Close

IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT TIREDNESS & HOW TO OVERCOME IT…

Your energy and tiredness can actually be lifted in different ways. If your struggling just to put one foot in front of the other then you could try some tricks of the trade to help pick you up.

Studies have proved that an early morning workout boosts your metabolism more than at any other time. First thing for me is by far the worst time as I am always as stiff as a board but once I’ve had my medication, a hot shower and got moving I soon feel more comfortable but I might start going for my morning walk before breakfast to try this metabolism lift.

They also say that if you drop a jasmine essential oil on your wrist after showering it will increase brain waves and instantly make you more alert.

Wearing bright colours they say will give you an instant energy boost.

And, apparently when you are doing computer work you blink a lot less which can then leas to you feeling more tired. In the Natural Health Magazine they said that the University of Texas suggest a 20-20-20-20 strategy : blinking 20 times, looking away for 20 seconds and focusing on an object 20 feet away, every 20 minutes !!!!!

Include nuts in your lunch as they are high in healthy unsaturated fats and protein, and packed with key vitamins and minerals, nuts are a great source of energy.

Of course we all know that taking a nap for around 45 minutes can produce a five-fold improvement in your memory and alertness and is something I can definitely verify is so true. If I miss my 44 mins – 1 hr afternoon nap I just cannot function the same and, my pain seems much worse.

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside, so I can regularly walk among nature. Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that being surrounded by nature for just 20 minutes a day makes people feel more invigorated.

Finally, at the end of your day, try this bedtime power walk. Walk as slowly as you can around your bedroom keeping your body in constant motion. Start with 30 seconds and then work your way up to 5 minutes. They say this low level exercise will reduce stress hormones dramatically.

USING PRODUCTS WHICH CONTAIN CBD TO HELP YOU SLEEP…

According to Wikipedia Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function.

img_0655

However, help is at hand in the form of CBD for sleep. CBD is a chemical compound taken from the cannabis Sativa plant (marijuana) but unlike the primary psychoactive element in marijuana (which gives you a high) CBD is non-psychoactive, so there is no ‘high’.The cannabis family has several different breeds. Hemp and marijuana are two varieties of this plant, and hemp has been grown for food, fabric, and medicine since 8000 BC.

One of the studies that determined the effectiveness of CBD in the improvement of sleep and anxiety, revealed that CBD appeared to be better tolerated for anxiety and sleep than routine psychiatric medications.

In a recent nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, about 10 percent of Americans who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep, and a majority of those people said it worked.

It’s easy to understand why people are turning to CBD to help with sleep: Almost 80 percent of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week, according to another recent nationally representative CR survey of 1,267 U.S. adults. And many existing treatments, particularly prescription and over-the-counter drugs, are often not very effective and are risky, too.

Some other research hints that CBD may also affect sleep directly, by interacting with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep/wake cycles, according to a 2017 review of sleep and cannabis in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports.

sleep2_800x

There are some great CBD products and oils available on the market at the moment. Grass &Co, Silent Night CBD Kit includes their balancing CALM 500mg CBD Consumable Oil, peaceful Pillow Spray and an exclusive limited-edition Grass & Co. Sleep Mask.

Their new CBD 500g Calm Oil is a simple and effective way to benefit from CBD. Each drop contains a deeply relaxing blend of CBD, Mint, Chamomile & Ashwaghanda. The Calm Pillow Spray balances the comforting aromatherapy scents of luxurious Lemon, relaxing Rosemary and calming Chamomile to soothe you to your sleepy place. Awake feeling calmed and the Grass & Co. Sleep Mask is made from the highest quality mulberry silk.

With dozens of 5-star ratings from its customers, Medterra offers one of the most popular CBD products for sleep on the market. Blended with 25mg of CBD and 10mg of Melatonin in every dissolvable tablet (30 tablets per container) Medterra’s dissolvable sleep tablets offer a soothing experience and a restful night’s sleep.

CBD Gummies have also become a popular choice for help with sleep and these Hemp Bombs CBD Sleep Gummies are perfect. Hit the sheets and enjoy natural relief from anxiety and stress with these tasty CBD Sleep Gummies from Hemp Bombs. Chew into these CBD-infused gummies and get ready for a soothing night’s rest.

Finally, a CBD Vape Pen for Sleep . Vaping CBD is the fastest method of delivery because it can directly enter the bloodstream through the lungs. This vape pen contains 100.2 mg of CBD per unit, and there are a total of 90 servings in each pen.

Using CBD for sleep is becoming more and more popular, but please remember to check with your GP first before taking anything that contains CBD.

9-Canna-Hemp-Sleep-pen

 

 

 

 

IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – 38 BRILLIANT SLEEP DEPRIVATION STATISTICS THAT WILL WAKE YOU UP IN 2020…

Sleeping is a vital component of overall health. It enhances your memory, helps you stay alert and motivated, and improves the immune system. You’ll spend about one-third of your life sleeping. Those eight recommended hours of sleep affect you in numerous positive ways. But the lack thereof influences you in ways you couldn’t imagine.

Add a little bit of body text (4)

For example, if you don’t get enough sleep, you might have difficulty focusing or completing daily tasks. You may have trouble controlling your emotions, learning, or remembering things. If you continue the practice of sleeping less, your immune system will suffer. You may find it hard to fight off even a common cold. Prolonged sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and you might even start to hallucinate.

