The Science Behind CBD: How Rest CBD Oil Helps You Sleep Better and Wake Refreshed

Aug 14, 2019 | CBD OIL, Rest

The Science Behind CBD, Part IV: How Rest CBD Oil Helps You Sleep Better and Wake Refreshed

Just tried your REST CBD oil, with amazing results!!! I’ve had issues with falling asleep for years. This not only relaxed me after a stressful day at work, but helped me “turn off” and helped me stay asleep. Doesn’t have a bitter after-taste. I’m recommending this to friends for a natural way to better sleep!!!!

– Claudette, Bend OR

Many people find that CBD helps them get a better night’s sleep and wake refreshed. It isn’t just a placebo effect. Taking CBD for a better night’s sleep has a scientific basis.

Sleep disruption and disorders affect 50-70 million Americans. If you aren’t sleeping well, you aren’t alone. Many people feel like they are falling behind during the day because they can’t sleep well at night. Far worse, poor sleep is linked to many chronic health conditions. Adults who get less than seven hours of sleep each night are more likely to suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and depression. 

Unfortunately, many physicians prescribe pharmaceuticals to help people sleep, rather than a more natural supplement. These drugs often leave you groggy in the morning. Worse, they create chemical dependency, so you need them in order to sleep. 

CBD is an all-natural way to get a better nights sleep. With our Rest CBD from Mission Farms, you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake refreshed. And there is no risk of addiction. 

 

What is CBD and how does it work?

To understand how CBD helps you sleep better, it is important to understand more about CBD and how it works.

CBD is an organic compound found in the essential oil of the hemp plant. It is called a cannabinoid because it comes from cannabis and hemp plants, but it is essentially a terpene.  Terpenes give plants their unique aroma, flavor, and color. Our bodies use these terpenes as neurotransmitters — the messengers that help cells (and even whole body systems!) communicate with another.

This messaging system within your body that uses CBD and terpenes is called your endocannabinoid system. Its job is to start and stop the processes that your body needs for healthy functioning. For example, it may kick your immune system into gear to fight a virus, but it also tells it to calm down when the intruder is defeated. It sends messages to reduce inflammation in your gut as well as ease pain in a swollen finger. It is responsible for the healthy functioning of many body systems and CBD is one of its most effective messengers.

CBD is one of your endocannabinoid system’s most effective messengers because it connects with over 65 cellular receptors. Some of those receptors are key to getting a good night’s sleep.

 

How does CBD help you sleep better?

You have adenosine receptors that help regulate when you feel sleepy and when you feel awake. The more adenosine connecting to receptors throughout your body will make you start to feel sleepy. The fewer and you start to feel awake. For example, caffeine makes you feel alert because it blocks adenosine from binding to receptors. 

CBD helps regulate the availability and transport of adenosine throughout your body so that you begin to feel sleepy when it is time to sleep and alert when it is time to be awake. So CBD doesn’t just help you sleep better, it helps you wake up in the morning. Many people experience a more balanced sleep-wake cycle when they take CBD.

Another way that CBD helps you get a better night’s sleep is by reducing stress and anxiety. A racing mind can make it hard to fall asleep and many of us have experienced an influx of worry when we wake in the middle of the night. 

CBD interacts with particular receptors in your nervous system that send “back off” and “stop pushing” signals throughout your body. These receptors tell your mind and body when it is time to relax and shut down. So CBD helps you to calm down, unwind, and prepare to sleep.

 

How do essential oils make REST CBD more effective?

If you are buying a plain old bottle of CBD, you aren’t getting the most for your money. Why? Studies show that when CBD is used as an isolated compound, it isn’t nearly as effective as when it is combined with other terpenes that work alongside the CBD. This is called the Entourage Effect.

For our Rest CBD products, we have selected essential oils comprised of terpenes that are known to work with CBD to achieve a calming and sedating effect. The result is a better night’s sleep than you will get with just a plain bottle of CBD.

Studies have shown that the terpene Linalool has calming and sedative effects. The terpene Limonene increases levels of dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate your circadian rhythm, helping you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning. Increased serotonin improves your mood and helps you relax. Together, these terpenes work with CBD to help you get a better night’s sleep and then wake refreshed.  

 

Essential Oils in our REST CBD

Lavender Essential Oil — Contains the terpene Linalool that enhances CBD’s ability to relieve stress and combat insomnia.

Chamomile Essential Oil — Contains the terpene Myrcene which has a sedating and relaxing effect.

Bergamot Essential Oil — Contains the terpene Limonene that enhances CBD’s ability to relieve stress and elevate mood.

Have you tried CBD for a better night’s sleep?

At Mission Farms CBD, we are so convinced that our REST CBD will help you sleep better that we offer a Trial Size Bottle for just $29. Try our Sleep Week Challenge by taking our REST CBD for a week. If you aren’t sleeping better, send it back, and we will refund your money.

We created this guarantee because we are confident you will sleep better and feel better. We want you to experience the same benefits that we have with REST CBD so you can feel good again.

“Wow, I have heard about CBD and have been so curious to try it. I took the Rest CBD and had such a better night of sleep in just one night. I think I am going to be hooked!”

– Louis, Sedona AZ

 

 Footnotes:
1 Ethan B. Russo, “Taming THC: Potential Cannabis Synergy and Phytocannabinoid-Terpenoid Entourage Effects,” British Journal of Pharmacology 163, no. 7 (2011): 1344-64, doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01238.x
2 Mark A. Lewis, Ethan B. Russo, and Kevin M. Smith, “Pharmacolocigal Foundations of Cannabis Chemovars,” Planta Medica 84, no. 4 (2017): 225-33, doi:10.1055/s-00430122240
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