Before You Take A Sleeping Pill, You Should Know This

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Before You Take A Sleeping Pill, You Should Know This

November 19, 2020

Sleeping Pill Alternative Verdania Fields

Black Box Warnings

Last year, the FDA ordered black box warnings for sleep aids (a.k.a sleeping pill) including, among others, Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta. The black box warnings resulted from an FDA review of 66 cases where the drugs created serious side-effects or death. There were cases where users exhibited unconscious behavior that resulted in falls, drownings, and car accidents to name a few. In about one third of cases, this unconscious behavior led to death. This latest warning is on top of earlier FDA warnings about cognitive impairment, next day fogginess and even elevated blood levels from taking a sleeping pill. [Source: Advisory Board]

The anxiety, stress and economic worry caused by the pandemic has had a profound effect on sleep. It is a “perfect storm of sleep problems,” according to Donn Posner, member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. [Source: Harvard Gazette 4.16.20]

The consequences of sleep deprivation go way beyond constant fatigue, impaired memory and inability to focus. The unfortunate side-effects of too little sleep include an increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s. Insomnia also makes losing weight harder which is certainly not good news for any of us dealing with the Covid 15.

Get Your Sleep Back on Track

Most people have never heard of the endocannabinoid system [ECS] because it wasn’t discovered until the 90s and is still not taught in medical schools. It is believed the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating our sleep cycle, specifically our circadian rhythms.

The ECS has receptors for cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN and CBG to help restore balance to the system and help you get our sleep back on track.

Good News

Because CBD alone is not always effective in helping you get to sleep, we’ve combined CBD with one of the newest cannabinoids, CBN, which has been shown to provide better sleep. It can help you sleep longer and get deeper sleep with no grogginess in the morning. It is without side effects and is non-intoxicating.

In addition, these two amazing cannabinoids, CBN and CBD, have a collective effect of relieving anxiety, reducing inflammation, being neuroprotective and alleviating pain– all qualities that reduce sleep problems and support good sleep patterns.

The most important thing to do for a good night’s sleep is to get the right kind of CBD. At Verdania Fields, all our CBD meets strict criteria. It’s called FLOW: Flower-derived, Lab tested, Organic and Whole Plant/Full Spectrum.

If you have any questions about our products, we offer a free consultation with a nurse whose focus is cannabis and CBD. Book an appointment by clicking here.

We believe the best healing comes from the earth. Natural, sustainably grown, non-GMO Verdania Fields. Don’t spend another sleepless night. (All our customers are glad they no longer do)

To your health,
Pamela & Wendy