How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep With CBD Oil
Cannabidiol, better known by it’s shorthand, “CBD” is one of the main naturally occurring chemicals found within Cannabis plants. Unlike it’s cannabinoid counterpart, THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive effects. Users can enjoy it’s anxiety reducing and pain alleviating effects without experiencing the “traditional high” associated with cannabis use.
Sleeping disorders are a global epidemic, with over one third of the adult population in Americastruggling with at least a mild form of insomnia. Although the root of the sleeping disorder should be treated, studies on CBD as a sleep aid are promising.
HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP WITH CBD
Along with reducing pain and anxiety, which also cause sleep disturbances, CBD has been shown to have a positive effect on the circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm is our 24-hour biological clock. This inner clock regulates our sleep and wake cycles throughout the day. It regulates our body temperature, wakefulness, and hormones. Light exposure, hormones, exercise, and certain medications all affect the circadian rhythm.
40-50% of participants in a study analyzing the effects of CBD, THC, as well as CBD and THC on sleep over four years reported improvements in the quality of their sleep. Being well rested is key to treating chronic pain and establishing overall well-being. Lack of quality sleep leads to respiratory diseases, an increased risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, as well as an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases.
How to Take CBD
CBD can be consumed in the form of extracts, capsules, spray, as well as inhaled through a vapor form. No matter how you prefer to administer your CBD dosage, all forms work as an effective sleep aid.
- CBD extracts are the most recognizable form of CBD oil supplements. They are convenient liquid tinctures with a dropper, making it easy to administrate a dosage. Fill the dropper and dispense the CBD oil under your tongue or on food and beverages.
- CBD capsules are taken orally. For the best results, it is recommended to take the capsules consistently around the same time every day.
- CBD oral spray should be administered 15 minutes before bed. For the best results, spray twice under the tongue.
- CBD vape pen. Disposable vape pens are wonderfully convenient, with the cartridge of CBD oil built into the pen. Simply dispose of the device once your tank has run out of CBD oil. The amount of inhalations to experience the full benefits of CBD are difficult to pinpoint – and again, will vary from person to person. Experiment with how much you inhale until you figure out a regimen that works for you. It is advised to wait 15 minutes between each inhalation.
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Getting Ready for Bed with CBD
CBD affects everyone differently. Some individuals may feel the effects within 15 minutes while others may take up to an hour before they feel anything at all, depending on how you have taken CBD. For that reason, it is recommended to take your dosage about an hour prior to your desired bedtime in order to fall asleep on time.
After consuming or inhaling your CBD, simply lay back and relax. Unwind to your favorite song, a calming instrumental playlist, or your favorite casual-watching TV show. You’ll be out before you even have the chance to count sheep. Before you know it, you’ll have woken up the next day, fully restored after a full night’s sleep.
CBD is one of the main chemical compounds found in Cannabis plants. It is known for it’s lack of psychoactive effects. Hailed for it’s anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anxiety reducing, and pain alleviating properties, studies have shown CBD as a promising sleep aid.
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