Soothing CBD x Sleep

Sleep is essential to our wellbeing but sometimes it can feel like our bodies and brains are actively fighting against our better efforts to get some Zzzzz.

Schedules, environmental factors, age, illness and stress can influence our ability to fall asleep as well as the quality of sleep we achieve.

Mad Ritual has several blends with soothing aromatherapy properties that can help.

Calming Scents

Scents stimulate the olfactory system, which sends signals directly to the brain's limbic system. This region of the brain controls emotions and memory. Certain aromas evoke relaxation, ease anxiety and reduce stress.

Lavender is associated with improved sleep in multiple research studies. 

Frankincense oil has a mild sedative effect that supports relaxation.

Sandalwood + Vetiver oils are soothing with warm, earthy notes. Many find these essential oils grounding and helpful for quieting and calming the mind.

This weekend, try adding soothing aromatherapy to your bedtime rituals to help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and improve sleep quality. Indulge in a calming self massage with our Lavender+Frankincense CBD Relief Rub or soak away stress and tension for a better night sleep with a Sandalwood+Vetiver CBD Bath Bomb.

The Science of Sleep: Muscle Recovery

Our muscles gradually relax during each stage of non-REM sleep. During REM sleep, the body shifts to repairing tissue and cells, fighting inflammation and restoring energy. HGH and other hormones are released, playing a crucial role in muscle growth and repair.

Sleep deprivation can delay muscle recovery, increase the risk of injury and reduce overall muscle growth.

The State of Sleep: Sleep Deprivation

Many of us are not getting enough sleep. According to the CDC, more than one in three Americans are sleep deprived - getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night. 

Signs of good sleep quality include taking less time to fall asleep and not waking up often or for extended periods of time. Ideally, we want to get into bed, get to sleep quickly and stay asleep for 7-9 hours.

However, sleep can be illusive. Stress, anxiety, work schedules and body discomfort can all interfere with our ability to get a good night's sleep. 

14.5% of adults reported having trouble falling asleep most days in the past month in a 2020 National Health Interview Survey. Women were more likely to have trouble falling asleep than men. Adults aged 45-64 had the highest reported difficulty staying asleep.

Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. 

Feel better and rest easy with Mad Ritual.

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