Good sleep habits include regular, healthy sleep. The risk of developing dementia is higher if we don’t get enough sleep.
I’ve always envied people who can get a full night of uninterrupted sleep. I find myself staring at my ceiling for hours before I fall asleep. Then, when I finally do fall asleep I wake up just a few hours later.
I have tried many things over the years to help my health: meditation and exercise.
I had a brief success with one glass and half of wine that evening. I soon realized that this was only a temporary way to “knock me out” and that the quality of my sleep was poor. This made me feel like a zombie each morning.
I started vaping CBD recently to help me unwind before sleep. This week, I decided to conduct some research and discover if CBD has any evidence that CBD may help.
CBD and sleep: How does it help?
Over the past two-years, science has made important progress in understanding how CBD interacts within the human body.
CBD has been shown by research to positively interact and enhance the effects of Serotonin, GABA, and other brain receptors. GABA neurotransmitter, which is responsible for stimulating our brains”switch-off’ and reducing excess activity, is responsible to our moods and anxiety. CBD has been shown by its ability to affect these mechanisms to reduce anxiety.
CBD can also be used to reduce pain, due to its antiinflammatory properties and effects on the endocrinoid system.
Anxiety, pain and anxiety are the most common causes for insomnia.
Does CBD help with sleep?
Due to the legal issues surrounding marijuana, CBD research is still very limited. A growing body of evidence suggests that CBD is effective in promoting restful sleep.
The vast majority of available research shows that CBD improves sleep indirectly by reducing anxiety or pain.
One Study, published earlier this yea, examined the ability of CBD to improve sleep and lower anxiety. This study examined subjects who were suffering from poor sleep or anxiety. CBD was administered in CBD to 79% of the subjects. 66% had better sleep.
Another study showed that CBD was able to improve sleep quality for people who suffer from REM Sleep Behaviour Disease, which is associated with poor sleeping habits. The conclusion of a study by the USA that CBD “may improve sleep among chronic pain patients” was also supported.
Researchers have found that CBD might also be able to affect sleep through interactions with brain receptors. But, it is not clear if this can be considered conclusive.
CBD has been shown to reduce sleep-related problems.
Although it is not yet clear if CBD promotes restful and sound sleep, at least in part, it is likely.
CBD may be able to help you fall asleep if you’re constantly worrying about outside factors like work or bills.