Can CBD improve my sleep?

Can CBD improve my sleep?

One of the many reasons people use CBD products is to help with sleep issues. From the anecdotal evidence, CBD seems effective at promoting deeper and most restful sleep, whether your problem sleeping is with insomnia or anxiety and many people are experimenting with the benefits of the whole range of CBD products from edibles to vape liquid.

Today we’re taking a look at how CBD can help you sleep and what the right option could be for you.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound which is found in the cannabis plant. Since a study conducted by the World Health Organisation came to the conclusion that CBD wasn’t chemically addictive[1], the floodgates have opened for a huge variety of CBD infused products so people can take advantage of the benefits.

It’s just as important to say what CBD is not. Cannabidiol is not the cannabis compound that makes you high: that’s THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol. To be licensed for sale in the EU and UK, CBD products need to contain no more than 0.2%, and specially bred strains of the cannabis plant with low THC levels to ensure they hit this target. This means that you can use CBD oils and edibles with the confidence that they’re not going to impair your judgement or change your perceptions: they aren’t intoxicants.

Does it Help You Sleep?

Most clinical studies of the effects of CBD are in their early stages, so medically certain claims about precisely what CBD does and how it does it are thin on the ground.

The initial studies that have been done do seem to indicate that cannabidiol is effective at promoting longer, deeper and higher quality sleep.[2] This is promising for anyone looking for a natural remedy for insomnia or anxiety that stops you sleeping, especially as CBD is mostly very well tolerated – it has few side effects, unlike some clinical medications.

The Best CBD for Sleep

Once you’ve decided CBD is the right choice for you, you still need to pick the right way of taking it! Fortunately, Dayzed has a big range of CBD products for you to choose from.

One of the most important things to bear in mind is how CBD is absorbed by your body. When you take it in the form of an oil or vape it, it’s absorbed into your body almost immediately, and you can begin to see effects very quickly. It also means it will start to break down more quickly, and you will see the benefits pass. If you have difficult going to sleep at all, then this could be a good solution.

If you take CBD gummies for sleep, or other edibles, they break down slowly in your stomach, releasing the compound to be absorbed by your body. This means it takes longer for you to feel the effects, but they also last longer as the edibles continue to break down and release more CBD. If you have trouble staying asleep, then edibles could be your best choice!

 

[1] “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf