Since the pandemic, more people now struggle with sleep problems. What if counting sheep and drinking lavender tea are no longer useful?
Approximately one in five Australians is estimated to be affected by a major sleep disorder with problems falling asleep and sleeping through the night, poor sleep quality, daytime tiredness, and exhaustion. The corona pandemic then did the rest for many of those who were already under stress and made the sleep disorders even worse. We’ve noticed this problem ourselves. Many more customers buy our CBD edible products online in Australia to improve their sleep quality now than two years ago.
How Do You Sleep Well?
Here’re 5 tips to improve your sleep quality.
A person’s sleep-wake cycle is genetically determined and can therefore vary greatly. Therefore, some belong to the larks, who get up early and go to bed early, and others to the owls, who are more active in the evening. They find it particularly difficult to get up early. It’s important to agree on flexible working hours and to adapt the daily schedule to your own rhythm instead of forcing yourself to do something that goes against your inner clock. You should make sure that you always choose the same time to get up and go to sleep. Only with a regular rhythm can the sleep phases be designed as regeneratively as possible.
2. Relaxing Elements
Relaxing, sleep-inducing elements are a great addition to improving the quality of a night’s sleep. Valerian and lavender help here, but also CBD products such as CBD edible products and CBD oil products. Most studies on the effects of cannabis and sleep took place in the 1970s and 1980s. These early studies showed that cannabis had a differential impact on sleep quality. The plant seemed to act like a sedative in some ways but also reduced deep sleep. None of the early studies explained this paradoxical influence.
However, the 2004 Farnborough study revealed an apparent self-balancing mechanism between CBD and THC. Field reports from subjects who used cannabis to improve their sleep have shown that the use of CBD with a low THC content promotes balance, relaxation, and sedation in users. The muscle-relaxing effect of CBD in particular makes it an herbal alternative to common sleeping pills such as benzodiazepines, opiates, or antidepressants. In comparison, CBD potentially has a similarly high level of effectiveness and can be used easily and as needed.
CBD dilates the arteries and significantly lowers blood pressure – because of this property, some medical professionals advocate the presentation of CBD as a real and, above all, effective alternative to sleeping pills.
Treat yourself with CBD edible products or any other CBD products about 45 to 60 minutes before going to bed to wind down effectively and you’ll see: It works! Our online store sells only high-quality, premium CBD products including edible CBD. Of course, it’s highly recommended to consult your doctor before trying any sleeping products including CBD products.
3. Limit Media Consumption
The media, on the other hand, have the opposite effect! They flood your brain with endless stimuli and certainly won’t let your thoughts rest. Especially feeds, on which you can endlessly scroll, or programs that invite you to long zap, there’s a strong sensory overload. The brain can hardly keep up with processing all the information. Added to this are the blue rays of light, which have a proven negative effect on sleep at night by exposing our eyes to light stimuli that our body perceives as “daylight”. Some LED displays even have a higher blue light content than daylight itself. So, make sure to stop your media consumption at least 45 minutes before bedtime.
4. Sports and Exercise
Sports and exercise during the day let us sleep “like a rock”! We’ve probably all had that experience before. But exhaustion is good for the body and mind as long as there’s enough time for regeneration. So, it’s better to schedule the fitness session at the beginning or in the middle of the day instead of pushing your body to its limit after work! (Read more about how to add CBD to your workout routine).
5. Sleeping Environment
And finally, make sure you’ve got the right setting! The bedroom should be as dark, quiet, and cool as possible. Also, eliminate sources of light that are too bright and enter your bedroom from the outside, for example with opaque curtains. If necessary, a sleep mask can also provide the necessary darkness. Studies also show that a workspace in the bedroom can distract from a restful sleep.
No matter what keeps you awake: nothing comes from nothing. This means that your sleep problem will almost certainly not go away on its own. It takes commitment and will to get a handle on it. Create a small plan with the tips and try out what works best for you. If you want more information about how CBD helps, check our CBD and Sleep Disorders post.
It’s worth mentioning that our CBD products including CBD edible products and oils have helped a lot of our customers improve their sleep quality. They may work for you as well. Our online store cares not only about the quality and purity of our products but also about solving our customers’ health issues. All our products are tested by independent, trusted labs to ensure their quality and purity. Check the lab reports here.