Unfortunately, many US adults and teens can’t get proper sleep due to high levels of stress and anxiety. As a result, this affects their productivity at work and school but may also lead to more severe consequences. While teens may have bad grades at school due to the inability to focus and study, sleep deprivation in adults may result in more severe events, such as car accidents.

That’s why the benefits of quality sleep should never be underestimated. Today, you have crucial facts and stats about sleep deprivation before you. Keep your eyes wide open and grab a cup of freshly made coffee, because you’re about to learn more about sleep trends in the US and how sleep deprivation affects both physical and mental health.

SOURCE – https://dealsoncannabis.net/blog/sleep-deprivation-statistics/

sleep-1209288_1920

IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP AND REFLEXOLOGY…

This week on ‘It’s Sleep Sunday’, I thought I would write on the reflexology points that can help you get to sleep.

Healthline has a list of 5 Pressure Points for sleep.

1. The spirit gate point is located at the crease on your outer wrist, below your pinkie finger.

  1. Feel for the small, hollow space in this area and apply gentle pressure in a circular or up-and-down movement.
  2. Continue for two to three minutes.
  3. Hold the left side of the point with gentle pressure for a few seconds, and then hold the right side.
  4. Repeat on the same area of your other wrist.

Stimulating this pressure point is associated with quieting your mind, which can help you fall asleep.

 

2. The three yin intersection point is located on your inner leg, just above your ankle.

  1. Locate the highest point on your ankle.
  2. Count four finger widths up your leg, above your ankle.
  3. Apply deep pressure slightly behind your biggest lower-leg bone (tibia), massaging with circular or up-and-down motions for four to five seconds.

In addition to helping with insomnia, simulating this pressure point can also help with pelvic disorders and menstrual cramps.

Don’t use this pressure point if you’re pregnant, as it’s also associated with inducing labour.

3. The bubbling spring point is located on the sole of your foot. It’s the small depression that appears just above the middle of your foot when you curl your toes inward.

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent so you can reach your feet with your hands.
  2. Take one foot in your hand and curl your toes.
  3. Feel for the depression on the sole of your foot.
  4. Apply firm pressure and massage this point for a few minutes using a circular or up-and-down motion.

Stimulating this pressure point is believed to ground your energy and induce sleep.

4. The inner frontier gate point is found on your inner forearm between two tendons.

  1. Turn your hands over so that your palms are facing up.
  2. Take one hand and count three finger widths down from your wrist crease.
  3. Apply a steady downward pressure between the two tendons in this location.
  4. Use a circular or up-and-down motion to massage the area for four to five seconds.

In addition to helping you sleep, the inner frontier gate point is associated with soothing nausea, stomach pain, and headaches.

5. The wind pool point is located on the back of your neck. You can find it by feeling for the mastoid bone behind your ears and following the groove around to where your neck muscles attach to the skull.
  1. Clasp your hands together and gently open your palms with your fingers interlocked to create a cup shape with your hands.
  2. Use your thumbs to apply a deep and firm pressure toward your skull, using circular or up-and-down movements to massage this area for four to five seconds.
  3. Breathe deeply as you massage the area.

Stimulating this pressure point may help to reduce respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, which often interrupt sleep. It’s also associated with reducing stress and calming the mind.

 

 

 

ITS SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT AROMATHERAPY OILS AND SLEEP…

It’s Sleep Sunday and this week I thought I would write a little bit about the different types of OILS that can help you sleep. Neom Organics have a great range and explain why each one can help you get a good night’s sleep.

Neom Organic who sells a number of sleep products says that 42% of you are sleeping less well. This is what they found out from a poll of over 2,000 of you, and we all know that sleeping well does wonders for so many things, including helping to boost your mood and stay energised throughout the day.

Whether it’s been the warmer, brighter, lighter nights, or the stress of the lockdown (or the anxiety of going back to ‘normal’) that’s causing sleep to elude you, we can help. They have seven oils they think will help you sleep.

Lavender – Using lavender within an essential oil blend means that you can ensure those all-important calming aromas are released.

Chamomile – Chamomile is another essential oil that releases scents and fragrances associated with relaxation and sleep.

Ylang, Ylang – With a decidedly delicious sweet and florally scent, ylang ylang is often used to help relieve symptoms of stress and feelings of anxiousness to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Cedarwood – It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is associated with helping support better sleep through its sedative qualities.

Patchouli – Patchouli’s natural properties have been linked with an increase in the production of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine (some say the happy hormones). What’s interesting about these neurotransmitters is that they are known to ease anxiety and stress so the use of the oil may well help you to have a continuous night’s sleep.

Jasmine – It has an association with reducing irritability, making it a great solution to help relax the mind and body before sleep.

Basil – A new one to me but Studies have shown that basil soothes mental fatigue, whilst also relieving stress. It’s ideal at bedtime, as it supports the wind-down process and allows the body to release tension too.

Neom says that The simplicity of combining the calming aromas of an essential oil with a relaxing routine at bedtime may well have a profound effect on how quickly you fall asleep and the quality of your sleep throughout the night. It may be that for you, a blend of multiple oils is the most effective.

 

Back to top
%d bloggers like this: