How tired are you right now? If you’re like many of us, your answer probably lands somewhere between slightly sleep-deprived to completely exhausted. Roughly 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders and more and more are seeking natural alternatives to help them get their sleep patterns back on track.
Sleep troubles stem from a wide range of underlying issues including anxiety, stress, or those annoying achy feelings. Because of this, there is truly no one-size-fits-all solution. While we believe CBD can be a safe and effective solution to help you get more zzz’s, we at Social CBD encourage you to incorporate other healthy sleeping habits to really feel the effectiveness of CBD for sleep support.
To figure out what products might be best for you, check out our three-step guide below.
1. Identify your main sleep issues
When you’re deciding on a course of treatment, first ask yourself whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. When it comes to taking CBD for sleep, there are a range of products from short-acting which can help you fall asleep fast, to long-acting which can help you stay asleep, so you’ll want to be sure that you choose a product that best suits your particular needs.
Looking for something a bit more fast-acting? Our Relax Lavender CBD Vape Pen makes a great option for those looking for some serious relaxation right before they fall asleep. Have no problem falling asleep, but tend to wake up throughout the night? Our Sleep | Blackberry Mint CBD Gummies can help! Or If CBD isn’t really your thing, then try our Sleep | Pomegranate Cherry Gummies which are packed full of Melatonin, L-Tryptophan, and Vitamin B6 to help you get that restful night’s sleep you’re currently missing.
2. Integrate CBD into your sleep hygiene routine
Establishing a pre-bedtime routine — aka practicing good “sleep hygiene” can help you to fall asleep more easily, stay asleep throughout the night, and when you incorporate CBD into this practice you may notice better sleep quality overall.
For best results, we recommend taking your preferred CBD dose anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes before you’d like to fall asleep, then go about your usual nighttime routine. One easy way to help regulate your sleep is to create a bedtime ritual for yourself.
Try putting down your phone and shutting off the TV an hour before you snuggle up between the sheets. Practice meditation if that’s your jam, diffuse a calming essential oil blend, dim the lights, and give yourself a little massage with our Rest CBD Body Lotion and let the soothing aromas of lavender, chamomile, and bergamot wisp you away to Dreamland.
3. Start small, increase slowly and keep track of your dosings and sleep patterns
Ever heard of Microdosing? Microdosing is a technique that involves taking a very small amount of a substance on a regular schedule in order to test its physiological effects. If you’re new to CBD, this may be a great way to better understand the effects that it will have on your body before you begin a full regiment. The key is to find your sweet-spot dose so that you’re taking enough to help you sleep, but not taking more than you need. It’s all about balance!
Along those same lines, it’s important to keep track of your dosings and how you feel. We recommend keeping a sleep journal, even something as simple as keeping a notepad by your bedside where you record how much CBD you took at night and how you feel in the morning.
No matter what your sleep ailment, we’ve got you covered with our EssentialRest™ line.