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CBD and sleep

CBD and sleep

Proper sleep quality is essential for overall health and well-being. Getting a good night's sleep means you have enough vitality and energy for everyday tasks. A restful night's rest also helps to prevent illness, improve memory, and aid muscle and tissue growth and repair. Unfortunately, for some types of sleepers, falling asleep or staying asleep in a deep sleep can be difficult.

In the context of sleep problems, CBD can offer natural help. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant compound in the cannabis plant, and many studies suggest that it may indirectly contribute to better sleep quality and induce a restful night's sleep. CBD does not cause psychoactive effects and can help with a variety of sleep disorders, including insomnia and restless leg syndrome, induce a sense of relaxation and help relieve pain and inflammation.

CBD has relaxing effects that can help as a natural alternative to calm the mind and prepare the body for peaceful rest. Cannabidiol's ability to naturally regulate the sleep cycle can positively contribute to promoting sleep function.

To understand whether CBD can be helpful as a natural treatment and improve disturbed sleep, you need to understand the possible causes of insomnia (technically insomnia), which include:

  • Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety conditions
  • Symptoms of chronic illnesses (e.g. pain)
  • Consumption of large amounts of food or caffeine, especially before sleep
  • Environmental influences (distractions or uncomfortable bed)
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances (disturbances in the sleep-wake cycle)

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a key role. The word cannabinoid in the name of the system refers to the active components of the Cannabis sativa plant that affect it. The ECS is a neurochemical network in the body that regulates various functions, including emotion, pain and sleep.  While the body naturally releases endocannabinoid molecules, cannabinoids such as CBD can influence the body through the ECS.

A part of the brain called the hypothalamus plays an important role in the ECS by influencing the circadian rhythm (a 24-hour cycle that, among other things, helps the body fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning).

Circadian rhythm disturbances occur when the body's internal clock is not in sync with the environment. These disturbances can arise from changes in sleep hygiene, often as a result of travel or work, or as a secondary circumstance of health, aging or genetics.
CBD works with the hypothalamus to regulate stress. Cannabidiol can suppress the unregulated cycle of excessive activation of stress hormones and balance the sleep-wake rhythm through hormones.

CBD can also take care of the body going through the normal stages of sleep - the NON REM phase and REM phase without unnecessary interruptions. 

CBD can be taken in the form of capsules, oils and tinctures, edibles (gummies, biscuits), vaporization or perhaps in the form of patches.

Many factors influence the dosage of CBD. The dose depends on weight, height, personal body chemistry, the nature of your sleep problems, and the product you are taking. We recommend starting with a lower dose and watching how your body reacts.

With us, you will only find quality and safe sleep products that have undergone laboratory analysis and meet strict safety and legislative standards. The products are subject to thorough testing and do not contain any undesirable substances (heavy metals, pesticides or solvents).

Explore the CBD and Sleep category where you can get, for example, Hemnia's Restful vaporizer pen with 40% CBD, 60% CBN supplemented with lavender and passionflower or hemp oils with different CBD concentrations from Hemnia and CBD oils in concentrations of 5-40% CBD from Hapeasse.

Need advice? Get in touch and we'll help you choose.