Insomnia and CBD
We all have nights that the stress in our life piles on and we have a bad night sleep. However, I’m not debating the occasional loss of one- or two-night’s sleep. I’m discussing the individuals who are cursed with chronic sleep deprivation. It may surprise you that you’re not alone. Over 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and have had to rely on addictive prescription drugs to force them to get some sleep.
Quality sleep is crucial to emotional, mental and physical health. Researchers are beginning to explore the importance of sleep for your health with its relationship to the endocannabinoid system, and how CBD can help you sleep much better. CBD hemp oil is the cannabidiol compound found in hem that is produced the United States and does not get you high. It has amazing potential to treat many health problems including sleep disorders. Due to its anxiolytic properties and the fact that CBD has been proven to fight off anxiety, the active compound is affective in regulating sleep.
Your circadian rhythm is a daily (~24 h) cycle of biological activity. If it becomes poorly synchronized with daytime and night-time, you may experience decreased sleep quality and/or quantity, impacting your body’s performance. This could result in increased cortisol production, decreased metabolism, slower recovery from exercise, greater hunger (with strong cravings for comfort foods), impaired mental performance, and generally feeling worse.
Cannabinoids, among hundreds of different compounds in the cannabis plant, have been used therapeutically for centuries to improve sleep quality and sleep onset. Your body produces its own cannabinoids as part of the endocannabinoid system, which regulates mood, relaxation, appetite, pain perception, and even cognition. Organic CBD directly interacts with receptors of the endocannabinoid system and has been found to be helpful for improving sleep quality.
Here’s a list of published studies on CBD and sleep:
- The non-psychoactive Cannabis constituent cannabidiol is a wake-inducing agent 
- Cannabis, pain, and sleep: lessons from therapeutic clinical trials of Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine 
- Effect of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on nocturnal sleep and early-morning behavior in young adults 
- Endocannabinoid modulation of cortical up-states and NREM sleep 
- Effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil for Pediatric Anxiety and Insomnia as Part of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report 
- Effects of acute systemic administration of cannabidiol on sleep-wake cycle in rats 
- Cannabinoids may treat sleep apnea 
Surprisingly, CBD can help you both fall asleep and stay awake. In smaller doses, CBD stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness which is important for your sleep-wake cycle. In large doses (upwards of 150 mg) CBD decreases sleep interruptions and increases total sleep time. So far, a range of doses from 10mg to upwards of 1300mg have been studied in scientific research for sleep problems, depression, stress, anxiety, and pain relief. As with everything, you need to experiment with a dosage range that works for you to get amazing sleep.
Thanks to many decades of scientific investigation, it’s now possible to get the true benefits of CBD in supplement form. Scores of sleep-deprived people like myself are now raving about the benefits of CBD oil and sleep. It is extremely rewarding to the body when you can get a better night’s sleep.
It is through personal experience that through the regular usage of cannabidiol CBD oil at night I am beginning to wean off of almost 20 years of prescription sleep medication (Ambien). I must reveal that it is a slow process for me, but the CBD oil has significantly decreased my withdrawal symptoms and is helping to re-teach my body how to achieve its normal circadian rhythm. I’m looking forward to the day I can finally free myself of this additive drug and naturally achieve a phenomenal night sleep. This is extremely empowering!
CBD SKY now offers Sleep Support CBD Oral Spray which will help you to create a comfortable sleep pattern and to relax safely and naturally. Without proper sleep, it becomes difficult to focus, productivity declines, and energy levels tend to be low.
In fact, getting a good night’s sleep has been tied to a number of key benefits including:
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight
- Protecting Your Immune System
- Improving Concentration
With Sleep Support CBD Oral Spray, you can get a healthy night’s rest WITHOUT ingesting potentially harmful medications or chemicals. Imagine finally being able to get a full night’s sleep for yourself and waking up refreshed and revitalized.
How much more productive can you be in your work and life?
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The information on this page is based on studies and research as well as experiences from CBD users. For medical condition it is important to consult a licensed healthcare practitioner regarding any potential interacts or complications before consuming a quality CBO product.