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Introduction to Insomnia

Insomnia affects many people around the world. Various studies have demonstrated that insomnia is quite prevalent. It is between 10-30% in the population, and sometimes as high as 50-60%. It can greatly affect day-to-day life and should not be overlooked. Not sleeping enough on a daily basis can affect your focus, concentration, and even the ability to be present during the day.

Looking to further understand insomnia and improve your quality of sleep? Keep reading to learn more!

Understanding Insomnia

Some characteristics of insomnia include finding it difficult to sleep, waking up several times during the night, still feeling tired after waking up, and lying awake at night. Insomnia can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging from emotional issues, environmental factors, or what you consume. Some of the reasons are stress, anxiety, depression, noise, or jet lag. Additionally, more environmental-related factors like uncomfortable beds or a room that is too hot or too cold can play a role.

Infographic on the causes of insomnia

Substances such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, or recreational drugs can also contribute to a feeling of sleeplessness and insomnia.

CBD is great for improving well-being. Although it is not a cure for insomnia it can be used to help promote overall balance in the body.

Improving Your Sleep Quality

Not getting enough sleep can be stressful and put a damper on your daily life. There are several easy things you can do to help your insomnia and develop better sleep habits. However, if your condition is severe or interfering with your everyday life it’s important to see a qualified medical professional.

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Here are a few simple lifestyle remedies you can try at home:

Maintain a sleep schedule: Try to have consistency when it comes to your bedtime and wake time, keeping them relatively the same. Maintain this schedule even on weekends if possible.

Exercise regularly: Work out regularly or just keep active throughout the day with a simple daily walk or small at-home workout. Make sure to avoid any stimulating exercise right before bedtime. Yoga is a great calming activity you can do before bedtime instead of a heavy workout.

Avoid or limit stimulants like caffeine and alcohol: Substances like caffeine and alcohol can be stimulating and make it more difficult to sleep, disrupting the natural circadian rhythm in the body. Try to limit these and instead opt for an herbal tea before bedtime.

Cannabidiol and Relaxation

There are many natural remedies and small adjustments you can make in your everyday life to help with insomnia. Although CBD is not a cure for insomnia it is great for promoting calm and for supporting daily well-being. It works by stimulating the endocannabinoid system and helps to calm the body.

Looking to try out some CBD? Our lower concentration CBD drops are perfect for new users while the stronger concentrations can be a great choice for more advanced users. Take a look to explore some options of high-quality CBD.

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