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Does CBD Promote Relaxation?

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

You might have heard that the use of Cannabidiol, or CBD, can help with pain and anxiety, but did you know that it may provide some benefits when it comes to sleep? If you are someone who struggles to fall and stay asleep at night, you understand how difficult life can be running on too little rest. Sleep helps you maintain a strong immune system, prevents depression, improves productivity, among many other benefits, according to Medical News Today. At Northern Extracts, your wellbeing is our top priority, and if you are missing out on these benefits due to lack of sleep, you may want to try one of our quality CBD products before going to bed.

The statistics

Sleep is an essential component of physical and mental health. We’ve been hearing for years how important it is to get your eight hours every night, but the reality is that a lot of us are getting significantly less than that. According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder, insomnia being the most common disorder. While the association recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night for adults, it also reports that 35.3% of adults get less than seven hours of sleep per day.

So how can you get the quality sleep that your body needs every night? Many people resort to either over the counter or prescription medications, but a lot of these can be habit forming and bring with them a number of unwanted side effects. If you are looking for a natural way to fall asleep faster and stay asleep, you might benefit from taking CBD.

How can CBD help you sleep?

On their website, the American Sleep Association explains that cannabinoids such as CBD “attach to certain receptors in the central nervous system and act as chemical messengers.” The article goes on to explain that researchers have found that the endocannabinoid system has an impact on the maintenance of sleep, as well as other bodily functions. In fact, some recent researched noted by the ASA suggests that CBD may affect the sleep/wake cycle.

While there is still plenty of research to be done in the area, it seems that, through alleviating common causes of poor sleep, CBD can help users fall asleep. According to Healthline, some of these causes include anxiety and physical conditions such as pain. Their article on CBD and Insomnia offers research that indicates that CBD can both alleviate anxiety and soothe pain. In another article on CBD and sleep, Consumer Reports cites clinical professor and neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, M.D.’s echoing of this idea. “He says it appears to ease anxiety and pain, both of which can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep,” the article states.

So, if you are suffering from lack of sleep, take stock of what might be causing it. Whether you are experiencing pain, stress, anxiety, or another cause of poor sleep, CBD may be able to help. Northern Extracts offers affordable CBD in a variety of forms, so you can pick the product that works best for your needs. If you would like try CBD for sleep, we recommend either our oils or gummies.


Go ahead and give our CBD a try. A better night’s sleep awaits you.

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