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Can CBD help with sleep?

Can CBD help with sleep?


Struggling to get a good night's sleep? Even after a long day it may seem like having a good sleeping routine is out of reach. Forcing a choice between becoming a night owl or tossing and turning for hours. 

Sleep deprivation leaves the body and mind performing at lower then optimum levels and can be very harmful for your health. Sleep deprivation increases stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol as well as, impairs concentration and cognitive body functions. It also increases blood pressure and weakens the immune system.


How can CBD help with sleep

We already know CBD can help you relax, but can it actually help you turn the lights off. A 2019 study published in The Journal of Pain showed that 66.7% of participants reported improved sleep even in people who don’t consider themselves to have trouble sleeping. The study looked at using CBD to replace pain medication, yet improved sleep was a common side effect. So how does CBD help to achieve more restful sleep? It all comes down to the Endocannabinoid System

What is the Endocannabinoid System? 

The Endocannabinoid System is a network of cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

It play a role in regulating:

  • Inflammation
  • Mood
  • Discomfort
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Memory
  • Stress

CBD has a more indirect, soothing effect that supports our body's natural regulation without the psychotropic effects like its counterpart THC. This means CBD for insomnia can help address the root causes of poor sleep, stress, aches and inflammation. 

How efficient is CBD? 

Some CBD products contain very little CBD, while others contain much higher amounts. Which is why many people feel like some CBD product do not work for them. In fact many products are sold as CBD products with only a trace of CBD. So it is important to be careful when buying certain brands. Checking if a company lab tests their products is very important as it certifies what they are selling to you. 

Give CBD a try 

Try CBD for a few weeks if you are struggling to sleep. You'll be amazed at how well it works. 

Sources: 

Mayo Clinic 

Body Thrive 

Health Line

Sleep Association 

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