Cannabis and CBD Oil

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If you have struggled to sleep and are one of a growing number of insomniacs then this will come as good news. With such busy lives and growing levels of stress, busy minds are what keep millions of people awake each and every night. Some sleeping medication might work but the drowsiness lingers along with a dry mouth making them unpleasant for many. One of the new and emerging sleep aids, CBD oil is growing in popularity around the world for the incredible results it is getting, while being 100% natural with no negative side effects.

CBD Oil for Better Sleep

The way in which CBD oil reacts with the endocannabinoid system in the human body is what makes the substance such a good treatment for insomnia. CBD helps control and improve the refreshment of REM sleep and is especially helpful when treating disorders that result in sleep deprivation such as Parkinson’s Disease.

One of the top reasons for poor sleep or total insomnia is stress and or anxiety. Calming the mind and body to the point where sleep is possible is, for growing numbers of people, a challenge.  CBD oil is well known for it’s calming and relaxing properties and because it is 100% natural is a preferred sleeping “medication” for many people.

How does CBD Oil Work for Sleep?

Research into how CBD oil works is still fairly limited, but tests are showing that CBD oil is an effective solution for insomnia and other sleeping disorders. Many people are very aware of the mellowing and relaxing properties of cannabis but don’t wish to experience the high that comes along with it. Unlike cannabis, CBD products have none of the THC that creates the high associated with the recreational use. CBD does, however, retain the many relaxing and therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant.

CBD oil works with the human endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in almost all bodily functions. It is believed that CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to promote and controls and regulates the sleep cycle in the body. CBD is known to have tremendous calming properties and reduces anxiety and stress levels in the body. So while it doesn’t induce drowsiness or encourage immediate sleep, it helps lower levels of stress and anxiety in the body and brain and helps to ‘switch off’ at night.

Unlike conventional sleeping pills which may create a “sleep hangover”, CBD is addressing the causes of insomnia rather than the symptoms of insomnia itself. Overall, CBD calms a person down and when we are calm sleep comes easier.

When considering using CBD oil for sleep disorders it is recommended that professional medical advice sought. If a sleep disorder is caused by another disorder or if medication is being taken there is a chance of adverse effects. While CBD is 100% natural,  taking CBD oil is best done after medical or professional advice. It should be noted that many doctors and professionals are warming to the benefits of CBD.

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