Conditions that cause poor sleep:
Our busy lives and racing minds often make up at least one of the reasons we lie asleep at night when we should be in dreamland, but other conditions and factors contribute as well:
- Consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or too close to bedtime.
- Overindulging in alcoholic beverages especially close to bedtime contribute to sleep disturbances.
- Chronic pain makes it difficult to get to sleep.
- Autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia prevent getting into the REM stage of sleep.
- Inadequate preparation for sleep as in watching violent or disturbing television programs.
Problems with insufficient sleep:
In addition to not feeling or looking our best, a Harvard Study found six specific issues that inadequate sleep cause:
1. Metabolism slows down with lack of sleep making weight gain likely and losing weight more difficult.
2. You may find your disposition or mood compromised with insufficient sleep, possibly leading to depression or anxiety.
3. Cognitive functions such as learning and memory suffer from not enough sleep.
4. Safety, in general, comes into play with inadequate rest, but especially with driving and operating machinery.
5. Heart health depends on proper sleep.
6. Insufficient sleep compromises the immune system thereby encouraging disease in general.
What is CBD hemp oil?
CBD hemp oil and other cannabidiol products derive from the cannabis plant high in CBDs. The extraction method varies but may include CO2 extraction or infusion in alcohol or nonalcoholic carrier oil. Sometimes flavored and diluted it has both internal and external uses.
CBD oil does not typically contain any tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and will not make you high. Though both hemp and marijuana hail from the cannabis sativa plant, a marijuana plant contains between .5 and 30% THC while the hemp plant must contain less than .3% THC.
How does CBD work?
Like all cannabinoids, CBD hemp oil and cannabidiol products works with the body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS discovery came during research in the eighties conducted to determine why cannabis was helpful for so many conditions. Made up of a series of acidic endogenous molecules throughout the body, the ECS provides balance or homeostasis to the body.
Since the cannabis plant has the same system as the ECS, it can help achieve balance when poor health habits or disease have compromised the ECS. The cannabis works at the cellular level when it reaches C1 and C2 receptors and sends the appropriate signal to achieve homeostasis.