Like most people, you probably love sleep. But also, like most, you hardly get enough quality sleep to make it through the day feeling refreshed and productive. For International Sleep Day, Hemp Bombs is bringing awareness to one of the most important aspects of maintaining good health – sleep. We even crafted an entire product line dedicated to rest, including our Sleep Gummies with CBD.
Why is International Sleep Day So Important?
You may be asking yourself, “A whole day dedicated to sleep … who has the time?” It’s for that exact reason that the World Sleep Society deemed the Friday before the vernal spring equinox as International Sleep Day: a time to check in with our nighttime routines and busy schedules and adjust them for our health and wellness. Even more, this day aims to reduce the effects of sleep disorders on society that cause reduced productivity, poor memory, lower attention span, bad health, etc.
By raising awareness and offering advice on the prevention and management of sleep illnesses, the committee strives to emphasize the importance of this fundamental human privilege despite the busy nature of everyday life.
What are Sleep Gummies?
You can promote sound rest through lifestyle changes and small adjustments to your daily routine, but sometimes you need a little more help – that’s where Hemp Bombs comes in. Our CBD Sleep Gummies contain 15mg of CBD to encourage relaxation and calmness, and 5mg of melatonin to help regulate your body’s circadian rhythm or 24-hour internal clock.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced within the body that rises when the sun sets, making you feel tired, and falls in the morning, helping you feel more alert. However, not everyone produces enough melatonin or secretes this hormone at the right time to support a healthy sleep cycle. This may be the case for those experiencing certain sleep disorders.
5 Benefits of Sleep Gummies with CBD
Regardless of why you’re getting poor sleep, our gummies contribute countless benefits to your nighttime routine:
Get to sleep faster
If you find yourself staring at the ceiling till 2 a.m. despite getting to bed at a decent hour, your body may have an issue producing adequate amounts of melatonin. Melatonin signals that it is time to start winding down, so by introducing this compound to your body a couple of hours before bedtime, you may be able to get to sleep faster.
Traditionally, high stress levels can also keep you up at night worrying and overthinking. Fortunately, the CBD in our sleep gummies encourages relaxation and stress relief to help you worry less and sleep more.
More restful sleep
Whether you’re tossing and turning throughout the night or merely receiving a non-restorative eight hours, both situations could be attributed to a premature fall in melatonin levels. Ideally, your body starts producing this hormone at 9 p.m., peaks overnight and decreases in the morning.
However, if your body cannot sustain adequate melatonin levels throughout the night, you may wake up earlier than you should or experience low-quality sleep. To counteract this effect, melatonin supplements increase the concentration of this compound in the body, helping you achieve a deeper and more soothing slumber. One study even showed that the use of melatonin increases both the time and quality of sleep over a placebo group.
Combat the effects of jet lag and overnight work
Because darkness signals the production of melatonin, the levels of this hormone produced by the body during the day are almost zero. Unfortunately, for overnight workers who need to sleep during the day and stay up during the night, this system hinders their ability to rest during their downtime. Sleep gummies with melatonin can help boost the blood concentration of this compound during the daytime, and CBD can help promote relaxation and calmness, even in the middle of the day.
It takes some habit to mold your sleep cycle, so traveling outside of your time zone can throw your body out of whack. Sleep gummies allow you to manually adjust your sleep cycle to fit that of your future destination quicker than you would naturally. If you anticipate jet lag on an upcoming trip, you can start taking these melatonin-infused sleep gummies a few days before your departure to get your body aligned with its new “clock.” For the best results, you should take them about two hours before what your bedtime will be in your new time zone.
Strengthened immune system
Have you ever wondered why you are encouraged to “sleep it off” whenever you start to feel ill? Well, during your slumber, your immune system creates and releases cytokines, which target infection and inflammation. Sleep deprivation lowers the concentration of these proteins in the blood, making you more susceptible to illness and can lead to increased inflammation throughout your body.
Fortunately, sleep gummies encourage rest, which keeps your body in fighting shape during cold and flu season. Not to mention, the CBD in our gummies may reduce stress – a major contributor to illness.
A more positive, productive outlook
Sleep is one of the greatest stress relievers for the mind. Without sleep, you are likely to be crankier – snapping at friends, coworkers or anyone else who crosses your path. Additionally, a lack of sleep affects your memory and productivity throughout the day, leaving you sluggish and tired. Sleep gummies with CBD can help ensure that you get a refreshing slumber every night so that you can wake up feeling positive and ready to take on the day.
This International Sleep Day, take some time to check in with your sleep habits and evaluate how you can improve them. Whether you need assistance from our CBD Sleep Gummies or prefer one of our 10 Tips for Getting Better Sleep, you should ensure seven to nine hours each night to boost your health and wellness.
Celebrate International Sleep Day every day with quality slumber, relaxation and our CBD Sleep Gummies with melatonin.