BY STEVE BORN
Most everyone enjoys the changing of the seasons, and the transition from summer to fall is one of the most welcome. The towns in our area of the country, and the roads running through and around them, are less hectic, the weather is cooler, and the seasonal colors are spectacular.
But for many people (myself included!), this is a time when we find it challenging to maintain the quality and duration of sleep that we know we need. The shorter days and reduced hours of sunlight affect our mood and can cause fatigue and even sadness. Also, as athletes, we may experience sleep issues now while many of us are still training at peak season levels with key events on the horizon. Aches and soreness often accompany that training volume and workload, too. Plus, of course, stress—we’ve all had more than our share of that in 2020, haven’t we? It can put the kibosh on our ability to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for any significant length of time.
We have discussed the importance of getting consistent high-quality sleep several times; however, it’s worth going over a few key bits of research to emphasize just how important it is.
- According to research, “adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health.”1
- Unfortunately, the data shows that more than one-third of adults in the United States are not hitting the mark.2
- Lack of consistently sufficient, high-quality sleep can have dire consequences, “including weight gain and obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke, depression, and increased risk of death.”1
- Part-time to chronic insomnia negatively impacts our immune system, potentially increasing our risk of getting sick. One study on sleep and immune system function concludes: “Prolonged sleep curtailment and the accompanying stress response invoke a persistent unspecific production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, best described as chronic low-grade inflammation, and also produce immunodeficiency, which both have detrimental effects on health.”3
If we are to perform our best athletically and, more importantly, maintain strong immunity and help protect ourselves from numerous health consequences, we must get sufficient amounts of high-quality sleep consistently. Unfortunately, this is often difficult to do, which is where Hammer CBD comes in.
Hammer CBD – Superb for supporting superior sleep quality
Though CBD is often thought of more as a powerfully effective way to alleviate aches and soreness—and it definitely does that—all of the naturally occurring, broad-spectrum cannabinoids found in Hammer CBD products are superb allies in helping to alleviate sleep issues. These cannabinoids act on receptors found in the cells that are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a system that regulates key aspects of our biology. Among numerous other health benefits, the endocannabinoid system helps regulate sleeping patterns. The phytocannabinoids in Hammer CBD augment the body’s natural production of cannabinoids, helping to promote better-quality sleep and support the immune system.4
The importance of obtaining sufficient amounts of high-quality sleep is hard to overstate, as many aspects of human health—including proper immune system function—are dependent on our ability to get consistently optimal amounts of sleep. With so many factors that can negatively impact sleep, Hammer CBD is what to reach for to get the full allotment of sleep you need each and every night.
Check out our lineup of superior CBD formulations in a variety of strengths. One of them is right for you! We guarantee it! For more information about dosing suggestions, check out the article “Dial in Your CBD Dose," and take a look at our CBD Sampler Kit or CBD Ramp Kit. They’re great places to start.
Last but not least, don’t forget that our knowledgeable Client Support staff is ready to answer any questions you may have, so give us a call today!
1Watson NF, Badr MS, Belenky G, et al. Consensus Conference Panel. Joint consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society on the recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult: methodology and discussion. Sleep. 2015;38:1161–1183.