CBD And Sleep

Before you read any further and especially before you start medicating with CBD oil, make sure you have a conversation with your medical practitioner. Sometimes CBD isn’t an option for medical ailments, so make sure it’s right for you. CBD can be a great addition to any type of regimen, its non-psychoactive properties make it easy to keep going about your day. Scientists have made remarkable progress in understanding how CBD works and just how useful it could potentially be. Studies have already shown that CBD interacts with different receptors, proteins and other chemicals that are found in the brain. Our bodies also naturally produce cannabinoids of their own. The cannabinoid system in our bodies is involved in regulating many psychological processes like:

  • Mood
  • Pain Perception
  • Cognitive Functions
  • Appetite

CBD in small doses throughout the day can actually help to prevent tiredness throughout the day (good-bye afternoon crash) and a study has even shown that CBD has helped to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain. CBD obviously isn’t the cure-all for everything when it comes to insomnia but there have been studies done that have shown CBD can possibly help to reduce REM cycle disturbances in people with Parkinson’s and PTSD. Be aware though, there are some side effects of using CBD, even if you are a healthy adult you could experience

  • Dry Mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Sluggishness
  • Lightheadedness

CBD is promising and shows great potential in helping people with sleep-related issues. CBD is generally tolerated very well by healthy adults but just remember that you could encounter one or several different side effects. To help yourself adjust, use a smaller dosage and work your way up to a larger dose if you are planning to replace something in your routine. Again, make sure that you talk to your Doctor and discuss if CBD is right for you.

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