It’s Time to Reset the Clock!
Know the right answers to improve your sleep in 2020
Did you know?
80% of us have difficulty sleeping one night a week (according to Consumer reports, National Sleep Foundation)
36% of 18 – 29 year olds have difficulty getting up in the morning
22% are late to school or work due to sleepiness
40% sleep at school or work at least two days a week
According to the National Safety Foundation, 60% of 18-29 year olds have driven while drowsy and 25% have dozed off while driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that “Drowsiness has been the cause of 100,000 traffic crashes each year, killing more than 1,500 Americans and injuring another 71,000.
Lack of sleep can have serious mental and physical challenges:
Difficulty controlling emotions
Inability to think abstractly
Absenteeism from work or school
Sleep is the need of the hour
Everyone requires a good 8 hours of sleep, with a balance of 5-6 cycles each of light sleep and deep sleep. Deep sleep is where our body regenerates itself, our kidneys detoxify the body and our cells repair themselves.The deepest stage of sleep is called the REM stage. An ideal night’s sleep would include 5-6 cycles of REM sleep.
Unfortunately, sleep is becoming more and more a rare thing today in this fast-paced world, and ignored as a necessary measure to maintain good health. Lack of sleep is BAD. So if one of your resolutions this year is to take time our for yourself to relax, take a breather and get some much deserved sleep, Dr. Sharma has just the answer for you!
Begin with the Basics:
Circadian rhythms & CBD
A circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. CBD and terpenes, can help recover the ideal circadian rhythms that we may have lost due to work, anxiety or stress. For example, people who are close to 40 and over 40 find it more difficult to sleep and easier to wake up. This is where CBD can help recover our circadian rhythms
Kaiser Sleep Study, 2019 – When studying the effects of CBD on anxiety and sleep, results showed that the subjects’ levels of anxiety decreased and their ability to sleep improved.
The Science of Sleep & CBD
As discussed in the last episode of CBD101, there are receptors in the brain that help with de-stressing, reducing anxiety and helping with sleep. One of the receptors, GABAA is a negative neurotransmitter and helps decrease stress and anxiety. Cannabinoids are shown to have increased engagement with GABAA receptors and activity in the brain.
Terpenes also have similar effects on the brain. Limonene found in ALLUR Broad Spectrum Tincture interacts with receptors in the brain and may help in the long term to recover the sleep that you have lost.
CBD & Sleep FAQs
❓What is the most common reason that people don’t sleep better now?
People these days go to bed with their phones. Almost anyone you know is guilty of this. These days people are continuously engaged on their phones on some social media platform or the other. We scroll people’s Instagram Stories endlessly or watch YouTube video to fall asleep. In such a situation, it is a good practice to keep your phone away for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour before going to bed.
If you have a big day coming up that you’re nervous or stressed about, focus on winning that day instead of displacing feelings of unnecessary stress. Try ALLUR Broad Spectrum to help you focus, relax and get a good night’s rest in preparation for the next day.
❓What are the physical and psychological effects of lack of sleep?
Fatigue, drowsiness, prone to be easily frustrated. You may also experience mood swings, inability to complete tasks and tardiness.
❓What is considered a decent night’s sleep?
8 hours. Your body needs to be in the deepest state of sleep every night to heal and repair itself.
❓Can CBD help you fall asleep?
Yes, CBD may assist in repairing your Circadian rhythm in balancing and restoring your sleep cycle.
❓Can CBD help with deeper sleep?
Once you get into your Circadian rhythm with CBD, you may be able to fall into deeper stages of sleep over time and through continuous use of CBD.
❓What is the recommended dosage of ALLUR Broad Spectrum Tincture to help with better sleep?
For people who want better sleep at night – take half to one full dropper in the day for pain relief. At night, us one full dropper, 45 minutes before sleep.
Along with this, practice a healthy night routine. Eat at least 2-3 hours before bed, put your phone down 45 minutes to 1 hour before bed, read a book, relax or practice effective breathing and meditation to fall asleep naturally.
Monitor with measurement
Get real results with real data. Use your tuw™ Smartwatch to track the progress of your improving sleep cycles with the help of ALLUR CBD. Let that be your personal data-driven testimony of just how CBD can improve your sleep!
Watch episode 10 linked below to learn the science behind how CBD can help you get those much needed ZZZ’s!
The statements made in the CBD 101 series have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ALLUR is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please consult your physician before use.