Insomnia is a sleep disorder that effects 31% of people in the UK, with symptoms like trouble getting to sleep, waking up often during the night and finding it hard to go back to sleep again. Lack of a good night sleep is often caused by anxiety and stress, but ironically being tired can make these problems worse. So, you can see that it’s easy to get stuck in a vicious cycle.
First, it’s important to understand what’s causing your lack of sleep. Is it because you have a lot of external factors going on that is causing you stress? Or, is it something internal that’s causing you deeper problems, such as depression or anxiety?
If you do struggle to sleep because of anxiety or depression, it may be beneficial to give CBD a try. There are studies to show that it helps to relax your mind and body, and therefore allowing you to enter a more sleep-like state when you go to bed. Once you’ve had one or two good nights sleep, you may feel less anxious about going to bed, which will help you get out of that horrible cycle of dreading bedtime.
CBD Oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Unlike other medications that are prescribed by the doctors, CBD has no adverse side effects that may hinder a patient’s sleep. In fact, it’s relaxing properties will be all the more useful to you if your pains have caused you to have regularly disturbed sleep.
CALM BEFORE BED
Try to be mindful about what you do before you go to bed and how this could have a negative effect on your sleep. It’s advisable not to use your phone before you sleep, as the blue light stops the production of melatonin, the hormone that makes you feel tired. If there’s a lot of background noise from your road outside then you can try sleeping with earplugs, and if there’s a light that’s keeping you up, an eye mask can make a massive improvement to your quality of sleep.
MUSIC AND MEDITATION
Whilst CBD can be used to help with the anxiety that external stress causes to your body, there are other things that you can add to your night-time routine to help you get a good night’s sleep. To help get your mind off the stress of daily life and unwind when you get into bed, there are plenty of insomnia music playlists that can be found on Spotify or other music streaming sites. These consist of specially made noises to help your body switch off and calm down. Meditation tracks can have the same effects.
Using CBD oil alongside a good bedtime routine can be beneficial for anyone, no matter what’s keeping you awake. To see if we can help improve your insomnia, why not try DR CBD Rx today?