Getting Sleepy? CBD and melatonin
by Bay Mountain AG
You’re Getting Sleepy
By Deborah L
Bay Mountain AG
You’ve tried everything to help fall asleep, but nothing’s working. Then you start a vicious cycle of anxiety and sleepiness. We’ve all been in this situation.
For a natural way to fall asleep you might consider trying CBD sleep gummies.
There is a lot of buzz about how sleep gummies with CBD and/or Melatonin work with your body. Below is a general explanation that can help you understand their differences and how they work.
CBD is the main cannabinoid in the Hemp plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system, which helps your body maintain a state of balance or homeostasis. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high (unlike THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the main cannabinoid in Marijuana).
CBD helps address some of the causes of insomnia by reducing anxiety levels, soothing chronic pain, muscle relaxation, nervous system relaxation, and promoting feelings of calm. Many people find CBD oil relaxing.
Melatonin is a hormone your body makes naturally in your pineal gland in response to daylight. Melatonin itself won’t make you sleepy. It works with your circadian rhythm, which is your body’s internal clock, telling you when it’s time for sleep.
Your melatonin levels start to rise when it’s dark outside, signaling to your body its time to sleep. They then decrease in the morning when it’s light outside, signaling it is time to wake up. Melatonin also binds brain receptors to reduce nerve activity and can help reduce levels pf dopamine, a hormone that helps you stay awake.
Because melatonin helps prepare you for sleep, people who don’t make enough of it at night have trouble falling asleep. There is evidence that taking melatonin before bed decreases the time it takes you to fall asleep and may counteract jet lag.
Both CBD oil and Melatonin help induce the sleep cycle but work in different ways. CBD has general calming powers and Melatonin works to maintain your body’s circadian rhythm. Both oils are safe and compatible in sleep aides as natural alternatives to help maintain sleep and used together in a combination to address a wider variety of sleep problems.
Before trying sleep aides, it is best to implement healthy sleep habits such as having a regular sleep schedule, limiting caffeine consumption, and reducing your exposure to light and electronic devices before bed.
It’s also important to have a quality product and provider. Bay Mountain Ag has sleep gummies to promote sleep and relaxation made with our own premium hemp that we grow on our farm. (Each piece has 25 mg CBD and 2 mg melatonin and no THC). Please contact us or our website for ordering information, ingredients list, and third-party analysis.
While both CBD and Melatonin are considered safe people come in different sizes, and have different health issues. You should talk to a health care professional to review any concerns before trying CBD or Melatonin.
For a good night’s sleep, visit Bay Mountain Ag.com to check out our sleep gummies!