Sleep is probably the least utilized tool for getting our health together. In fact, the New York Times just recommended improved sleep habits as one of the top three guards against Alzheimer's disease. No one wants to clog up their life with sedatives though, and Ambien is just plain scary, so now there’s a new natural way to induce sweet dreams. CBD oil has increasingly been shown to aid in sleep.
The non-psychoactive compound that is taking the wellness movement by storm has been touted for its help with inflammation, anxiety and depression. And now it’s helping insomniacs everywhere get some rest. CBD calms the body and the mind. It’s a way to get some sleep without the side effects of pharmaceutical sleep aids, and without the “hangover” effects many give.
Just take CBD products, like Swissx, the purest CBD available, an hour before bedtime. Add ½ a dropper of valerian root tincture to give the sleep aid powers a boost.
Dr. Michael Breus, known as The Sleep Doctor on the Dr. Oz show, says, “CBD may help reduce REM behavior disorder in people with Parkinson’s disease. REM behavior disorder is a condition that causes people to act out physically during dreaming and REM sleep. Typically, during REM, the body is largely paralyzed, a state known as REM atonia. This immobilization keeps sleepers from reacting physically to their dreams. In REM behavior disorder, this paralysis doesn’t occur, leaving people free to move—which can lead to disruptive sleep and to injuring themselves or their sleeping partners. Cannabis may also work to reduce pain and improve sleep quality in people with Parkinson’s disease. CBD may help improve REM sleep abnormalities in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”
But really all kinds of people can benefit from better sleep--who doesn’t lie awake worrying at night once in a while? CBD oils like Swissx can reduce anxiety of all kinds, making sure you’re not counting sheep all night.