Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. It usually occurs as a side effect of an underlying health disorder. Doctors usually prescribe sleeping pills for getting better sleep. However, they are almost ineffective most of the time. Recent studies are showing that the major cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant, Cannabidiol (CBD), is very effective in treating insomnia and improve your sleep quality.
In this article, we will take a look at how CBD helps to treat insomnia.
CBD For Insomnia
The endocannabinoid system of our bodies play a major role in the regulation of various body functions, including sleep. The CBD interacts with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This interaction has many benefits and one of them is improving your sleep quality. Some studies have shown that this interaction of CBD affects your sleep/wake cycle positively.
Several other studies have conclusively proven that CBD is very effective in reducing anxiety and pain. Both these ailments will interfere with your sleep and may lead to insomnia.
A study conducted in the year 2019 looked at 47 people who suffered from anxiety and 25 people who suffered from insomnia. During the test period, the subjects were given a daily dose of 25 mg of CBD in a capsule form. After one month of the study, 79.2% of the participants reported having reduced levels of anxiety and 66.7% of the participants reported improvement in sleep quality.
In 2014, a study looked at 4 patients who suffered from Parkinson’s disease to find out how CBD affects the sleep cycle. The results of the study were encouraging. The use of CBD helped to manage the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder.
Using CBD For Good Sleep
Many studies have proven that CBD could improve your sleep quality. That raises the question of which is the effective method of consuming CBD for sleep. Indeed, CBD can be consumed in a number of ways. You can take CBD orally using CBD gummies and CBD pills, or you can use CBD vapes.
Most people consider CBD gummies as an effective way to use CBD for getting good sleep. This is because CBD gummies are taken orally and the CBD present in the CBD gummies is broken down during the digestive process. This will take much time but the effects of CBD will last longer in your body when compared to other consumption methods.
Other benefits of CBD gummies include alleviating several gastrointestinal diseases that could cause nausea and vomiting.