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Can CBD improve my sleep quality?

Rachael Rapinoe

October 11, 2022 4 min read

CBD for Sleep Get Started Product Benefits Science

Can CBD improve my sleep quality?

Did you know that a growing epidemic in America is sleep deprivation? Lack of sleep, poor quality sleep and sleep disturbances are a national problem that millions of people experience on a daily basis. Research continues to prove that a good night’s sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. The reality is, we need energy and rest to tackle the days ahead and feel our best.
Proper sleep continues to have countless benefits that include better gut health, mental and emotional health, a healthy immune system and the repair and growth of our muscles, tissues, tendons, joints and bones and so much more.

CBD has become a popular sleep tool for many people so we want to outline the science behind hemp CBD and the benefits it provides in helping you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

How CBD supports better sleep

Although the research on CBD for sleep is still preliminary, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence to support CBD use for sleep as a powerful and effective all-natural approach that helps the body transition from rapid eye movement (REM) sleep to non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep more quickly. Some people who use CBD for chronic pain report significant improvements in sleep. The science supporting CBD oil to treat stress and anxiety relief, pain relief and reducing full body inflammation leads scientists to believe this is why people are also experiencing better sleep. Research also suggests that even low doses of CBD for sleep can still be effective. More isn’t always merrier with CBD use, but higher doses of CBD are sedating. It’s important to go low and slow, building a personalized CBD for sleep routine that works for you.

How to choose the right CBD products for sleep

Before using CBD products for sleep, it’s important to understand that quality is going to greatly affect the degree to which you will feel the desired sleep benefits. Make sure you’re choosing CBD products that go through strict criteria to ensure safety, quality, transparency and maximum results to help you fall asleep and stay asleep safely.

As a reference, below is a list of criteria with for Mendi CBD products:
  • Proof of advanced third-party testing specifications on every product page, tested for pesticides, microbrials, molds, heavy metals and CBD oil potency
  • Locally or quality sourced hemp, USA grown essential oils
  • Certificate of analysis (COA) on all product pages
  • An option for a high dosage of CBD oil to ensure the best results better sleep
  • Supporting, plant-based compounds to further aid the desired benefit

Other all-natural ingredients that support better sleep

  • When using CBD oil products for sleep, the best results will come from the quality of the hemp oil being used and the sleep formulation as a whole. CBD is a great tool by itself, but it’s even better and more effective when combined with other plant-based compounds. Other all-natural ingredients targeted for better sleep include:
  • Reishi mushroom extract - a mushroom adaptogen that helps manage stress response and supports the body’s sleep cycle so that you can fall asleep sooner and stay asleep longer. A brand new 2021 study examined how reishi mushroom extract provides sleep-promoting effects.
  • L-Theanine - an amino acid found primarily in green and black tee and some mushrooms, and is known to help ease anxiety, stress and reduce insomnia. L-theanine is a powerful amino acid that can positively impact the mental and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety and promote better sleep by increasing brain serotonin, dopamine and GABA levels.
  • Passion Flower - a natural plant botanical that boosts GABA levels in the brain which promotes relaxation and has compounding effects when combined with valerian root.
  • Valerian Root - a plant nootropic that boosts GABA levels in the brain which promotes a calming effect for sleep.
  • Hops - a natural botanical sedative that enhances sleep by keeping body temperatures low resulting in a balanced circadian rhythm that prevents morning drowsiness. Hops have also been shown to reinforce the body’s daily bio rhythms of rest and activity and appear to work most effectively for sleep when it is used in conjunction with valerian root.
  • Beta-caryophyllene - a powerful terpene found in hemp which has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is known to help relieve anxiety and pain symptoms, which can have a positive effect on restlessness during sleep.

How much CBD oil to use for sleep

The FDA doesn’t regulate dosing of non-drug CBD products, as a result the amount of CBD in products varies drastically. Research shows that 1mg of CBD per 1lb body weight can be taken safely on a daily basis. It is always recommended to go low and slow with CBD ingestibles (gummies, softgel capsules, oil tinctures and drinks), building up your dosage as needed.

For CBD gummies and gel capsules, starting with one serving size (25mg CBD), then gradually working your way up is recommended. CBD gummies and softgel capsules can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours.

CBD oils tinctures are highly concentrated oil blends you can dose specifically to suit your sleep needs. Take a serving size (10-60mg of CBD) dropper, drop under your tongue (or sublingually), let it sit for 30 seconds or up to 2 minutes, then swallow. The effects can be felt almost immediately, within 15-20 minutes, lasting up to 4-6 hours. Concentrated CBD oil blends are the most effective way to absorb CBD oil into your bloodstream.

Mendi CBD sleep products are formulated with scientifically proven all-natural ingredients to promote quality sleep and sustained energy throughout the day and week. Research shows that building a sleep routine with natural ingredients will yield better results.

 

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