Kayleigh Spiteri: Insomnia

“I woke up feeling happy for the first time in a long while – it gave me a whole new lease of life and I was so pleased to feel normal again.”

It is thought that one in three people have at least a mild case of insomnia, a sleep condition that means you regularly find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. For Kayleigh Spiteri, her insomnia was making her miserable: “I lost all interest in work, I just didn’t want to be there, and it was really getting me down. I stopped exercising because I had no energy and I spent most of my days walking around like a zombie.”

Kayleigh describes her insomnia as a continuous cycle, struggling to get to sleep, then worrying about not being able to sleep, causing exhaustion and anxiety throughout the day. She said: “I started getting heart palpitations as a result of the anxiety and I feared the nights coming round as I knew I’d be laying there awake for hours. It really took its toll on me and I’d tried all the usual remedies such as lavender spray, having a relaxing bed-time routine and eating well, but nothing seemed to shake it.”

Feeling hopeless, Kayleigh went to her GP to help solve her endless nightmare: “I turned to my doctor for some support as I just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I was prescribed sleeping tablets which helped for a few days but as they’re highly addictive, I could only take them for a week or so. They felt really unnatural as the sedation came quickly and completely knocked me out but only for a couple of hours. As soon as I stopped taking them, the insomnia returned and I knew I needed to find a more permanent solution.”

A friend of a friend recommended Synerva CBD Oils as his grandmother had arthritis and it had really worked for her, giving her back mobility and taking away the pain. Kayleigh said: “I was at my wits end and would have tried anything to help me sleep again. I ordered the 10% oil that day. I didn’t look at any other brands because I didn’t know much about CBD so I trusted his recommendation and purchased from Synerva. The first time I tried it I took four drops and I drifted off so easily, sleeping for around eight hours.

“I woke up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and happy for the first time in a long while. I felt like I’d slept for weeks, it gave me a whole new lease of life and I was so pleased to feel normal again. Before trying CBD, I thought it was just used recreationally – I never thought it could have this effect on me. I finally had the energy to get out of bed in the morning and to start exercising again, it’s like I had my life back!”

Kayleigh used our 10% CBD oil for around a month, lowering her dosage as time went on and now no longer suffers from insomnia. She said: “I’d definitely turn to Synerva with any other ailments before going to my doctor as I’ve seen what it can do first-hand. I usually try to avoid traditional medicine or going to my GP for the smallest things so it’s great to have this to hand and even better that it’s completely natural and so easy to take.”

It is suggested that CBD oil can improve the quality of rest by decreasing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, increasing deep, restful sleep and minimising certain factors that interrupt sleep. CBD may help by shifting the body from REM rest into a deeper NREM sleep. Generally, CBD will not make cause feelings of drowsiness or grogginess in the mornings.

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