Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most crucial requirements for overall wellbeing, but if you find yourself having a hard time getting a snooze, you’re not alone.
According to the Health Sleep Foundation, 1 out of 3 individuals have at least mild insomnia, and around 10% have suffered daytime functional impairment that correlates with sleep deprivation. That said, many products with claimed sleep-inducing abilities are available to purchase, but not all of them work efficiently. And not all of them can be beneficial for your health.
In recent years the hemp plant became known as one of the best natural alternatives for managing sleep problems. Read more to learn how hemp seed oil helps you achieve a better night’s sleep.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Technically, Hemp seed oil isn’t an essential oil but a fixed or non-volatile oil. (Non Volatile oils have high boiling points like olive oil). They come from the pressed seeds of industrial hemp, which is also known as cannabis Sativa.
The difference between hemp and marijuana is that all types of industrial hemp are genetically distinct varieties of Cannabis sativa containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. In contrast, Marijuana's THC content ranges from 5-20% or more.
How can hemp seed oil help improve sleep?
Hemp seed oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep free radicals from damaging your fatty tissue. Antioxidants are known to help improve health and vitality, directly affecting energy, stamina, focus, and sleep patterns. Since people with chronic pain often have difficulty sleeping, Hemp Seed Oil may help reduce some of the pain that causes restlessness at night.
The Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs in hemp seed oil are called omega fatty acids. They are considered essential for human health because your body cannot produce them on its own (hence “essential”). The two most important EFAs are linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which help maintain a normal balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids in the body.
EFAs have been proven to be involved in regulating hormonal activity, including sleep hormones like Melatonin and Seratonin. The hemp seed oil contains both of these vital EFA elements with high ratios that can help you get better rest at night!
How to Use Hemp Oil for Sleep?
Hemp oil is used in a variety of ways. The most common way to use it is to take the EFA capsules and place them under the tongue for an extended amount of time so that they absorb faster into your body system. This method is especially beneficial if you are not feeling well and need fast relief!
The second way is to just take a spoonful of the oil and take it like you would an olive oil capsule.
The third and more enjoyable way is to use it topically! Hemp Seed Oil can be used aromatically or applied directly to the skin, which allows you to feel relaxed from head to toe without getting slathered in smelly chemicals.
The final way to use hemp oil is by adding it to your bath. The EFA’s enter the body through the skin and aid a long sleep cycle as you soak.
Ask For A Doctor’s Advice
Hemp seed oil may bring some great benefits for you, especially when dealing with sleep problems. However, not all products may work efficiently for everyone. People who suffer from sleep apnea should not use hemp oil as it can make airway inflammation worse and, in some cases, cause suffocation during sleep.
If you are taking any prescriptions, or have any health conditions, speak with a doctor before using this product. Also, make sure to purchase hemp products from trustworthy sellers to ensure they are of good quality and safe to use.
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