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CBD and Sleep
Each night, millions of individuals have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. An estimated 10% of adults in America suffer from insomnia. Restful sleep is essential for optimal immune system function, mood stability, improved energy and motivation levels, and enhanced overall well-being. Reports indicate that CBD oil may help induce sleepiness, with no known adverse side effects.
CBD has been found to have potential health benefits for symptoms like insomnia. Research has shown that CBD interacts with protein and cells in the brain. Researchers have discovered that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in maintaining certain body functions, such as mood, appetite, sleep, and regulating circadian rhythms. The two primary receptors in the brain and nervous system within the endocannabinoid system are CB1 and CB2. Some research suggests that the cannabinoid CBD interacts with specific receptors, potentially affecting the sleep and wake cycles.
Anxiety and CBD
While not a sleep disorder itself, anxiety can contribute to poor quality sleep, insufficient sleep, and sleep disorders. Because CBD calms the nervous system, early research indicates that CBD can be used to treat anxiety-related disorders. One study showed that nearly 80% of participants who used CBD to treat their anxiety reported lower anxiety levels within a month. Sleep initially improved in more than 65% percent of participants, followed by fluctuating results.
CBD may also decrease pain, which can also interfere with restful sleep. By reducing these symptoms sleep may improve. Some research supports that CBD and cannabinoids may improve sleep.