Let’s change the message around sleep.
We’ve all heard about the troubling impacts of and seen the scary infographics for what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. However maybe instead of being scared into sleeping more we need to be welcomed into taking care of our bodies and minds more. After all, it turns out sleep is an amazingly powerful and beautiful force that has the power to give us more than we imagine.
I spent most of my life viewing sleep as just something else I needed to do. Something that had to happen everyday or I might feel groggy and not be able to function properly. I had no idea though sleep was such a powerful and beautiful force in my life. That not only did it have the power to take away things (alertness, energy etc) but more importantly it has the power to give. So what does happen in our body when we drift off?
Time to Restore: While you are sleeping, especially in the deeper stages of sleep your body is actually producing growth hormones that help you repair from the daily damage of impacts like sun, stress and pollution. This creates new cells so you wake up looking brighter, fresher, and more vibrant. This makes bedtime a great time to apply one of our Hemp Infused Body Butters to accelerate the healing process. Additionally, when you compliment your sleep with quality full spectrum CBD products like our deep rest CBD formula and Nigh-Tea-Night Hemp CBD Loose Leaf Tea to improve the quality of your sleep!
Improve Your Memory and Learn New Tasks: While you’re sleeping your brain is sorting, storing and processing information from the day which is particularly important for improving both your short and long term memory. Your brain needs that time to replay and organize those events and the information gathered and this intern can help with cognitive function as well as the ability to learn something new like an instrument or a new language.
Regulating Hunger: While you sleep your body is balancing out the hormones, ghrelin, and leptin. Ghrelin signals the body to eat while leptin tells the body it’s full. Leptin is a hormone that affects the feeling of fullness and satisfaction after a meal, and ghrelin is the hormone that stimulates appetite and when you get enough sleep your body finds a healthy balance in these hormones leading to a healthy consumption of food.
Your Immune System Work it’s Magic: While you’re sleeping, your immune system releases a type of small protein called cytokines. If you’re sick or injured, these cytokines help your body fight inflammation, infection and trauma. With enough sleep, your immune system is able to function at its best.
It’s truly fascinating to me that sleep heals and nourishes us in a way that few other things can. So now my view point is that when I’m sleeping I’m not losing hours of productivity or time to be doing other things, I’m actually gaining all sorts of beautiful benefits that will nourish my mind and body for years to come. Be sure to check out our full spectrum CBD products like our deep rest CBD formula and Nigh-Tea-Night Hemp CBD Loose Leaf Tea to improve the quality of your sleep!
Link to CBD and sleep studies- https://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep-treatments/cbd/