Sleep is something many of us take for granted. We go about our day and when we lay down at night, we easily fall asleep. However, for many people, sleep is a nightly battle. Roughly 30% of the general population have reported having difficulty falling asleep, waking during the night, waking too early, or waking unrefreshed. So, what can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
According to the Sleep Foundation, you should…
- Exercise regularly, about six hours before you want to sleep.
- Avoid napping.
- Go to sleep and wake at the same time every day.
- Save your worries for the daytime. (If concerns come to mind in bed, write them down in a “worry” book, then close the book until the morning).
- Select a relaxing bedtime ritual, like a hot bath or listening to calming music.
But what happens when you feel like you’ve tried these options but to no avail? Some people turn to prescription sleep aids or OTC sleep aids that can be purchased without a prescription. But all of these have side effects and they are not long-term solutions for many people … luckily there are alternatives.
Natural alternatives could be an option for people. For example, the natural ingredients valerian and melatonin have research suggesting that they could help. Aromatherapy with lavender can also be helpful. In addition, the American Sleep Association has noted that “some research indicates that the cannabinoid CBD may interact with specific receptors, potentially affecting the sleep/wake cycle.”
Our Be Sleepy topical CBD lotion could be helpful for people looking for natural products to enrich their sleep potential. In addition to 1,000 mg of CBD, Be Sleepy contains valerian, melatonin, and lavender for a delightful relaxing aromatherapy experience. It could enhance your sleep potential!!
No matter what you choose to do to get a better night’s sleep, remember that it is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves to get the most out of every day!
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