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Improving Sleep

By Dr. Elisabeth

Sleep and The Endocannabinoid System

So what does a good nights sleep feel like? Whilst we’re asleep our brains move through various stages of the the sleep cycle. The most restorative and deep phase of quality sleep is the non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. When we achieve long periods of non-REM sleep we wake feeling well rested and refreshed.

The Endocannabinoid System is believed to serve as a link between the circadian regulation systems and the behavioural and physiological processes that are affected, including sleep.

By supporting your ECS with CBD, you may find it easier to stay asleep, fall asleep and achieve a higher quality period of prolonged sleep. This works, not through sedation, as with typical sleeping medication; rather CBD could help the body shift from Rapid Eye Movement (REM) into non-REM sleep stages of the sleep cycle.

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There’s nothing worse than lying awake at night. Your mind is on overdrive thinking about every life decision you’ve ever made, and you’ll almost certainly end up 22 profiles-deep on Instagram…

What can I do to improve my sleep?

Sleeping problems can occur due to lots of environmental and mental factors including; certain prescriptive medicine use, continuous intake of caffeinated drinks to deal with your busy day, noise or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Making lifestyle changes such as no caffeine or alcohol before bed, reducing screen time, minimising stress and making healthy food choices can all help. Supporting your brain health with a good supplement routine can also have a positive impact on sleep patterns.

A healthy sleep routine contributes to other areas of our health including immune system, memory and mood. By contrast bad sleep patterns can leave you feeling groggy, tired and lacking in energy, making it harder to stay fit and active. When achieving a good nights sleep, duration is important but the quality of sleep is also integral.

You could also try
Health & Wellness reducing screen time
Health & Wellness no caffeine after 4pm
Health & Wellness using fourfive Vitamin D
Health & Wellness using CBD oil regularly
Sleep getting a new mattress

How can fourfive help me to improve my sleep?