CBD and Melatonin: The Dynamic Duo that will Finally Get You to Sleep
by MONICA HAIM AUGUST 17, 2018
It’s 3:47 am. Your eyes feel like chalk, your brain is like a rabid monkey trapezing from thought to thought, your dog’s innocent little snores currently sound like the wrath of a thousand gods, and in a fit of restless tosses and turns, you relent, reach for your phone, watch seventeen Dr. Pimple Popper videos and find yourself googling things like “does twerking made you lose weight?” and “is Colin Kaepernick single?”
Insomnia, ladies and gentlemen. Literally, the most annoying thing that can happen when you’re trying to do the (seemingly) most basic thing in life — get a decent night’s rest. Sleep deprivation can have negative effects on your overall health, your ability to function when you really need to (i.e., every day), can lead to extreme fatigue and other health issues down the line. Even the healthiest among us (approximately 50-70 million adults, as per the American Sleep Association) can suffer from insomnia at any given time.
The good news is that there is hope! Enter CBD. And Melatonin. COMBINED!
“Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia,” reports The National Institutes of Health. And while somestrains of marijuana are believed to have a sedative effect that can help people wind down before bedtime, with CBD you can avoid the high (as CBD is not THC) to reap cannabis’s sleep-inducing benefits.
The fact that CBD is also known to treat anxiety should also help to explain why it helps people get to rest. After all, a good part of what keeps us up at night are our worries. As we recently reported, one case study from 2016 found that CBD, taken as an oil tincture, safely and effectively addressed symptoms of PTSD (including anxiety and sleep issues) for a 10 year-old girl.
And together with Melatonin, a naturally occurring chemical our bodies that’s released when the brain detects nightfall, the dynamic duo is sure to send you straight to the land of zzz’s.
As we recently wrote, “Taking melatonin as a sleep supplement is one way to trick your body into sleeping regardless of what time it is. This can come in handy for people who suffer from delayed sleep phase syndrome, a condition in which an individual’s biological clock is out of step with the circadian rhythm of the sun. It also comes in handy as a supplement that prevents or lessens jet lag for individuals who are traveling on a long flight overnight, helping to sync up a traveler’s biological clock with the time at their destination.”
Here’s the best part: Botanika Life makes a CBD Sleep Spray with the optimal configuration of CBD and Melatonin. It is completely THC-free, non-GMO and crafted from the finest virgin hemp. Keep it on your night-stand, in your purse, or take it on your vacay to combat jet-lag so that you can rest and relax…and actually vacay!