Humans have used cannabis for centuries and today we are seeing a resurgence in the interest and use of cannabis, especially CBD.
Cannabidiol ( CBD ) is the concentrated resin that is extracted from the variety of cannabis known as hemp. It is infused in a variety of other products from oils, creams, sprays, gel-capsules, suppositories, vape cartridges and edibles to name a few. Unlike medical marijuana, CBD is legal in all 50 states. CBD is available in a supplement form and used to potentially treat several conditions, illnesses and diseases, or at least the symptoms.
For centuries cannabis has been used to treat illness, reduce anxiety levels and improve sleep. Using CBD is an excellent way to de-stress, unwind and relax thus helping your body reach a better balance, also known as homoeostasis. Because CBD reduces anxiety, it helps improve sleep quality by reducing sleep difficulties such as insomnia. CBD has reportedly been peer-reviewed to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.
“Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia.” Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep: a Review of the Literature. 2017
What’s fascinating and baffling researchers about CBD is how it has a calming relaxing effect while also having an energizing effect. A 2014 review of studies found that CBD promotes wakefulness and is based off evidence seen in both humans and animals. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) was first described in 1986 and has resulted in much research. A 2017 review reported that CBD helped treat RBD and also shows a lot of potential in treating excessive daytime sleepiness. With CBD promoting a more relaxing and restful sleeping period one can easily understand why it helps excessive daytime sleepiness.
“CBD may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness, while nabilone may reduce nightmares associated with PTSD and may improve sleep among patients with chronic pain. Research on cannabis and sleep is in its infancy and has yielded mixed results. Additional controlled and longitudinal research is critical to advance our understanding of research and clinical implications.” Source
CBD improves your health and wellness by helping you have a good nights rest. Your body requires sleep and rest for it to function at its best. It uses this time to repair and rejuvenate cells throughout your body. So if we supplement our bodies during rigorous training sessions, why not consider supplementing your sleeping sessions with a dose of CBD.
CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive and is not psychoactive, only a natural treatment for a restful night of sleep that you deserve. You don’t have to worry if you think you will get “high”, this compound has no psychoactive effects. CBD inhibits the effects of psychoactive cannabinoids found in cannabis, so CBD is a good remedy for many things.