Can CBD oil help you sleep?

Research shows promise when it comes to answering the question, Can CBD oil help you sleep?

When I first started taking CBD oil I had problems with my sleep.  CBD oil and sleep

My first experience with CBD oil

Nothing makes me more jealous then when I hear people talk about sleep. I’ve struggled with sleep and I tried everything to try to get it: exercise, meditation, sleep hygiene and melatonin as examples. Some of it helped, but only when I didn’t have much on my mind. As soon as I found something to worry about,  I couldn’t sleep. The “No tech before bedtime ” advice, plus a tablet of melatonin got me nowhere fast. That’s when I was intrigued when I first starting taking CBD oil. I didn’t get my hopes up because tons of other remedies helping other people had not worked for me. I figured it was worth a try.

Putting CBD oil to a test

After a week of taking CDB in oil form, it was abundantly clear I had come across something remarkable. I had often slept well trying other remedies before they stopped working their magic- -I had figured it was due to the placebo effect. But with CBD oil the good nights of sleep kept coming.

My racing thoughts stopped within an hour of taking it and when I got in bed I fell asleep as my head hit the pillow. Better yet, I woke up feeling refreshed ready for the day. And this isn’t rare. Michael Breus,a clinical psychologist, and board certified sleep expert says research supports CBD oil can be beneficial for rest.


What the research says

Studies show CBD has the ability to interact with serotonin receptors and GABA receptors in the brain. Serotonin plays a vital role in mood and anxiety and GABA is known as the main “inhibitory” neurotransmitter, meaning it calms excess activity in the brain and promotes relaxation. It helps you sleep. According to study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, CBD oil helps you increase the amount you sleep

How much do I take?

It is worth noting that the concentration of CBD oil varies by product, and some people require more or less to feel the effects. I suggest trying smaller concentrations at first and working your way up until you get the desired effect. And taking it regularly doesn’t mean you’ll get addicted. There’s very little reason to believe people develop a resistance tio CBD over time which was my biggest fear.

In conclusion, the results are in

Is CBD oil a miracle sleep supplement? There may not be enough scientific data to say for sure, and it certainly differs from person to person. But I hope so, because I am not willing to give up my eight hour nights and my energy filled days any time soon. Feel free to leave your comments below:

William Ewing

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