Sleep With CBD. Can CBD Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep with CBD
You can’t really appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep until you’ve had trouble sleeping. Over 70 million people in the US suffer from insomnia, and insomnia can generally be caused by stress and anxiety. People who can’t sleep struggle to shut their brain off. CBD helps by calming the mind and lowering levels of adrenaline and cortisol.
CBD helps to balance our endocannabinoid system, which keeps our body in homeostasis, or the ultimate balanced state. CBD can:
• Affect brain receptors that impact mood, pain, inflammation, and stress response
• Prevent the break down of anandamide, a major endocannabinoid in the body
When we have a deficiency of natural endocannabinoids in our body, some or all of our systems can be thrown off balance. But when we have an abundant amount of our own endocannabinoids in our system, we handle stress better, and return to that calm state of homeostasis quicker.
Sleep happens in 5 phases. The first two are generally shorter, and consist of lighter sleep time. CBD helps to lengthen sleep in the third or deep sleep phase, the time when your body repairs muscles and tissues, stimulates growth and development, boosts immune function, and builds up energy for the next day.
During REM sleep, the final phase, your brain becomes more active. Most dreaming occurs during this time, along with rapid eye movement, potential increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and breathing becomes fast, irregular, and shallow.
Taking CBD on a regular basis shortens the length of REM or light sleep, which means less dreaming and more time in the deep sleep phase. This can lead to improved memory and reduced symptoms of depression.
When CBD is taken during the day, it can:
• Improve alertness
• Lessen afternoon fatigue
• Enhance the body’s ability to easily enter the deep sleep cycle at night and to stay there longer.
When taken at night before bed, the quality of pre-sleep bedtime will be more relaxed. People who lie awake thinking about deadlines, to-dos, and the responsibilities of the next day, should find it easier to fall asleep.
Everyone’s body reacts in its own way and the dosage will be different person to person. One person can take 15 minutes to feel the effects of CBD while it might take someone else an hour to feel anything.
It’s safe to take up to 1,500 milligrams of CBD, but it’s best to start with a small dose before bed, and gradually increase it every few days until you are taking enough to help you sleep. CBD derived from hemp is non-addictive and non-psychoactive, so it’s okay to take the dose you need. CBD Thera offers a number of hemp based CBD products for you to try. Oil is probably the most popular, but we also offer a salve and infused honey. Visit our website today to find out which products are right for you.