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Hemp, Daylight Savings, and Sleep
We’re not sure about anybody else but that time change sure did punch us in the face. That being said, there are definitely ways to mitigate tiredness and exhaustion during the adjustment period of Daylight Savings Time. We only just lost the hour last night so today we’re going to chat about why sleep is probably the most important aspect of this whole process. Sleep is an essential component of our daily lives, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule is crucial for optimal health and well-being. Our bodies operate on an internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm. This is regulated by a variety of factors including light exposure, hormones, and environmental cues. This is why adjusting to daylight savings time is so important. It’s also where hemp comes in! We’re using the word hemp but it is still the same cannabinoid you all know and love that we’re talking about!
How Hemp Can Help
Hemp is used in a lot of our products. Hemp is a type of plant that is closely related to cannabis, but it contains only trace amounts of THC. That is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis use. Sometimes, hemp is primarily used for its fibrous stalks and seeds, which can be used to make a variety of products including paper, textiles, and even food. One of the potential benefits of hemp is its ability to promote better sleep. Hemp contains several compounds may relax and calm on the body. These compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating a variety of physiological processes including sleep.
Set a Routine
We know it’s past the time change but there’s still time! Try going to bed and waking up 15 minutes earlier each day. This will help your body gradually adjust to the new schedule. Always try to stick to a regular sleep schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This will help regulate your circadian rhythm and improve the quality of your sleep. Part of getting to bed quicker is also having a routine before bed. Develop a bedtime routine that helps you relax and unwind. This could include taking a warm bath, reading a book, or practicing meditation. As always, limit exposure to screens. The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt your circadian rhythm and make it harder to fall asleep. Try to avoid screens for at the very least, an hour before bed.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of advancing the clock during the summer months so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. The idea behind DST is to make better use of natural daylight during the longer summer days, and to conserve energy by reducing the need for artificial lighting. In most parts of the world that observe DST, clocks are moved forward by one hour in the spring (usually in March or April) and then moved back by one hour in the fall (usually in October or November). This means that people lose an hour of sleep in the spring when the clocks are moved forward, but gain an hour of sleep in the fall when the clocks are moved back.
DST has been controversial since it was first introduced in the early 20th century. Supporters argue that it saves energy, reduces traffic accidents, and provides more opportunities for outdoor activities during the longer summer evenings. However, opponents argue that it disrupts people’s sleep patterns, causes confusion and inconvenience, and has no significant energy-saving benefits.
The Reality For Now
Daylight savings is a reality for now. So our tips are as follows. Gradually adjust your sleep schedule. In the days leading up to DST, start going to bed and waking up 15-30 minutes earlier each day until you reach the new time. This can help your body adjust more gradually to the time change. Maintain a regular sleep schedule. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule, even on the weekends, to help regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Practice good sleep habits: Create a relaxing bedtime routine and avoid caffeine, alcohol, and heavy meals before bedtime. Also, make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet to promote better sleep. By following these tips, you can help minimize the effects of losing an hour of sleep during Daylight Saving Time and make the transition smoother for your body.