Are you having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Here are two ways you can use Hemp for better sleep solutions.
It seems like people have finally woken up to the fact that sleep is important. Everyone is talking about it. A quick search on Amazon yielded more than 70,000 books with the word “sleep” in the title.
However, for all the attention sleep is receiving as a valuable part of a healthy lifestyle, are people getting the sleep they need? Not quite. But, as if those midday yawns weren’t enough to tell us, at least now we are more aware that we are desperately lacking quality sleep.
Along with the crush of people getting on the sleep bandwagon, of course, comes all kinds of products created to help consumers get the sleep they know they need. Technology plays a part in this, with body pressure mapping, gadgets to wear on the wrist or the forehead, fancy masks and more. But there are two low-tech sleep tools that have gained traction lately and are worth further investigation.
1. Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds and stalks of the hemp plant. It is natural and nutritious, with omega-3, omega-6, and linoleic fatty acids, in addition to cannabidiol. It has become popular as a remedy for anxiety and pain, two conditions that keep many of us up at night.
Although it comes from the same plant species, hemp is entirely different from cannabis (aka marijuana) because hemp contains almost no tetrahydrocannabinol (better known as THC) so there are no psychoactive effects. The labels on many products read “0% THC” to prevent confusion. Hemp products have been available for decades. You can find hemp in beauty products, such as lotions and shampoos, clothing, mattress fabrics, and even shoes.
In a recent study, researchers looked at the effect of hemp oil on anxiety in a simulated public speaking model. They found that anxiety levels of participants with social anxiety disorder were much lower in those who used hemp oil than in those who were given a placebo. They also said hemp oil may help reset sleep patterns when anxiety is the cause of sleep problems.
Another study focused on the relationship between sleep and pain. People who suffer from insomnia often have chronic pain. Nearly 90% of people with chronic pain disorders complain of sleep difficulty, reporting that they can’t find enough relief from pain to get to sleep or remain asleep all night. Hemp oil has been found to create homeostasis, or a stable internal environment in the body, that promotes an analgesic effect, enabling the body to get the rest it needs.
When used for sleep, take hemp oil about 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. Hemp oil also can be used topically and even comes in cream or lotion forms. For those with painful skin conditions or those who suffer from inflammation or joint pain, a transdermal application often is a good solution. Be sure to consult with your physician before taking any natural or herbal remedies.
2. Mattress Covers
Mattress covers are important, but they are not as critical as what they cover. Covers only become critical when they are made with harmful substances that off-gas and impact people’s health in a negative way.
We are a foam and mattress manufacturer that carries over 45 different grades of foam, including some of the World’s best brands. However, we only make twelve different covers because we truly believe that – It’s What’s Inside That Counts!
Unless the cover gives you specific benefits that will help improve the quality of your sleep, like the covers in our wellness collection, we think you get better value for your money by investing it on the core of your mattress rather than what covers it – What’s Inside Matters.
Our Hemp EcoComfort mattress cover is made from organic cotton and hemp seeds. Only natural untreated materials are used to make this cover. The fabric is sewn to the highest standards of quality. This type of cover is for people who prefer the very best and that are conscious of the environmental problems that face our planet today.
Each of our Hemp EcoComfort covers saves approximately two pounds of synthetic fertilizers and farm chemicals (depending on size). When you sleep on our Natural Mattresses, you will not only receive a high quality, well-designed product, you will also be sleeping on a healthier surface and supporting environmentally responsible farming and production methods.
Landfills are filled with old innerspring mattress units. You can help to reduce this impact by choosing to sleep on environmentally friendly products that are bio-degradable. Our Natural Latex Rubber is made from the sap of rubber trees. It is the perfect core to be used inside our Hemp EcoComfort cover. Unlike innerspring mattresses, no metal is used in this mattress so there will be no interference with natural or electromagnetic fields.
While it’s great to think about what you’re sleeping under it’s always important to consider what you are sleeping on. A mattress still is the foundation of a good night’s sleep. Trends may come and go, but a good mattress always will serve you well, and never go out of style.
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