CBD for Sleep

As the world becomes increasingly busy and stressful, sleep disorders have become a growing concern for many people. Insomnia, in particular, affects millions of individuals worldwide, leading to a decline in overall health and wellbeing. In recent years, CBD has emerged as a potential solution for those struggling with sleep issues. CBD for sleep improvement can mean falling asleep more easily, going back to sleep when waking up in the middle of the night, sleeping longer and/or deeper.

Sleep is an interesting ailment because there are so many different reasons that people can have trouble sleeping. But results are extremely promising!

The Science Behind CBD’s Sleep-Promoting Effects

Research suggests that CBD has several mechanisms that contribute to its sleep-promoting effects including:

Regulation of circadian rhythms: CBD may help regulate the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) performs different tasks but the goal is always the same – homeostasis – the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. We wrote a detailed blog about CBD and the ECS eight years ago when investigating why CBD works on so many different conditions.

Anxiety reduction: CBD may help alleviate anxiety, a common cause of sleep disturbances. A study found that 79.2% of patients experienced decreased anxiety scores within the first month of CBD treatment.

Pain relief: This is a big one! How many of us have had trouble sleeping because of aches or pains? CBD’s analgesic properties may help individuals with chronic pain sleep better. Research indicates that CBD can reduce pain and inflammation in conditions like Crohn’s disease.

Stress hormone regulation: CBD may lower cortisol levels, potentially improving sleep quality. One study showed that cortisol levels decreased more significantly when participants took CBD compared to a placebo.

Interaction with serotonin receptors: CBD has been shown to interact with the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, which is involved in the regulation of sleep-wake cycles. By modulating serotonin levels, CBD may help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, making it easier to fall asleep.

Antioxidant properties: CBD has potent antioxidant properties, which can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to various sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea.

Potential Benefits of CBD for Sleep Disorders

Numerous studies have investigated the potential benefits of CBD in helping with sleep disorders, with promising results. Some of the potential benefits include:

Improved sleep quality: CBD has been shown to improve sleep quality in individuals with insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Reduced insomnia symptoms: CBD has been found to reduce the frequency and duration of awakenings during the night, as well as the time it takes to fall asleep.

Reduced anxiety and stress: CBD’s anxiolytic properties may help reduce anxiety and stress, which are common contributors to sleep disorders.

Reduced pain: CBD has potent analgesic properties, which may help alleviate chronic pain, a common cause of insomnia and sleep disturbances.

Better Sleep with Whole Flower CBD

Over the years, many customers have tried our Whole Flower CBD products for help with sleeping.

For the most part, the results have been excellent, and interesting! Most people find that it works wonders to take some CBD about an hour before they want to go to sleep, and/or when they wake up in the middle of the night and want to go back to sleep (the Spray is excellent for this – just keep it by your bed and use it like a breath spray when you wake up).

Interestingly, some find that the Whole Flower CBD works better to help them sleep when they take it in the morning. They feel energized when they take it, and when they do lie down to sleep at the end of the day, they feel more relaxed and are able to sleep better (falling asleep and staying asleep).

We will say, that sleep is one ailment for which we’ve found CBD is not always effective for certain people. But we’re happy to work with you to determine if it can help you. We can help advise on dosage, product, and time of day to take it.

For those considering taking CBD to help with sleep, check with your doctor and then decide whether the Whole Flower Fluid or Spray will work better for you.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, we are always here to help you.