Sleep And CBD
This is a topic that we’re asked about all the time at CBD Doctors Shop. It’s one of the biggest reasons people are using CBD. Perhaps just behind anxiety and pain. For decades sleep has evolved and will continue to evolve into the future. Once upon a time before houses were built humans would sleep on the floor of the earth and now we have beds that automatically adjust to our bodies to give us a more restful sleep.
To go along with advances in technology we humans are also consuming plenty of sleep-related formulas or medications to help us fall asleep. Everything from ZzzQuil, melatonin, and then there’s the latest trend of using CBD before bed. But is CBD just another trend or is it truly here to stay?
What is CBD?
CBD also is known as cannabidiol is a compound that is extracted from the Marijuana or Hemp plant. Federal regulations allow CBD extracted from the hemp plant to be federally legal as long as it contains under .3% THC. Hemp has actually been around for an estimated 6000+ years. Hemp can be used for just about anything. It can feed you, it can clothe you, and it can put a rough over your head; the plant is extremely unique. Though CBD is just one of 113 cannabinoids found in hemp it is making its way forward as the most powerful one of the bunch. The way it works is through this system that’s in all of us called the endocannabinoid system. This system helps regulate some of our most vital functions such as our immune system, sleep, mood, pain sensation, and our memory (just to name a few). CBD interacts with this system by naturally providing cannabinoids to help regulate these functions and bring us back to our most optimal state of life.
How CBD Helps With Sleep
Here’s the thing you must know when taking CBD. Too much of it and it may make you a little sleepy. Not enough (or just the right amount) will stimulate your alertness making you more aware and a boost of calm energy. No jitters, just a smooth flat line of sustainable energy; but this article isn’t about creating energy it’s about sleep. Over 70 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. CBD is non-psychoactive meaning it has no mind-altering effects. For example, those who suffer from Sleep Apnea have begun noticing the benefits of using CBD for sleep. Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder where people get repeatedly awakened by their own breathing. Studies have begun to uncover the benefits of using CBD as it relaxes your muscles, therefore, opening up your airways so you can stay sound asleep. Sleep apnea isn’t the only sleep disorder that CBD works to combat. CBD has also been used for insomniacs, RLS (restless leg syndrome), pain, narcolepsy, and sleep paralysis. The best part about taking CBD compared to the other traditional medicines people use to sleep is there is no morning grogginess. You’ll wake up feeling fresh as ever and ready to attack your day. So, quit staring at your alarm clock and take some CBD because you deserve a restful nights sleep. When you’re ready to give it a try for yourself we’ll be here to help.
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