You’re watching late night infomercials, checking the clock, scrolling through social media, checking the clock again and counting down the hours you have left till your alarm goes off. You tried everything. A warm glass of milk (gross). A marathon viewing of CSPAN (boring). A meditation app on your phone (useless). I probably speak for most of you when I say I need more sleep. Like, a lot more. I know I should, and we all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. You’re not exhausted. You’re better performing at work. You’re not reliant on an IV drip of caffeine all day.
While the benefits of sleep are obvious, the serious health risks from chronic sleep deprivation are gaining more attention in the news. On top of the potentially harmful and addictive sleep meds many Americans rely on for a good night’s rest, others are turning to non-habit forming and natural ways to improve their sleep. If you’ve been let down by other sleep aids or are in the market for a natural way to doze off,, CBD may be your ticket to getting more zzz’s. CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. Studies show that CBD could increase overall sleep amounts, and improve insomnia, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain. If you fit the bill for being chronically (or even borderline) sleep deprived, explore your options. If you live in state where CBD is legal, perhaps consult a medical professional to see if CBD could aid in your sleep. Catching more hours won’t just reduce your monthly Starbucks bill, it could help you live a longer life.