CBD FOR SLEEP

cbd for sleep

Supplementing with CBD products to assist with sleep and insomnia is becoming more common, here is what you need to know about supplementing with CBD for sleep.

 

Restoring Rest 

There are many elements to modern living that can result in sleeping disorders and even chronic insomnia. These include mental health disorders, medication, physical conditions, caffeine and environmental factors. The problem is that with a sleep deficiency comes many concerning symptoms, from failing immune functions to poor brain health.

Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system and this is particularly useful for improved sleep and reduce anxiety.* CBD products may also greatly improve your sleeping routine over the long-term. However, it’s always important that you speak to a medical practitioner about including it in your supplements or alongside any medications.   

 

Using CBD for Sleep 

Many CBD products appear to help with sleep because of the chemical compound’s anti-anxiety properties and its ability to promote relaxation. It’s also been noted that CBD may help to treat REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) and that it shows potential for treating excessive daytime sleepiness too.** Best of all, it’s an all-natural, organic way of encouraging better rest and more alertness during waking hours. 

If you’d like to encourage blissful eight-hour nights and energy-filled days through a healthy lifestyle and balanced supplements, then CBD could really help you. You won’t experience the intoxicating effects of traditional sleeping pills and you can micro-dose at your own pace to figure out how much CBD you should take for the best results. Each person is truly unique, this is why it’s important to start with smaller doses and then gradually increase. Your doctor can also advise on the best regime for your specific physiological circumstances. 

 

How Does CBD Work? 

While CBD is extracted from marijuana or hemp, it doesn’t contain any of the elements that would create a “buzz” or a sense of euphoria. In fact, CBD (Cannabidiol), already naturally occurs in your body. It’s one of the vital chemical compounds used by your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to encourage and maintain a sense of homeostasis. This is because CBD assists in preventing the breaking down of anandamide, and when we have plenty of this “bliss” molecule in our bodies, we will not respond as acutely to stress or anxiety. It’s essentially a supplement for boosting our very sophisticated and sensitive recovery system.

 

Buying Premium CBD

Our online shop provides South Africans with a supply of premium, full-spectrum CBD products that are below 0.2% THC (i.e. you will not experience any psychoactive properties or feel any kind of “high”).

Want to know more? Read about us or consult our CBD glossary! If you’re considering supplementing with CBD for more restful sleep, remember to discuss an ideal dosage with your doctor first. 

 

References 

*Perm J. 2019 |  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/

** Kimberly A. Babson, James Sottile, Danielle Morabito. 2017 |  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11920-017-0775-9

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