

Cannabinoids Can Help You Stay Asleep

Many cannabinoids may not directly induce sleep but can aid in maintaining sleep. CBD has a calming effect on the nervous system and serotonin, aiding longer, more restful sleep for many. While not universally effective for sleep disorders, its wide-ranging benefits, such as easing physical discomfort and improving mood, hint at potential sleep advantages, particularly in full-spectrum hemp products. Customers often report unexpectedly improved sleep quality while using CBD for other purposes.

I truly love some of the “side effects” of CBD. Also, I have found CBD and especially CBN (another cannabinoid that is becoming more known for it’s effectiveness for sleep) to really assist me. I have discovered that I am pretty sensitive to even small amounts of CBN and it does assist me in falling  asleep. Here are a couple of our sleep product options that include higher levels of CBN. Some products are whole-plant and may contain trace THC, so check labels if you prefer THC-free. My husband and I adore the Whole flower Deep Sleep softgel for its convenience and effectiveness in both falling asleep and staying asleep.

Check out this blog for more information on minor cannabinoids! 

Often it takes more than CBD to help with Sleep!

For us as a family, cannabinoids and CBD specifically have been an incredible help in dealing with some of our emotional baggage. However, it is important that you know it is not a “wonder drug” or a “cure all.” When trauma impacts your family, it can truly take a village to turn the world right side up again.

Some days, I rely on my poker face, but I’m learning to show my true feelings to others. As a family, we’re opening up about our struggles, encouraging others to do the same. Mental illness, pain, abuse, and loss affect everyone involved deeply. Sharing our story, even the difficult parts, has been met with understanding and compassion. Rest and peace are crucial for healing, and we’re making an effort to remove our poker faces and be authentic. Some days, we refuse to wear them at all.

From all of us here at Green Wellness Life, take care of yourself.

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