Reasons you’re not getting sleep

Getting quality sleep is essential for our bodies to function properly. Even though we are physically asleep, our body is still awake, working hard for us to reset and start the next day refreshed and capable of taking on tasks at hand. When we do not get the sleep our body is requiring, our bodies will not be able to work how we need them to to get us through the day. Not getting sleep can have an enormous impact on our mental and physical health, even our quality of life. So why are so many adults suffering from symptoms of insomnia when the outcome affects our day-to-day life? 

 

Why is sleep so important for your brain?

When we sleep, our brain finally has the chance to renew and repair itself after a long day of constantly working. Free radicals can damage our brain cells and when we sleep, our body releases enzymes that can reverse the damage that occurred during the day. Along with that, our body also releases growth hormones that assist with tissue growth and repair, flush out toxins from our brains, and restore memories. And lastly, an interesting study also reported the levels of beta-amyloid in our brain decrease during sleep and might help decrease/delay Alzheimer’s. (beta-amyloid is the protein that builds up in the brains of patients that have Alzheimer’s.)

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Waking up and finding it difficult to fall back asleep
  • Spending a portion of the night lying awake worrying you won’t fall asleep
  • A pattern of interrupted or broken sleep that doesn’t refresh you

How does stress affect sleep?

Whether it is good stress or bad stress, it’s inevitable to escape. The good thing is, that there are ways to help manage stress. If you’re not sleeping well, it’s mostly because of stress going on within the body. That is why it’s so important to get a good night’s rest so your body can reset and be at its best when the next day comes around. Carrying on too much stress can cause even more problems, especially when it comes to your body physically and mentally. 

 

Can screen time on cellphones and tv decrease quality of sleep?

Another reason you could not be getting the best quality of sleep is because of the world we live in when it comes to technology. Almost everyone in America has a cell phone or television, and the way we Americans use it could be considered unhealthy if no discipline is in place. Many people are in front of a screen for more than 5 hours a day and that isn’t the best for our eyes. Looking at a screen for so long can affect our eyesight and brain waves when it comes to bedtime. Your brain needs time to take a break, but if someone is watching too much television or on their phone before bed can not only cause a sleepless night, but again, it can cause problems with our eyes. Just like anything we consume, too much of anything is not the best for us. Keeping the blue screen from technology down to a minimum while decreasing the brightness and turning off all electronics 30 minutes before bed could help increase positive sleeping patterns

 

Caffeine still active

Let’s be honest, sometimes we need an energy booster to get us through the day. From drinking energy drinks to the secret menu from your favorite coffee shop, caffeine has been helping people keep their energy alive when needed. The need for caffeine can soon turn into a vicious cycle of consuming so much that it’s hard to fall asleep at night, to drinking more caffeine the following day for energy due to the lack of sleep. Drinking caffeine can also increase the chances of a crash throughout the day, to the point more caffeine is consumed to keep from feeling so groggy. Although it may be good at the moment, it can have side effects of sleeping problems if too much is consumed.

 

Ready to get quality sleep?

Researchers say that CBD improves sleep because it tackles the root causes of insomnia. A PubMed article that was published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and or reduce anxiety. The research participants were given 25 mg of CBD every day in capsule form. Within the first month, 79.2% of the participants reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7% reported better sleep. 

Many of our CBD products may possibly help with sleepless nights, especially if taken daily. The fan favorite of Dr. Peace Lily products is our sleep gummies! It has a combination of natural ingredients that help with sleep that include chamomile extract, lemon balm, passionflower, CBN, and of course CBD. 

Our Full spectrum sleep capsules, the strongest product on our product line, are also amazing when it comes to sleep. Both products are vegan friendly and help you relax all night long.

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