Getting adequate sleep is crucial for everyone's overall health, although many people often neglect that. We cannot overstate enough sleep's health benefits; it plays vital roles in the body like increasing productivity and concentration. When you sleep, the body gets to heal and repair its cells, enabling you to get ready for another productive day. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly; therefore, it is more important than exercises. It also improves memory and problem-solving skills and starves off diseases such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, etc.

The average human being is required to get at least 7hours of sleep every night. However, some people lack sleeps due to various reasons and cannot meet that requirement, a condition known as insomnia. Lack of enough sleep leads to severe problems such as reduced cognitive abilities, frequent attention lapses, delayed reaction, eye bags, and mood shifts. The good news is that extracted CBD, whose popularity is rapidly increasing worldwide, helps relieve insomnia.

What is CBD?

CBD short form for cannabinoids is one of the main compounds extracted from cannabis plants. When taken, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system, therefore maintaining your body balance and stability. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound in cannabis that helps people get the 'high-effect' CBD is psychoactive. Psychoactive means it will not get you high, but instead, it has medicinal benefits such as insomnia relief, pain relief, reducing inflammation, seizures, to mention a few.

The best CBD for insomnia can help you relieve insomnia caused by many factors such as:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD).
  • Excessive pain.
  • Other external factors, such as noise and excessive light.
  • Consumption of coffee and caffeine, especially late in the day.
  • Certain medicines.

Medical research

The growing medicinal benefits of cannabis for the human body have triggered much scientific research on CBD in the last decade. According to a study published in 2019, researchers used CBD on 72 subjects, 47 of which were experiencing anxiety and 25 who had poor sleep problems. They were all administered with 25mg of CBD in the capsule form. 79.2% reported lower anxiety levels in the first month, and 66.7% reported improved sleeping patterns. The researchers concluded that CBD is beneficial in reducing anxiety and improving sleep.

Another research conducted in 2014 on four patients with Parkinson's disease showed that CBD helped relieve their symptoms caused by sleep problems. It helped relieve the symptoms of the REM sleeping disorder whereby the patient experiences nightmares and acts out their dreams related to poor sleep.

CBD is also beneficial in treating excessive daytime sleep and grogginess. Although extensive research is ongoing, it helps promote stability and wakefulness.

How to take CBD for insomnia

Like other traditional supplements, the amount of your CBD intake depends on your body factors such as weight, the extent of your sleeping problems, and overall body chemistry. Most clinical researches have involved the administration of 25mg to 1500mg of CBD per day. Still, in most cases, the doctor will recommend you start with lower doses then increase depending on how your body responds.

Many patients on clinical trials did not experience immediate effects on taking CBD, which means that you should be patient if you do not experience immediate results, however, that differs from an individual to another.

In conclusion, according to research, CBD helps relieve insomnia since it tackles the root cause of insomnia.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.