Cannabis has been around for many, many years, and its medicinal and casual use in modern times is definitely not the only example throughout history of treating ailments. In fact, cannabis has been used medically as far back as 400 CE! Nowadays, some of the most promising research of modern times that’s come out is how using CBD for insomnia and other sleep issues may help reduce their detrimental effects.
We detail what that looks like and some of the best products that may help improve your sleep.
How CBD May Help With Insomnia and Sleep
CBD isn’t actually a narcotic, so it won’t directly put you to sleep by taking it. However, there is some research that suggests that CBD is helpful for treating anxiety. So, how does this lead to better sleep?
With respect to issues like insomnia, anxiety is often the leading symptom that causes the disorder. Thus, by consuming CBD to reduce anxiety, you can therefore get an improved sleep.
CBD also has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties so even if people are in pain, they may find relief by taking CBD before they go to sleep.
What to Consider When Using CBD for Insomnia and Sleep
Like any drug, CBD can have some side effects but they are often minor. These can be fatigue, diarrhea, and/or changes in appetite and/or weight. If you’re on any medications, make sure to talk to your doctor for any interactions CBD may have with them as well.
Also, understand that CBD is better for treating anxiety directly than treating poor sleep. If you’re having consistently poor sleep it’s a good idea to book a visit with your doctor to see if there are any underlying issues.
Another aspect to consider is the form you take CBD in. For instance, vaping will produce a more immediate effect, but edible forms can produce a more lasting effect throughout your sleep.
The Best CBD Products for Insomnia and Poor Sleep
CBD comes in a wide variety of forms and mediums to consume, but we recommend the following if you’re having a tough time sleeping:
With respect to the CBN products on our list, it’s a drug you may not have heard of, but it does offer many complementary and beneficial effects alongside CBD. CBN is a natural Cannabinol (CBN) is a phytocannabinoid that is normally only present in very small quantities in newly mature cannabis plants. CBN is more commonly found within cannabis that has been heated or dried slowly via a curing process.
No matter the product you choose, CBD (and/or CBN) has anecdotally helped many of our customers treat their sleep ailments and help them get a better sleep.