One of the main reasons people are interested in CBD products is that they have a great reputation for beating insomnia and encouraging deep, restful sleep.
This reputation is backed up by some of the early scientific research that’s being done into CBD products which is encouraging for people looking for a natural aid to sleep with few side effects.
This might make you worry if you take CBD for other reasons – to manage pain or to calm anxiety. If you take CBD oil throughout the day, will it make you tired? Could it affect your work?
Dayzed is here to answer your questions and make sure you can confidently make the right choices when you’re picking CBD products to fit your lifestyle.
Does CBD Get You High?
The first thing to worry about is whether CBD makes you high or stoned. It’s not an unreasonable worry: CBD is a cannabinoid, derived from the same cannabis plant that’s designated a class two drug in the UK.
Fortunately, the World Health Organisation has investigated CBD in isolation and determined that it’s neither psychoactive, nor addictive and abusable, chemically speaking. This means that CBD products sold through reputable retailers (like Dayzed) are made from strains of cannabis containing no more than 0.2% traces of THC – tetrahydrocannabinol, the intoxicant, psychoactive component of the plant – and you can use them safe in the knowledge they won’t alter your state of mind or impair your judgement.
How Does CBD Help You Sleep?
To understand if it will make you sleepy under normal circumstances, we need to look at how CBD operates to help you sleep at night.
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (the neurological receptors that cannabinoids can bind to, stimulating results in your brain) and produces lots of different effects, from helping to deal with pain and inflammation, to helping to control depression and anxiety, and promoting a sense of calm and wellness. In some respects, it affects the body in a similar way to antidepressant or antianxiety medication, though for many people it’s better tolerated.
Rather than ‘causing sleep’ directly, like a sleeping pill your doctor would prescribe, CBD helps to control the factors that can make it difficult for you to sleep – pain and worry. While this means if your insomnia has a specific cause that CBD doesn’t affect, it’s not a useful treatment, it does mean that you can safely use a CBD Oil, tea, edible or vape without the worry that you’ll fall asleep on the job!