Unfortunately, insomnia is a common complaint when it comes to sleep, and it causes a massive strain on one’s work, social and personal life. As a matter of fact, a staggering one out of four people develop insomnia every year!
Cases can range from mild to severe, but all are equally frustrating. People can develop insomnia that only lasts a night or two or worse, they can have chronic insomnia, which can affect them for long bouts of time. The exact cause for this wicked, energy-sucking sleep disorder has not been discovered by researchers, but what we do know is that stress, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, eating late at night, and using technology right before bed can all contribute to the quality of one’s sleep. While changing habits can and will help, it’s super challenging for most people people to turn off the gears and distractions from everyday life so that they can get a good night’s sleep.
Traditional treatments for insomnia include light therapy, counseling, change of eating/drinking habits, relaxation techniques, sleep restriction, and both over-the-counter and prescription medication. Most of which are only recommended to be used for a short time.
One another emerging treatment has been found to be effective, but for obvious reasons (pharma companies hate it) not readily promoted by traditional health care providers.
We’re talking about CBD oil — the hottest natural medicine on the planet. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring chemical from the cannabis plant. CBD does not cause the high that is associated with THC. And with Lively Owl CBD oil, we delete 100% of THC from our product. Sure, it costs us more, but it gives our users peace of mind that they won’t fail a drug test or experience a “high” feeling.
CBD oil creates a calming and relaxing affect on the human body and mind. It interacts with a variety of chemicals and proteins in the brain that control all aspects of our daily functions. These interactions causes reactions with neurotransmitters, hormones and the body’s other cell types which cause sometimes profound changes in the body, including one’s sleep cycle and the relief of anxiety and stress.
It also affects dopamine levels in the bloodstream. As a result, CBD oil improves insomnia and increases overall sleep amounts. Additionally, CBD oil causes people to spend more time in the deeper stages of sleep, which gives our bodies the time to heal, detoxify and repair whatever is broken. Oddly enough, if taken during the daytime in smaller does, it can also reduce daytime sleepiness. If pain is the culprit causing your insomnia, CBD oil also relieves pain, which obviously leads to better sleep.
Using CBD oil has few side effects. Unlike prescription sleeping pills, CBD is not addictive. There is also very little concern of overdose. Another benefit of using CBD for insomnia is that it causes no harm to the body. Sleeping medication can be damaging to the liver and other vital organs. And that’s never good.
Additionally, using this oil does not cause one to wake up still feeling tired or groggy (unlike 99% of sleep medications). You can wake up actually feeling refreshed and ready for your day!
Even better, unlike some sleeping medication, the body does not grow tolerant of the effects of CBD, so you can use it long-term and still get a good night’s sleep every night.
This stuff is nothing short of a miracle cure for insomnia, and while we always recommend talking to your doctor first, keep in mind that CBD oil is a readily available, 100% organic and highly effective weapon in your anti-insomnia war chest.