Here are some tips to help you reach a good night’s rest.
Sleep can often feel like a tough thing to achieve. Over one-third of the average American adult gets less than their much-needed rest each night. Lately, with much more stress on everyone’s minds, it can feel even more difficult to achieve; but, stress and anxiety are only one of several things that can get in the way of you being able to get enough rest.
We’ve all been there. Any number of things can inspire the lack of ability to rest and relax and we have all felt the sting of frustration that can come with repeatedly checking the clock. Thankfully, there are some great ways to help usher in some shut eye.
What are some benefits of a good night’s rest?
There are many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep. Gayle Green, Author of the book Insomniac describes sleep as the “fuel of life” because of its nourishing, restorative effects on the body. Researchers and physicians at the Harvard Medical School division of Sleep Medicine (yes, it’s a thing) agree.
Saying that sleep “plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning and other vital functions”, the physicians at Harvard Sleep Medicine emphasize the need for quality rest to be able to build up – to be that foundation – for the body to run optimally during the day.
What are some tips to getting good rest?
Over at Healthline, they have a nice list of tips to help you get some rest including:
- Try reading:
By reducing the amount of blue light that your eyes have to look at, you can help your mind relax. The idea is that blue light emitted from a phone or television can deceive your body into thinking that it is day, thus making it difficult to fall into resting. Try to read a magazine or a book, even if you’re not someone who would normally read at bedtime, as they have found this to be helpful in the mind winding down from the daily activities. Many cell phone and other electronic devices now offer a "night time" mode which will reduce blue light.
- Don’t eat late:
By eating a big meal or heavy snacks in the evening, there can be a disruption in the hormone regulation that allows you to feel calm. Another reason is that it puts your body to work in digestion, which can be disruptive when trying to get sleep.
- Walk for 15 minutes:
Researchers have found that walking for 15 minutes in the evening can help your body feel ready to rest and relax. In a study of volunteers, those who walked for 15 minutes fell asleep faster than those who didn’t.
- Consider a helpful assistant:
Sometimes a little help is needed and natural sleep aids like Melatonin can be just the ticket. Many people don’t know that the optimal time to take a sleep aid is about 45 minutes before you want to fall asleep. Take it after your nightly walk and see how it can be helpful in your pursuit of rest.
- Evaluate your sleeping area:
Take some time to be sure that you are able to keep extra light and sound from disturbing your rest. Some use black-out curtains and find them helpful. Another way to optimize your space is by being sure your bedroom temperature is set at a comfortable setting. Many experts recommend 70 degrees is an optimal sleep temperature choice.
As the popularity and science has grown, many have chosen to enjoy CBD-based products to help find that rest they’re looking for. At Kurativ, we offer several options - from our Full Spectrum CBD oil blend formulas to the well-loved Slumber blend with Melatonin – all designed with you in mind.
And for those hard to start mornings, try our Kurativ Boost THC-Free oil, packed with all natural energizing and immune-conscious ingredients.
No matter what tip or trick you choose to add to your daily routine, one (or many) may be just the ticket to dreamland.
If you have questions, drop us a line or check out our FAQ’s and Education page .
No matter what you choose, always talk to your physician about your routine before adding a wellness option like CBD.
Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Kurativ CBD have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing or using other medications.