THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY is in a full sprint to create products that harness the best of the plant’s health-inducing benefits. We’ve been exploring the CBD market thoroughly over the last few years, helping to demystify how this non-psychoactive component of cannabis works and learning about how our bodies’ own innate cannabinoid systems are the reason for CBD’s efficacy. Emerging studies on the benefits of CBD simply can’t be ignored, and one of the most promising applications have to do with anxiety and sleep.
According to a survey by Consumer Reports, almost 80 percent of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week. We’ve been hearing about the issue from readers, as the wellness industry opens up more and more about emotional and mental health issues that were previously been less explored.
Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep can be rooted in a wide array of issues, from physical pain to emotional imbalances. One of the reasons cannabis holds so much promise as a natural sleep aid is that certain components of the plant (both CBD and THC) have a unique ability to reduce pain and anxiety and promote deep relaxation. While pain and anxiety aren’t the only causes of sleep issues, for those that do struggle, cannabis could be just what’s needed for a better night’s sleep — especially in comparison to conventional sleeping pills which often have adverse long- and short-term side effects.
Most of our CBD content thus far has focused on THC-free products, as THC is the component responsible for creating cannabis’ high. But when it comes to a solution for sleep, taking a microdose of THC can be majorly therapeutic. While everyone’s body is different, we find that this small amount helps us ease into sleep and stay there without actually feeling sedated.
Lately, we’re loving La Haute’s cannabis-derived sleep supplement that includes 2mg of melatonin and a microdose of 1mg of CBD and 1mg THC – an extremely low dose that La Haute finds to be just the right fit for those needing sleep support or to ease occasional anxiety.