Last week we talked about sleep and how important it is. We spoke about the fact that a lack of sleep or a poor quality of sleep can lead to health problems and psychological issues. People who suffer from chronic sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy are at risk both physically and mentally. Untreated chronic disorders can cause obesity, depression, anxiety, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. This is why it is so important for us to ensure that we get proper sleep on a regular basis.
The Upside of Sleep
We have talked a bit about the negative impact of not getting a good night’s sleep. But what about the other side? What happens when you get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis? Well, the effects are overwhelmingly positive. In addition to feeling rested proper sleep boosts your immune system which means you get sick less frequently.
Another positive effect is an increase in neuroplasticity, which is a fancy sciencey way of saying that you think more clearly. The term actually refers to the process by which the brain is able adjust, adapt and continue to develop. This ability to think more clearly and have more adaptability means that it is easier to learn and focus. Relationships with people improve, and your decision-making skills increase. And of course, better sleep means fewer problems with weight control and significantly decreased probability of disease.
So, we all get it right? Sleep is super important for a healthy, happy and productive lifestyle. So how do we get there? Well naturally there are recommended best practices that come off more as common sense, but here they are. A big one is consistency. Try to go to sleep at relatively the same time every night. This makes it easier for your body to synchronize itself to that pattern. Don’t eat at least two hours before you go sleep, ideally it should be three. No screen time at least an hour before you go to sleep. I can hear the collective groaning, “but it helps me fall asleep” and all I have to say to that is this, no MEANS no.
Other pro-tips are the amount of time you spend in the sun during the day, the more the better. Organize your room in a way that allows you to achieve maximum darkness. Here is another tough one, remove all tech from the room before you go to sleep. I know for many of us that is virtually impossible due to the “my phone is my clock” conundrum. But you can try.
We now know the best practices, but what if they still don’t work? What then? There are other solutions to help you fall asleep. Melatonin is often used for this purpose. There are multiple herbal remedies that are very well known for helping with sleep. Valerian root, Ashwaganda, Lavender all are very good for sleep. As is Magnesium and surprisingly, Hops. Dried Hops made into a tea is amazingly effective at getting you to fall asleep.
There are also the classic pharmaceutical sleep aids such as Ambien, Xanax, Valium. There is a whole list of other solutions but the majority of them come with an even longer list of side-effects. Many of which can make the cure worse than the disease.
The Cali Craft Way
Our humble submission to the list of alternatives for getting a good night’s sleep is our 100% Certified Organic Sleep Tincture. We have taken herbs such as organic Valerian Root, organic Ashwaganda and organic Chamomile and added it to fully organic CBD distillate extracted from 100% organic CBD flower. Added some organic Sweet Orange Essential oil and Organic Vitamin E and you have the first of California Craft CBD’s 100% USDA Certified Organic product line. Orange Chamomile Sleep.
The formulation had to be very specific, everything needed to be organic. We have spoken to quality many times in our blogs, and it is super important to us. Low quality products give low quality results. We have always been committed to quality and it shows in all of our products. But sleep is such an important thing for our health that the only way we could ensure guaranteed effectiveness is by using the purest ingredients.
The results are stunning. The effectiveness of the Sleep formula is consistent, and it really helps even with the most stubborn of sleep disorders. Of course, we are naturally biased because it’s our baby, but you will be able to decide for yourselves shortly once we release the product. So, stay tuned to this space and we will let you know when we launch. Until then follow the best practices and happy dreaming!! See you next week.