Dealing with Insomnia, Sleep Deprivation & Fatigue
Our bodies depend on sleep. Without it, the brain cannot function properly. Sleep plays a major role in regulating our central nervous system. Sleep allows your body and mind to recharge, which is crucial to living a healthy life.1
Roughly one third of adults in the United States do not get enough sleep. 30 percent of the adults report getting less than six hours of sleep daily, which is below the recommended eight hours of sleep.1
Getting enough sleep helps fortify your immune system which is needed to fight off illness. Proper sleep strengthens your heart and lowers your risk for major health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Getting the correct amount of sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. It can reduce stress and can improve mood, lowering risk for depression. According to sleep experts at Scofa.com, good sleep allows the brain to consolidate memories and sharpens cognitive functions, such as decision-making, judgment, problem-solving, and planning abilities.2
What are signs of sleep deprivation?
Besides being overly tired, are there ways to know if you’ve reached sleep deprivation levels? Look for signs of increased irritability, lack of energy, trouble staying awake, trouble thinking straight or concentrating, headaches, twitchy or puffy eyes.1
Tips to sleep well:
- Exercise- Moderate aerobic exercise can increase your ability for deep sleep. It can also up your mood and decompress your mind, which both help with sleep. Just make sure to end your workout or activity hours before bed to give the mind time to wind down.3
- Changes in your diet and lifestyle- Consuming caffeine or alcohol before bed can disrupt your sleep. Also consider giving up nicotine. Multiple studies point to smokers not getting restful sleep, suffering from the stimulative effect of nicotine, having nighttime withdrawals, and having issues with exacerbated asthma or sleep apnea.4
- Unplug to unwind- Light from devices stimulate the brain, making it harder to fall asleep and sleep well. Ditch the screen time within an hour before bed. Create a relaxing wind down routine.5
- Get comfy- Getting the right mattress, pillow, and bedding can make all the difference. Keep the room temperature comfortable. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a temperature around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Consider using black out curtains or sleep with a little warm light. Find what works best for you.3
- Stick to a consistent sleep and wake time Sleep works best when you follow a consistent sleep schedule. Consistency allows your body’s circadian rhythm to adjust, leading to a consistent sleep-wake pattern Also, keep your bedroom dark, quiet and cool to create a comfortable sleeping environment.2
Research shows that CBD has a calming effect on the nervous system. It decreases the levels of cortisol, which in turn boosts your mood and reduces stress and anxiety. A study that was posted on the National Library of Medicine used CBD to treat people who were struggling with anxiety and sleep. 79.9% of people’s anxiety improved, and 66.7% reported improved sleep in the first month.1,5,6
Restful sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, it’s time to make some changes. Never start treatment with any supplement before talking with your healthcare provider. If you’re looking towards CBD as a possible solution, EarthSpring is here to help. After years of research and development, Luna’s proprietary mix of all-natural cannabinoids, sedative terpenes, and essential oils are formulated to react naturally with the body to impact restful sleep. For more information on Luna, you can review our frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this amazing product here.
LEGAL DISCLOSURE: The FDA has not evaluated the above statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents.
1. Sleep Foundation (sleepfoundation.org)
2. SCOFA: Better Sleep, Better Health (Scofa.com)
3. Johns Hopkins Medicine (hopkinsmedicine.org)
4. US Department of Health and Human Services (Health.gov)
5. National Library of Medicine (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
6. Good RX (goodrx.com)
7. EarthSpring (earthspringhealing.com)