How much sleep are you getting?

Chances are, if you suffer from chronic pain or have another condition that impacts sleep, the answer is not enough!

We all struggle to fall or stay asleep from time to time, but if you have other conditions that make sleeping difficult, it can become a persistent problem that, if not managed, can creep into your day-to-day life and begin to impact your life quality overall.

An increasingly popular way to manage sleep is utilising CBD products – an effective alternative to over-the-counter medications.

But what is CBD? And how can it impact the quality of your sleep?

What is CBD? 

CBD is a compound of the cannabis Sativa plant. Now, don’t panic – it’s not the same as the stuff you roll up and smoke! CBD is free from toxicity and acts as a sedative treatment that works in harmony with your endocannabinoid system. This refers to a network of neurochemicals that regulates bodily functions like pain, sleep and emotions.

While the impact of CBD on sleep is still in its early stages of research, many studies have reported that CBD has a positive impact for those suffering from sleep disturbances. This is particularly prevalent if they are caused by other health conditions, like chronic pain, anxiety or restless leg syndrome.

CBD and Sleep 

As you’ll know, conditions like chronic pain or anxiety can interfere with sleep cycles. If you’re in pain in bed, this becomes the sole focus of your mind, making it difficult to fall and stay asleep. If this continues, you may begin to suffer from insomnia which, of course, will impact your day-to-day life. And it’s not just being tired. Memory, energy levels and mental health can all be impaired by a lack of sleep.

Anxiety works in a similar way – if you’re anxious at bedtime, you may struggle to fall asleep, leading to frustrating and uncomfortable periods of wakefulness during the night.

Because CBD works with the neurochemical system that regulates pain and emotions, it can reduce levels of both, meaning you may start to find dozing off a bit easier.

CBD is an excellent, plant-based alternative to sleep medications and may help treat the root of the problem (pain or anxiety, in this case), rather than the symptom.

Managing Sleep with Rolling with the Glen 

Here at Rolling with the Glen, we know just how important your sleep is. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, both of which affect the quality of my sleep. My day-to-day life is massively impacted when I’m sleeping badly, so regulating my sleep-wake cycle is always one of my main priorities.

In order to help others in a similar position, we offer our Calm, Sleep and Support range of CBD products, all designed to promote sleep in a safe, healthy way.

If you’re struggling to rest effectively and have tried and tested all the over-the-counter medications under the sun, consider CBD. Or, if you’d like to chat about your problems surrounding sleep or would simply like some more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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