CBD oil may help alleviate sleeping problems experienced as research reveals over 52% of Brits cite temperature as the main factor keeping them from getting enough sleep
With the summer holiday season fast approaching there’s a topic we don’t talk about – sleep. Relaxation, enjoyment and recharging the batteries are synonymous with taking a holiday, but how true is this in reality?
Recent polling by sleepcouncil.org found that as many as 52% of people in the UK believe the temperature prevents them from being able to get to sleep. According to the American National Sleep Foundation, anything higher than 18.3 degrees Celsius can lead to difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping long enough to feel well-rested.
Furthermore, established research by a team of American academics have also found that people struggle to sleep in alien environments, particularly experienced when staying in hotels. Sleeping in these unrecognised environments leads to a hemisphere of the brain being more active than the other, causing a phenomenon known as the first-night effect (FNE) that affects the brain to properly shut down preventing the chance for Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM) – more colloquially known as deep sleep – to occur.
With 86% of Britons taking a holiday in 2018 alone, figures are suggesting a similar outlook for 2019. Many could be in for weeks of bad nights sleep.
The difficulty getting to sleep in summer, coupled with the rise in availability of sleep aids has pushed the market to a shocking $2.3 billion. CBD oil has recently exploded into public consciousness, moving from the fringes of society into the mainstream and garnering attention from companies working in all industries, whether cosmetics, food and hospitality or medicine. Studies into CBD have shown that it can help with stress and anxiety relief and promote better sleep.
Simon Manthorpe, CEO of Eos Scientific has noted the following:
“The British public already struggles to get enough quality sleep and it’s unfortunately set to get worse over the summer months. Research has established that the British public is becoming more active in their search for sleeping aids. Such relevant studies have shown that over a quarter of Brits rank getting enough sleep as their greatest health ambition. We shouldn’t be surprised that the desire for sleepy teas, better mattresses, meditation apps have become more prevalent. Instead of turning to prescription medication, Britons look more favourably upon holistic methods of improving their wellbeing.
With so many millions of Brits struggling to get good quality sleep in the temperatures that the summer months bring, in conjunction with the deprivation brought about by the natural reaction of sleeping in new environments, CBD oil looks to be ideal for anybody who does not want to resort to prescription sleep medication.”