There is a wide range of products available in health stores that are claimed to help you fall asleep, from lavender oil to magnesium supplements. Another supplement which has gained popularity recently for a variety of health reasons, is CBD oil. CBD oil has been claimed to help with a range of conditions from epilepsy to eczema, as well as aiding you to fall asleep. Henri Sant Cassia from CBD products maker CBD Virtue explained to Express.co.uk how CBD oil can help you to sleep well.
Research suggests CBD helps to reduce levels of anxiety and, in turn, improves the quality and quantity of sleep during the night
Henri Sant Cassia - CBD Virtue
According to Sant Cassia, CBD works with the body to “supplement and improve” the natural sleep cycle.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body to support a structured sleep, and using CBD as a supplement can work with melatonin to contribute to a deeper night’s sleep.
CBD can also be used as a sleep aid for those suffering with sleep deficiency as a result of other medical issues including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD and depression.
“Research suggests CBD helps to reduce levels of anxiety and, in turn, improves the quality and quantity of sleep during the night,” said Sant Cassia.
“Anxiety can be debilitating in many ways and particularly in preventing the ability to drop off to sleep and in extreme cases can cause insomnia.
“CBD works by stimulating the nervous system and regulating mood thus reducing anxious feelings.
“This regulation of anxiety in turn aids the ability to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern.”
There are many products claiming to help you fall asleep (Image: Getty Images)
Sant Cassia explains that when we sleep we pass though different sleep states, the most important being the REM phase. This is where we gain the most energy from our sleep.