Insomnia & Anxiety
There are many different causes of insomnia such as anxiety, medication, certain diseases as well as environmental factors. Studies have shown that in many of these cases hemp products have been found to aid sleep and relaxation to improve the length, depth and quality of your sleep. Sleep is something that can, unfortunately, evade all of us at some point in our lives. Whether we’re overworked, emotionally or physically, quality sleep can be difficult to get and even more challenging to maintain. Sleeping issues are not few and far between, with an estimated third of the population experiencing insomnia in their lifetime according to the NHS.
On top of that, there are many other sleep disorders that aren’t mentioned as frequently, that are a part of some people’s everyday lives.These seemingly small things can have a significant impact on our health in both the short term and long term, so, how can we improve our sleep?
Clear Your Mind
It’s not a shock that what isn’t conducive to good sleep is when your brain is whirring at full speed the moment your head hits the pillow. We’ve all been there, but how on earth do we stop it?
Using meditation techniques can help to calm our mind down. Meditating is simply anything that gets you to focus on one thing and be present with it no matter what is going on. Some people find focusing on breathing helpful; others may focus on counting, or even colouring in a picture before they go to sleep. Meditation is much like a bath for your brain; just let it soak and relax.
As well as helping with sleep disorders, Hemp can help with general poor sleep, by helping to reduce feelings of stress or pain which may be stopping you from getting the quality and quantity of sleep you need.
Many studies have now revealed the positive effects Hemp can have on sleep, such as helping to treat REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder and insomnia.
Stress & Anxiety
Some people may be experiencing elevated levels of anxiety and stress, Hemp oils have been known to help reduce stress levels. Several studies showed the positive effects of complete-spectrum extracts on sleep and anxious feelings.
How to Ease Overwhelming Feelings
In a busy modern world of fast-paced living, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed sometimes.
Everybody reacts to feelings of stress or anxiety differently, but they are emotions that everyone will face at various points in their lives.
Learning to deal with these feelings healthily will be essential if you are on a journey of personal wellness and want to enjoy a more positive lifestyle.
When facing an intense emotional dilemma, thinking clearly and acting rationally can be challenging; overwhelming feelings have the potential to negatively impact multiple aspects of your life.
You may find yourself asking what you can do to ease overwhelming feelings when you find that you cannot deal with them effectively. Here, we suggest some ways to help.
Before trying any coping methods to ease overwhelming feelings, the seemingly simple act of accepting your stress or anxiety can be a step in the right direction.Try to remember that you will find your way to the other side of an emotional crisis, even when it can be hard to imagine in the moment.
Take a walk
Taking a few moments to stretch your muscles and get some fresh air in your lungs can do wonders. Doing even a little bit of exercise releases endorphins and has the potential to clear your head.
The physical act of temporarily walking away from a stressful situation can help you gain some distance not only from the situation but also your own feelings.
Walking will give you a moment of peace and provide you with some time to zone out or sort your thoughts, depending on what you need.
Take a Break
If you don’t have the ability to take a walk, then taking a mental break can be just as useful.
Guided imagery and visualisation exercises can help to quiet your mind and access a ‘happy place’ that is momentarily free from the stresses of the day.
Listening to your favourite tune or some relaxing music can also help to transport your mind and ease you back into a healthy mindset.
Take a Bath
Taking a bath gives you the opportunity to take a mental break while you also take care of your body. Hot water can help to relax tense muscles, and the simple act of focusing on filling up the bath or washing your hair can help take your mind off the things that are overwhelming you.
This is a commonly recommended solution for many situations, but it can really help! Counting your breaths or practising deep breathing exercises can be used to reverse the stress response.
Getting into a routine where you perform regular breathing exercises is beneficial when aiming to combat chronic stress.
Sleep Take a nap!
If you have the time, a quick nap or even just closing your eyes for a moment can help relax your body and mind. When you wake up, the situation that prompted your intense emotions may not seem so daunting.
Cultivating a healthy sleep cycle and routine will also be beneficial for your general health in the long run.
Natural Calming Agents
If you struggle to deal with overwhelming feelings, then it may be worth considering trying a hemp oil for stress or anxiety. Several studies have shown the positive calming effects of hemp oil when taken to help combat feelings of stress, anxiety and the overwhelming pressures of modern life. Hemp oil can be beneficial, but it should not be considered as a replacement for seeking professional help if you are experiencing serious and persistent stress concerns.
Mobility & Recovery
Hemp can help you reduce discomfort, aid movement and help you to recover faster after exertion and promote recovery from exercise. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
One of the ways to aid muscle recovery is by using a topical application such as Hemp Recovery balm which delivers the perfect amount of premium hemp ingredients to ease your achy, stiff muscles and joints. The balm also includes menthol and camphor for an immediate ‘deep-heat’ response.
Also to aid recovery, Hemp SPORTS Performance oil has the right ingredients from our proprietary hemp to help you perform to your limit and recover faster. This maximum strength oil offers all you need to enjoy your preferred sport.