CBD For Improved Sleep

Posted by Anthony Phillips on

Sleep is essential to health.  In fact, it’s more important to our overall well-being than most of us would give it credit for. Sleep, or lack thereof, can deeply impact our emotional health, brain health, physical health, and our general performance throughout the day.

Sadly, some 25-35% of the population frequently has problems sleeping.  I personally believe that number is extremely conservative.  According to WebMD the following are 9 surprising reasons to get more sleep:

 
1. Better Health
2. Better Sex Life
3. Less Pain
4. Lower Risk of Injury
5. Better Mood
6. Better Weight Control
7. Clearer Thinking
8. Better Memory
9. Stronger Immunity
 
Who doesn’t want ALL of those things?  Well, all you need to do is get better sleep.  Easy, right? Not always. While I have found that regular exercise and avoiding alcohol before bed helps my sleep quality, one of the best things I have recently discovered is taking CBD before bed. Adding this to my routine of regular exercise has given me the best, most restful sleep. 
 

What is CBD?

Marijuana contains significant amounts of THC, while CBD contains a negligible amount, if any at all.
 
CBD is a phytocannabinoid found in industrial hemp and marijuana, what some people may not realize are two different varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. The CBD I have been using is based on industrial hemp, not marijuana, because marijuana also contains significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a phytocannabinoid that is psychoactive and capable of making a person “high”. Industrial hemp contains negligible amounts of THC—no more than, say, poppy seeds contain opiates—and so it will not get you high.
 
While CBD is not psychoactive like THC, it still has a lot of influence on the human brain. There are many amazing uses for CBD, but for the sake of this article lets discuss CBD and sleep.
Early research suggests that CBD consumption has a positive effect on sleep. This effect may be related to CBD’s anxiolytic (anxiety-inhibiting) properties than direct sleep regulation. Some other studies have shown that CBD oil influences the dopamine levels in the bloodstream during sleep. This leads to a better, more relaxed sleep. Furthermore, it has been shown that CBD oil can help improve the night’s rest of people with an irregular sleeping pattern, and who experience chronic fatigue as a result.
 
Poor sleep quality or quantity is usually a result of other issues. These issues could, for example, be
• Chronic Pain
• Stress and Anxiety
• Neurological disorders
 
I personally believe that CBD can have an impact on all these issues thus trickling down to your getting a better nights sleep. As the studies and public education and perception of cannabis improve daily, we will see more and more scientific evidence as to how CBD can help with multiple health related issues in the coming years.
 

In Conclusion

People who smoke marijuana often smoke it to get high, so the marijuana they smoke has a very high THC content. CBD, on the other hand, is from the strains of cannabis that are low in THC, and will reduce anxiety, which is probably the most common reason people lie awake at night. If you can relax, chances are you are going to sleep better, and if you sleep better you are going to feel better.

Unlike many of the prescription medication available, CBD can be used without risks, because it has no known side effects. CBD is a homeopathic soporific, and can, therefore, be bought by everyone. For more information on where to buy CBD products, or to get discount codes, please contact us here.

 

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