Trouble Sleeping? CBD may be able to help you with that!
If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you may have found yourself wondering if CBD might be worth trying instead. There’s never been a better time to try CBD, due to the abundance of products on the market. The cannabis plant is filled with hundreds of different compounds, several of which have been studied for decades for their therapeutic benefits. Cannabinoids are now used in treatment for a broad range of conditions and symptoms, including insomnia.
Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia. (1) CBD stands for cannabidiol, the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of marijuana. CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, but it is derived from the hemp plant, which is a plant cousin to the marijuana plant. Confused? CBD cannot get you “high” like marijuana can. According to a report by the WHO, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…to date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” (2) This is good news for the 1 in 3 people who suffer from insomnia. (3)
CBD can help with increasing overall sleep amount to improving insomnia to those who suffer from chronic pain that keeps them awake at night. (4) In smaller doses, CBD stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness which is important for daytime performance and for the strength and consistency of the sleep-wake cycle. (5)
Always consult your doctor before beginning a supplement or before making any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This is not to be construed as medical advice but is information you can use to start a conversation with your physician at your next appointment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or prior to using any CBD products.