It is safe to say that being unable to have a good night of sleep can affect your next day, and when this is a constant routine in someone’s life, that can cause short and long-term consequences, physically and emotionally. Sleeping disorders can affect daytime wakefulness, ability to concentrate, and mood.
In fact, studies have shown that 68% of adults aged 18 to 29 experience sleep problems. The same is true for 59% of adults aged 30 to 64 and 44% of those over the age of 65.
Sleep issues plague millions of people around the globe and can lead to other health problems, such as increased anxiety, depression, and risk of congestive heart failure.
The science behind using CBD for sleep
CBD does more than make you sleepy and sleep better. It may also address some of the root causes of sleeplessness. In easy words, CBD helps regulate your body and mind, as it has a calming effect on your nervous system.
Research published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 individuals, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The individuals were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. 79.2% of the patients reported lower anxiety levels in the first month, and 66.7% reported better sleep.
More than that! Another research shows that CBD can help to improve the sleep cycle when it comes to patients with Parkinson’s disease. It found that CBD improved the symptoms of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder (RBD). RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.
Many sleep issues are not caused by sleep disorders directly. Chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and many other diseases can also cause people to have trouble sleeping. And CBD can help with all of them, either helping to fall asleep and/or helping to improve sleep through the night.
What to do if you want to try CBD for sleep?
In recent years, more and more people have been turning to natural health products like CBD to take advantage of the healing power of plants. CBD comes in different forms to consume, such as pre-made edibles like gummies (usually in various flavours) and oil tinctures that can be available in different flavours also.
The best way to go about finding a safe CBD to use is to find trustworthy brands. Reputable brands will typically be transparent about their sources (where it was grown), include specific information about its extraction method and purity, and be third-party tested.
Also, be aware of the dosage guide for CBD since it is based on a person’s body weight and other factors that can contribute to your body’s reaction to a certain amount of CBD.
If you are thinking of adding CBD to your sleep routine, check all the Gaia Hemp Health Line.
Still have questions?
At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.