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Catch Some ZZZs: How CBD Can Help With A More Restful Sleep

There’s nothing worse than settling into bed…and then staring at the ceiling for hours instead. Next time you find yourself unsuccessfully counting sheep, think about using some CBD to help you catch those ZZZs.

Unlike something like melatonin (which tells your body it’s time to sleep), CBD can clear some common roadblocks that prevent you from getting some rest, namely an overactive mind.

CBD has been shown to directly activate 5-HT1A, our body’s serotonin receptor (the same one that’s often targeted by anti-anxiety medications). By increasing activation, studies found that CBD “reverses anxiety-like behavior.” And a calmer mind could mean a quicker trip to sleepy-town.

CBD also interacts with GABA, the brain’s main ‘inhibitory’ neurotransmitter, meaning its sole purpose is to slow down and prevent nervous or excess activity in the brain. By working to create a surplus of GABA, CBD can have a quieting, calming effect on your hyper head.

Here are a few of our favorite sleep-friendly CBD picks.

  • A foolproof way to get to bed

    Fleur Marché Sleep, Plz.

    Hit the pillow (hard) and stay horizontal longer with this powerful blend of Melatonin + CBD that lasts up to 12 hours (!).

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  • Delicious dreams, served here

    Plus Products CBD Infused Sleep Gummies

    This tiny but effective gummy works with complementary ingredients like melatonin and chamomile extract to help you power down after a long day, and actually stay asleep.

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  • A Nighttime Necessity

    Yuyo Botanics PM Formula

    Formulated with 900mg of CBD, sweet orange and hops, this oil aims to help you wind down and combat restlessness.

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  • When you need sleep, fast

    Reed's Remedies Sleep Spray

    This blend of drowse-inducing terpenes is designed to promote a restorative night’s sleep that leaves you refreshed.

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