Do you struggle with sleep? Welcome to the club of over 164 million Americans who report consistent struggles with catching their Zzzz’s. Sleep (or the lack thereof) is a national crisis— each night, hundreds of millions of people across the country are losing out on precious hours of rest, harming both their mental and physical wellbeing. The search for better sleep feels endless in a sea of prescription and over-the-counter drugs promising they can finally bring you the rest you need— so stop looking, and keep reading.
What Supplements Help with Sleep
If you experience difficulty falling and remaining asleep, incorporating a supplement containing botanicals such as valerian root or passionflower to your nightly routine may keep you from spending hours getting to bed, enhancing both the quality and quantity of your rest.
Valerian root, has been a staple of traditional healing for over 2,000 years, thought to act as a powerful sedative to the brain and while also promoting relaxation. Passionflower is a climbing vine with over 500 known species, most of which have potent healing benefits. Native Americans relied on the plant for spiritual ceremonies and their traditional healing.
Together, they contain compounds that decrease responses to environmental stressors—which means they are great for relaxing and managing stress levels. Doubtful at first? These supplements work best with continuous use, meaning you might not start feeling its effects until one or two weeks of consistent use.
Still unsure about natural supplements for better sleep? Try nature’s most common sleep aid that’s conveniently sold at your neighborhood pharmacy: melatonin.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the human body, its rise and fall are what helps you feel sleepy at night and (hopefully) alert in the mornings. In a perfect world, our bodies produce enough melatonin to properly regulate our sleep-wake cycle— unfortunately, most people need some help in this department— and that’s where melatonin products come in. Melatonin comes in a variety of forms including gummies, capsules, and tablets, but what’s important to remember is consistency and dosage. Moderation is key, don’t go overboard! Most experts recommend taking 1-3 milligrams of melatonin one to two hours before intended sleep— taking too much can actually undermine its effects and leave you feeling more alert.
How to Use CBD Oil for Sleep
To understand the impact CBD may have on healthy sleep patterns, it’s important to first start with an understanding of the Endocannabinoid System. If you’re not yet familiar with the Endocannabinoid System, let’s get you up to speed. In short, the ECS is an essential, complex system that regulates everything from sleep patterns to fertility. There are hundreds of millions of cannabis receptors in the human body, responsive to both THC and CBD. And although the two chemicals interact very differently with the body, the ECS is what makes it possible for cannabis-derived products to promote better wellness.
CBD can be an effective supplement for better sleep due to its properties that may support stress reduction and inflammation in the body. Most people fail to recognize the external factors that are getting between them and better sleep—CBD may act as a middleman between your body and these outside stressors, and allow your mind and body to drift into a restful sleep.
Here at Social, we believe natural ingredients are the best way to achieving mental and physical wellness. When we created our Rest Gel Capsules, we ditched the harmful additives and opted for some of nature’s best rest remedies. Take one before bedtime, and enjoy the benefits of pure hemp-derived CBD, passionflower, and valerian root—designed to promote the best, most refreshing rest possible. Seriously, don’t sleep on these!
And it doesn’t end there, we also have a few more products that may help you get the best rest possible. Whether you’re into CBD drops or CBD infused topicals, there’s something for every sleep struggler.
Ali Sakai, our Digital Partnership Manager, says “The Lavender Isolate CBD Drops are a must-have before bed—I’ll take a few drops before I start reading my book and next thing I know I’m relaxed and ready for a full nights rest!”. Not only do they smell amazing, but these drops contain natural sleep supplements like chamomile and passionflower that promote better rest; these drops are perfect for drizzling into your nightly cup of tea, or just squeeze directly into your mouth.
Looking to treat the mind and body? Try out our new Rest CBD Body Lotion—infused with powerful sleep supplements like magnesium and arnica to maximize relaxation— along with ultra-moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil. It smells great too, thanks to notes of lavender, bergamot, and chamomile. “This lotion makes it easy to destress and decompress before bed. It really soothes any feelings of restlessness that threaten to disturb my sleep,” says Basha Gitnes, our Performance Marketing Manager. Another one of her favorite’s: Relax Lavender Vape Pen which gives the benefits of lavender essential oils and CBD in one convenient pen.
There’s no single solution for better sleep, but beginning with nature’s best rest remedies isn’t a bad first step. It all starts with a sleep supplement you can trust, and one that meets your individual sleep needs, dosages, and product type. Stop losing out on those precious Zzzz’s and start committing to yourself, your sleep, and a better lifestyle—choose rest.