How Effective is CBD for Sleep?

by | Jan 5, 2021 | CBD for Health

Sleep is something that evades many people, regardless of the reason. When we do not get enough healthy sleep (meaning at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep), we can experience several side effects that range from drowsiness to aggression. Lack of sleep can lead to a poor diet, low libido, feelings of sadness, and communication issues with loved ones. So, when it comes to sleep, making sure that we get enough of it is absolutely vital. But, that is not always the easiest goal to accomplish, especially for those who have sleep problems like insomnia or hypersomnia or mental illnesses like anxiety that stand in the way of their being able to sleep. Rather than turning to the use of prescription medications to help improve sleep, individuals may be able to benefit from using CBD to cure their sleep woes. 

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How Effective is CBD for Sleep?

As with all things CBD, more research needs to be done on how it interacts with the brain and influences sleep patterns. Even though more research needs to be done, that does not mean that we do not have some important information about what we have uncovered so far.

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), CBD has already provided positive results for those who are utilizing it to sleep. In short, the endocannabinoid system is further activated when CBD is present in the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for several things, such as mood, appetite, and even sleep. Research currently shows that in relation to sleep, CBD increases the function of the endocannabinoid receptors, which have the power to promote relaxation and provide pain relief. So, while CBD is not going to directly cause sleepiness or full sleep, it can help calm the mind and soothe the body in ways that allow for a simpler transition into sleep. CBD has also proven to help people stay asleep rather than waking up one or more times throughout the night. 

For now, while more research is being conducted, people continue to turn to the use of CBD to not only help themselves sleep, but also help their pets get some rest. Older pets or pets with anxiety problems have shown to benefit from CBD, too. 

CBD remains one of the top alternative options for sleep aids, as many people do not feel comfortable taking prescription sleeping pills or using controversial over-the-counter supplements like melatonin. CBD does not create a groggy feeling, it is not sedating, and it does not produce common physical side effects such as headaches or stomach upset. Therefore, it remains one of the most widely sought-after supplements to help those who need assistance with their sleep patterns.

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If you have questions about CBD and how it can help improve your sleep, learn more about our CBD products today or find a retail partner near you. At Neuro XPF we are passionate about CBD, so we keep ourselves informed of all the latest science. 

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Kyle Turley

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Kyle Turley is a former NFL football offensive tackle. Outspoken with his use of Cannabis and CBD, he credits Cannabis for saving his life and continues to help create policy change around marijuana use in the NFL. He is a member of the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation NFL steering committee and is passionate about helping professional athletes suffering from physical and psychological issues recover with the help of CBD. Learn more about Kyle Turley

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