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Anxiety and Sleep: How to Get a Good Night’s Rest When You’re Feeling Anxious

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Do you ever find that when you're feeling anxious, you can't seem to get a good night's rest? Anxiety can leave us feeling physically and mentally drained, making it hard for our minds and bodies to shut down and receive the quality sleep we need. Even if your mind is buzzing with thoughts of stress or worry, there are simple steps you can take in order to help ease your anxiety and promote a better sleeping routine. In this blog post, I'll address how anxiety affects our ability to fall asleep quickly and what we can do to improve the situation so that we're getting the most out of our sleep every night.

Understand the connection between anxiety and sleep

Sleep disturbances and anxiety can have a complex relationship. Studies have revealed that having trouble sleeping may increase overall levels of anxiety, while experiencing feelings of anxiousness can lead to poor sleep quality. That is why having a good understanding of the bond between the two is critical for anyone who struggles with either issue. To understand how an anxious mind can affect one's sleep, it is important to make intentional efforts to create an environment that promotes relaxation before bedtime like avoiding caffeine late in the day and winding down with relaxing activities such as yoga or meditation. Additionally, seeking professional help can be beneficial if the situation doesn't naturally improve. With some thoughtful solutions and effort, it is possible to make positive strides towards better managing both anxiety and sleep together.

Recognise your anxiety triggers

One of the most important steps in the journey to overcoming anxiety is recognizing your triggers. This can be done through self-reflection and observing your thoughts and feelings when certain situations arise. Being mindful and aware of triggers can help you prepare to handle them or even avoid them altogether. If a certain person, place, or thing makes you feel anxious, take a step back and recognize it. Use that realisation as an opportunity to practise mindfulness and grounding techniques so that you can eventually increase your capacity for dealing with your anxiety better. By becoming aware of what’s troubling you and taking action to address it, you will be able to lessen its hold over your life.

Develop healthy sleep habits

Developing healthy sleep habits is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety. Evidence suggests that a regular, consistent sleeping pattern can help stabilise emotions and improve mood. If you are dealing with high levels of stress, it is important to establish regular sleeping and waking times. Reduce stimulants such as caffeine or sugar before bedtime, turn off phones and TV at least an hour before bedtime, define nighttime rituals for relaxation such as reading or listening to music, create a calm sleep environment free from noise or bright light, and practise deep breathing or meditation before tucking in. Not only will these practices keep your body well-rested but they can also minimise anxiety levels allowing you to make healthier decisions during the day.

Practice relaxation techniques before bedtime

Turning off electronic devices and preparing for sleep can help to set the tone so that you can get the restful sleep that your body needs. Another way to prepare for bedtime is to practise some relaxation techniques. From deep breathing exercises to counting sheep, these simple, calming activities have been proven to reduce stress and relieve tension. Just a few minutes of practice each night could put you in a more relaxed state that encourages good quality, restful sleep. Even if it doesn't completely solve your insomnia, these techniques can still help make insomnia easier to handle while allowing you to focus on better sleep solutions in the future.

Can CBD help you to Sleep?

Many people suffer from insomnia and lack of restful sleep, leading to an overall lack of energy and difficulty focusing. CBD does not induce sleep or help with sleep directly, but rather it helps you relax which in turn can help you sleep.

Please notye that CBD is the non-psychedelic component in the cannabis plant and is known for its ability to help with relaxation. It has few mild side effects that only affect some people and not all - making it an ideal aid to help relax at night. With consistent use, many users say that they have found more consistent and replenishing sleep. CBD could make all the difference!

CBD is not the same as THC. Taking THC in anyway makes you high. Thc products like THC Vape and are not legal in the UK espcially in larger quantities. The law for THC and THC vapes is very clear and currrently states that  there can be maximum of 1mg of THC per bottle. 

CBD vape pens vs CBD Gummies and CBD Oil

Deciding between a CBD vape pen, which is also known as an anxiety pen, gummies, or oil can be overwhelming for newcomers to the world of CBD. While CBD in general has become increasingly popular over the last several years, it’s still important to understand the differences between these three methods of consumption.

An Anxiety pen provides an effective and convenient option for quickly absorbing CBD into the bloodstream, while gummies may be more palatable for those who would like an alternative to vaping. For an all-around option with targeted use cases, CBD oil offers a versatile way to benefit from the many properties this incredible compound has to offer. With each option providing its own unique advantages, it’s up to individuals to weigh the pros and cons involved before deciding on one or more delivery methods.

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This article is authored by Dr Casey Abrahamsmen. Dr Abrahamsmen is a board certified physician with over 13 years of experience in internal medicine and pain management. He practises Palliative care at a hospital in Venezuela and is a strong advocative for CBD and believes CBD has a major role to play towards healthy non addictive pain management habits. You can read more about Dr Abrahamsmen here.

This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.

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