Your Guide to the Perfect Night’s Sleep.



What aspect of fitness is almost as overlooked as recovery? SLEEP! We’ve been told about the importance of sleep all our lives, but ⅓ of Americans don’t get enough of it, and more importantly, a whopping 68% of people don’t get a good night’s sleep every night.

For a quick, top-level read on why sleep is your secret weapon, check out this blog. We’re going to break it down even further in this blog, and give you tips for achieving the perfect night’s sleep.

 

 

There are a variety of different reasons people may not be getting enough sleep. Whether you have a late night in the office, binge-watch your favorite late-night show, or feel that there just aren’t enough hours in a day, it’s really important to start prioritizing sleep for your overall health and wellbeing.

 

 

WHY YOU NEED THOSE Z’s

 

Your Overall Cognitive Function Depends on It

There is a direct correlation between sleep and cognitive function. As mentioned in our previous sleep blog, losing just two hours of sleep can impact your productivity to the same extent as losing a full night’s sleep! Here’s what you can expect when getting under 7 hours of sleep: 

  • Lack of focus: A new study found that sleep loss can actually contribute to “selective attention.” This essentially hinders your ability to focus as your more susceptible to distractions.
  • Memory: Sleep deprivation and memory are long-time enemies. This is because your retention and consolidation of information actually occurs when you enter a deep sleep–which many people have difficulty achieving. 

 

It will Reduce Stress

This is a big one! Sleep and stress are two peas in a pod. Lack of sleep can cause increased mental and physical stress, and mental and physical stress can also cause sleep deprivation. When you’re stressed, you’re more likely to lay awake analyzing your stressors: That big presentation tomorrow, the race approaching next week, etc. Nearly 43% of adults reported experiencing this at least once a month. A lack of sleep can cause irritability, lack of cognitive functions and a variety of factors that contribute to increased stress and anxiety. 

 

You’ll Experience Improved Calorie Regulation

There is a growing body of research that suggests a correlation between sleep and calorie consumption. When you get insufficient or irregular sleep, your hormones responsible for hunger and appetite are affected, influencing your body’s regulation of food intake. 

 

…And Athletic Performance

Sleep is an extremely crucial aspect of fitness, for a variety of reasons. Sufficient sleep will strengthen your mental strength, alertness, reaction times, coordination, among many other things. “Sleep is food for the brain, sleep is fuel for exercise.” says James Maas, author of ‘Sleep to Win!,’ “sleep is not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and not a necessity. If you sleep longer and better, you can be a better athlete overnight.” All in all, adding sleep to your workout schedule isn’t a bad move. 

 

 

YOUR GUIDE TO THE PERFECT NIGHT’S SLEEP.

Although you now know a few of the main reasons to prioritize sleep, it may be easier said than done. About 35% don’t reach the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night, and nearly 25% of Americans suffer from insomnia. Here are our tips for achieving the perfect night’s sleep:

 

1) Remove all screens from your bedtime routine 

Sleep is an extremely crucial aspect of fitness, for a variety of reasons. Sufficient sleep will strengthen your mental strength, alertness, reaction times, coordination, among many other things. “Sleep is food for the brain, sleep is fuel for exercise.” says James Maas, author of ‘Sleep to Win!,’ “sleep is not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and not a necessity. If you sleep longer and better, you can be a better athlete overnight.” All in all, adding sleep to your workout schedule isn’t a bad move. 

 

2) CBD, CBD, CBD!

CBD and sleep are best friends. Some of our biggest customer responses involve improvement in their sleeping patterns.

Here’s how it works:

  • You have an Endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces endocannabinoids throughout the body. These compounds help to regulate a number of different systems throughout the body (eating patterns,  inflammation responses, stress and anxiety, and most importantly: SLEEP)! 
  • When you take CBD, you’re supplementing your body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids, further supporting these processes. 
  • There is growing research that CBD directly interacts with receptors in your brain that regulate your sleeping patterns. Furthermore, CBD can help to ease anxieties and stress that keeps so many of us awake at night.

How to take CBD for sleep:  

Because our CBD Sports Cream and CBD Lotion are designed to provide topical relief of pain and inflammation, you should take our CBD Oils or gummies if you’re looking to see noticeable differences in your sleep.

There are two things to remember with CBD ingestibles: 

#1: Start low and go slow: we recommend starting with 1ml each night before bed. No two people are the same and CBD affects everyone differently. It’s important to start with a lower dosage and continue to add until you find what’s right for you.

#2: Consistency is key: It’s even more crucial to take CBD oils or gummies on a consistent basis. By taking CBD oil consistently, you are building up the level of cannabinoid receptors in the body, resulting in a more active and effective ECS. So make sure you’re taking the oil each day for the full effect.

 

3) Keep it Consistent

This is important. Oftentimes we try to make up for our lack of sleep during the week on the weekends. It’s important you get to sleep on time during the week as well so you can help to regulate and carve out your body’s internal clock. Tomorrow night, try pushing your bedtime an hour earlier, stick to that alarm through the weekend and see how you feel in a week. 

 

 

4) Trade your HIIT Class for Yoga or Meditation

This is important. Oftentimes we try to make up for our lack of sleep during the week on the weekends. It’s important you get to sleep on time during the week as well so you can help to regulate and carve out your body’s internal clock. Tomorrow night, try pushing your bedtime an hour earlier, stick to that alarm through the weekend and see how you feel in a week. 

 

 

5) Take a Bath, Resilience Style. 

Both our Revive and Recover bath bombs are designed to soothe mental and physical stress. Not only does the overall ambiance of a bath bomb promote a peaceful, relaxing experience, but each ingredient in the bath bombs were hand-selected to improve the overall recovery process and improve sleep. If you’ve had a long day or have trouble sleeping–skip scrolling for a soak in the tub. These bath bombs will work wonders for your sleep routine. 

 

 

Sweet Dreams!

For any further questions on how you can use CBD to improve your sleep quality, drop us a note on our contact page or Contact@ResilienceCBD.com

 

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