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Firefighters, CBD, & Sleep: The Science Behind the Benefits

In recent years, CBD has grown in popularity among first responders and members of the US Fire Service that are working to break the compound’s stigma. Furthermore, increasing numbers of consumers are popping up every day who all share something in common – a physically demanding career.

With that said, it also seems that more and more consumers are sharing their positive experiences surrounding the benefits of hemp-derived wellness solutions.

At Rescue 1 CBD, our top priority is to have the most up-to-date information in the hemp world in order to share it with you!

Follow along with this blog as we discuss a vital subject that affects all of us: sleep.

Cannabidiol & Our Bodies

A Synergistic Connection

First, let’s talk cannabidiol and its connection with our body. We’re all too familiar with the negative side effects of the job. Long shifts can be extremely taxing on our sleep schedules, stress levels, and overall health.

As a first responder, properly optimizing health and fitness means giving our bodies a little bit of extra love, aligning ourselves and achieving homeostasis.

The CBD compound shares a synergistic connection with our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which regulates a considerable portion of the body’s ability to maintain balance.

Cannabinoids such as CBD can interact with our ECS and may aid in regulating appetite, digestion, and sleep.

What the Current Research Says About CBD & Sleep

When it Comes to Natural Self-Care—It’s Important to Trust the Science

Insufficient sleep affects everything from cardiovascular health to cognitive functions. Incorporating CBD into your daily or weekly routine can potentially be a great start to getting your sleep schedule on the right track.

According to an article published by the Sleep Foundation:

“Research on the effects CBD has on sleep disorders is still preliminary. Some people who use CBD for chronic pain report sleeping better. Currently, it is unclear whether these patients sleep better because of the pain relief or because CBD directly affects their sleep.

Other initial studies of CBD and sleep disorders suggest positive outcomes. However, not everyone experiences the same sleep benefits with CBD use, and different doses might lead to different effects. Research suggests that low doses of CBD are stimulating, while high doses of CBD are sedating. 

Discrepancies in experience can also be attributed to the method of CBD administration and dose. Additional research is needed to deepen our understanding of CBD as an intervention for sleep disorders.”

Here are some other things we know:

Summary:

In conclusion, the above-mentioned information is surely a great start for future research regarding CBD, and points to the potential abilities of medium-higher doses of the compound.

Before starting a CBD regimen for relaxation,sleep, or any other issues –  always consult a medical professional.

Be Sure to Tune in to the Rescue 1 Podcast!

Maintaining a Better Standard for Physical & Mental Wellness

At Rescue 1 CBD, our mission is to challenge the status quo of health and safety in the US Fire Service. 

We would love to invite our readers and clients to tune in to our podcast as we interview guests from various fields, including mental health, fitness, sports medicine, chiropractic, and of course, the Fire Service. 

Our content is aimed at leaving the Fire Service better than we found it by letting firefighters have a more common sense-based standard for physical and mental wellness. 

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