Getting quality sleep is critical to physical, mental and emotional health. However, 50-70 million Americans have sleep disorders and over 60% of American adults report that they experience sleep disturbances. We will be exploring in this article the importance that sleep has on your health, the relationship that it has with your endocannabinoid system, and also how CBD might be able to improve your quality of sleep.
Your circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle of daily biological activity. If the cycle becomes poorly synchronized with nighttime and daytime, you might experience decreased sleep quantity and/or quality, which impacts the performance of your body. That can result in decreased metabolism, increased cortisol production. impaired mental performance, increased hunger (with stronger cravings for comfort foods), recovery from exercise slower, and feeling worse in general. A good start to ensuring a great night’s sleep is a good quality mattress, take a look at mattress warehouse.
Cannabinoids are among the hundreds of various compounds that are contained in the cannabis plant. They have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in order to improve sleep onset and sleep quality. Your body produces cannabinoids on its own as part of its endocannabinoid system, and that regulates cognition, pain perception, appetite, relaxation, and mood. CBD interacts directly with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors and it has been found to be useful in improving the quality of sleep.
The following is a list of studies on sleep and CBD:
Cannabidiol is the nonpsychoactive Cannabis constituent is a wake-inducing agent.
Sleep, pain, and cannabis: therapeutical clinical trials on the cannabis-based medicine Sativex.
Effect of cannabidiol and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in young adults on early morning behavior and nocturnal sleep.
Endocannabinoid modulation of NREM sleep and cortical up-states.
Cannabidiol Oil Effectiveness for Pediatric Insomnia and Anxiety as Part of PTSD.
Effects of systemic acute administration of Cannabidiol on rats’ sleep-wake cycle.
Cannabinoids might treat sleep apnea.
CBD can surprisingly help you both stay awake and fall asleep. CBD, in smaller doses, reduces daytime sleepiness and stimulates alertness which is important for the sleep-wake cycle. In bigger doses (up to 150 mg) of CBD increases your total sleep time and decreases sleep interruptions. To date, a range of doses starting at 10mg and up to 1300mg are being studied by science research for pain relief, anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep problems. Like everything else, you will need to do some experimenting with a dosage range that will work and provide you with great sleep. We recommend that you start with our CBD lozenges or CBD vapes to determine which one will work the best for you.