CBD oil and Sleep

More facts about CBD Oil

How does supplementing with CBD help with sleep?

There is a large correlation between the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and sleep regulation. Studies have shown that CBD increases the amount of total sleep, reduces anxious feelings (which has been shown to improve sleep quality), decreases the amount of REM sleep, and increases the amount of non-REM sleep (deep, restful, restorative sleep). CBD helps regulate balance and homeostasis in the body by activating CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. CBD also helps to block sleep rebound (your body doesn’t have to make up for the missed sleep) and the hunger that is associated with few hours of sleep.

There are two aspects with CBD that resemble a paradox. CBD acts as a wakeful agent by day and improves quality of sleep by night but it won’t make you sleepy! OK, this seems completely contradictory but studies have shown that the quality of daytime wakefulness can lead to improved sleep at night.

In the morning and afternoon, CBD has been shown to improve executive functions, focus, reflexes, vision, taste, smell, and reduction of anxious feelings and pain. At nighttime, a total deeper and more restorative sleep occurs.

Numerous studies have shown how CBD can help with sleeplessness. A 2006 study on rats showed increased alertness with light, displaying that CBD could potentially be used for relief of day-time drowsiness. Another study revealed how CBD fights anxious feelings, a common factor that keeps people awake.

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