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According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), insufficient sleep is linked to weight gain, high blood pressure, reduced immunity, poor mood, reduced attention span, and depression. When discussing sleep, there are two crucial things to consider: quantity and quality. Sleep quality is how well you’re sleeping and the quantity the amount of time. The quality of your sleep is essential for your physical and mental well-being. Your outlook, mood, and attention span all depend on getting the right amount of sleep; without it, your job performance and personal life can suffer. We use three actions to measure sleep quality when: it takes longer than twenty minutes to fall asleep when you wake up more than once a night, and after waking up, it takes you 20 minutes or longer to fall back to sleep. If you have these conditions, you have poor sleep quality. If you don’t have any quality issues and want to wake up fresh and well-rested, plan for seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Unsurprisingly, 70% of Americans report not sleeping the recommended hours. You can review here the recommended hours of sleep. Sleep Awareness Week® 2022 - National Sleep Foundation (thensf.org)

Most doctors prescribe sedative-hypnotic medications (benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines) for insomnia and sleeping issues. Sedative-hypnotic medications come with a host of side effects. The potential side effects are severe allergic reactions, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, memory loss, and complex sleeping behaviors, including sleepwalking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating with no recollection. You can become both mentally and physically addicted to these drugs, and they are recommended for short-term use only. If you have been on these pills for a while, you may think you can’t sleep without them. Once you stop taking them, you’ll likely experience withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and rebound insomnia. They can lose their effectiveness quickly when used nightly, and the next day you may experience the “hangover effect,” feeling sluggish and tired. One of the worst side effects is that your insomnia returns when you’re off the prescriptions. Lastly, there could be a link to dementia development.

Taking CBD Oil for sleeping has become very popular and is an excellent alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Organic supplements that combine CBD and other plant-based herbs known for their soothing and relaxing properties are common. CBD is an essential supplement for a good night’s sleep, and CBD products that combine sleep supplements such as melatonin and GABA make them more effective than CBD alone. This is what CBD Wild Leaf™ has done in formulating our sleep product. Our Sleep Releaf product contains CBD and four natural sleep inducers, Valerian Root, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract, and melatonin. The recorded medicinal use of valerian root dates back to the first century and has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety, promoting sleep and relaxation. It has been a popular sedative due to its lack of side effects and “hangover effect.” The second, GABA, helps you relax, prepares your body to fall asleep, and promotes a good night’s sleep. GABA also gives you a feeling of happiness and overall relaxation. GABA-activating drugs have promoted sleep for over half a century. The third, Griffonia Simplicifolia, is a plant found in western parts of Africa. This plant works in the brain and nervous system to increase serotonin production, which affects our sleep patterns. The fourth, melatonin, induces drowsiness and has been a popular supplement for years. In addition to using our sleep aid, taking a daily dose or two of CBD oil will reduce anxiety while increasing relaxation and calmness-inducing sleep. Try our  Releaf 1500 mg CBD Tincture - CBD Wild Leaf,  CBD Gummies 25mg - Product Details (cbdwildleaf.com)         

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Research on changing your lifestyle and sleeping habits can significantly reduce sleeping disorders and insomnia. As a long-term remedy for sleep problems changing your lifestyle and behaviors can be more positive than prescription medications due to the risks of side effects and dependence.

There are several lifestyles and habitual things you can do to improve your sleep quantity and quality, and there are things we do that are detrimental to a good night’s sleep. So, what can we do to get a better night’s sleep? A good night of sleep starts with creating a routine and calming environment that welcomes rest. Going to bed and waking up at different times throughout the week hurts your ability to fall asleep. A regular schedule helps sync your circadian rhythm, which dictates when you feel sleepy or awake. Temperature is also a component, as it can be tough to get a good night’s rest when it’s too hot or cold. The room temperature should be cool at 60s; research has shown the optimum sleep temperature is sixty-three degrees. The amount of light in the bedroom also matters; make sure it is entirely black by using black-out curtains. To ensure your bedroom is a calm place, remove all distractions. Subdue noise using a noise machine, fan, air filter, or anything to block noise. The sense of smell also matters. Use a diffuser to disperse essential oils throughout your home, creating calmness and relaxation. Using an air diffuser in the bedroom for 15 minutes before bedtime will give you a peaceful, restful sleep. Invest in comfortable bedding that supports your spine, including your mattress, pillows, and sheets. Face your digital clock downwards, and put your phone in silent mode or sleeping sounds.

As a society, we depend on our cell phones, tablets, computers, and televisions. To promote sleepiness, remove televisions, tablets, and phones from your bedroom, as the blue light they emit reduces melatonin’s natural production, which increases drowsiness. Blue light negatively affects sleep patterns, and researchers recommend stopping looking at screens at least a half-hour before bed.

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Now that we have discussed what you can do to promote the environmental factors, let’s look at behavioral changes to encourage a good night’s sleep. One of the best things you can do is exercise regularly because it is the best natural sleep remedy. We suggest exercising in the morning or afternoon as exercise is a stimulant and could keep you awake if done too close to bedtime. Eating close to bedtime or having a large meal before bed affects your sleep. Finish eating meals at least 3 hours before bed. Create a sleep routine to shut the world out by employing gentle stretching, meditation, relaxing baths, or soaking your feet in hot water or a foot bath. If your mind is spinning and thinking of things you need to do, write them down to take them off your mind so that your body can relax. Alcohol can disrupt your sleep, so try non-alcoholic beverages at the end of the evening. Limit your caffeine and sugar intake beginning in the late afternoon, as these ingredients can make it hard to fall asleep. In addition, avoid fried foods and foods containing spices, citric, garlic, and onions, as they cause heartburn, making it challenging to sleep. However, if you must drink before bed, avoid sweet and caffeinated beverages; instead, try an herbal tea like fennel or chamomile to help you relax. However, drinking too much fluids right before bed can prevent a good night’s rest because of the need to urinate.

Researchers have discovered that regular napping can increase an individual’s risk of health conditions. Napping tends to improve individuals’ likelihood of waking up during the night. Taking long naps during the day can confuse your internal body clock, resulting in a toss-and-turn battle all night long. If you need an afternoon nap, take a short walk away from your working environment and drink a large glass of water. And lastly, Please do not work in bed! If anything is causing an individual to have an irregular sleep schedule, it is probably this. In addition, if individuals work in the same place they sleep, it can cause debilitating stress, as unresolved tension and worry bubble to the forefront of their minds. It’s far better to work through the day and feel tired at bedtime.

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CBD Wild Leaf™ offers Delta 8, another product that promotes sleep and flies off our shelves. Delta 8 is one of the over 144 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It is a THC product but not a psychoactive substance. It contains the cannabinoid that induces relaxation, not the psychoactive traits. It promotes relaxation and sleeps for most people. If tested for marijuana, you will test positive as the testing labs cannot distinguish between delta-8 and delta-9, the psychoactive cannabinoid. Delta 8 THC Gummies - Product Details (cbdwildleaf.com)

 

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In conclusion, you can implement several behavioral and physical things to improve your sleep quality and quantity. Research on CBD and THC on their effects on sleep disorders is still preliminary and suggests positive outcomes. Initial research has shown that high doses of CBD are sedating. To fully understand CBD and its effects, additional research is needed.

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