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The Stress and Sleep Connection: How CBD Can Help
by Rachel Hoffman Apr 27, 2022
These days, so many of us are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress as well as getting too little or poor quality sleep. Did you know that stress and sleep are highly interconnected? Find out how to break the stress/poor sleep cycle and where CBD can step in!
The Connection Between Stress and Sleep
If you get in bed every night only to lie awake, unable to relax due to the stress of the day, you’re not alone. The CDC estimates that one in three Americans regularly gets less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night. Those experiencing sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep often also experience elevated levels of stress, but is stress negatively affecting your sleep, or is poor sleep making you more susceptible to stress? The short answer? Both.
Quality sleep plays a key role in our overall well-being. Studies have shown that not only does sleep deprivation affect your mood and stress reaction, but stress can affect the quality and duration of your sleep cycle as well. Sleep problems and stress go hand-in-hand, but trying to improve one or the other can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help manage your stress levels as well as regulate your sleep cycle.
CBD and Sleep?
CBD interacts with and aids in balancing your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the system responsible for a wide variety of your body’s functions, including mood, energy levels, stress response, and sleep. When taken consistently, a daily CBD routine can support your ECS, which works in tandem alongside your circadian rhythms, which allows you to maintain a healthier sleep cycle. Our members often report that a consistent CBD routine can aid in achieving regular and restful sleep.
In addition, CBD can also help soothe your stress response and balance your mood, which may also help you sleep easier. Stress causes the body to release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, both of which can interfere with your ability to fall and stay asleep. Overall, rebalancing the body’s response to stress can help to ease into a better night’s sleep.
Stress and sleep are common health goals for many of our members. Not sure how to incorporate CBD into your daily routine? Our Sleep + Bundle includes our Mint Daily Drops for fast relief in the daytime and our new Sleep Gummies for extra support at bedtime to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. With our full-spectrum premium CBD, and CBN, with the gentle addition of chamomile and L-theanine, Sleep Gummies can help balance your sleep/wake cycle, making a good night’s sleep no longer an unattainable luxury.
Alleviate stress throughout the day
Since the stress of daily life can keep you up at night, turn to EQ for as-needed relief in times of acute stress. Our Rapid Caming Melts use innovative technology to deliver fast support right when you need it, with a 5mg boost of our single-source organic CBD. At the end of the day, try replacing your usual cocktail or glass of wine with our Drink Drops. These delicious, fast-acting drops allow you to customize your CBD dose and start relaxing before bedtime. Make bedtime a breeze
Make bedtime a breeze
If you have trouble winding down and falling asleep at the end of the day, try some of our top tips for improving your sleep. Having a thoughtful, consistent nighttime routine including EQ’s premium CBD can help signal to your body that it’s time to get some much-needed rest. See how different the world can look when you meet it well-rested and ready to face the day!
Looking to customize your daily CBD routine for sleep or stress? Our Dosage Specialists are here to answer your questions and help you fine-tune your CBD to help support your personal wellness goals. Connect with our team via phone or email — whatever’s most comfortable for you. We look forward to partnering with you on your CBD journey!
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