Do you suffer from insomnia, trouble falling or staying asleep at night?
Cannabinoids (CBD) could potentially offer some relief for you. But how does it work? And will it work for you?
How CBD is Helpful
CBD is helpful for sleep because it can help to alleviate conditions that disrupt sleep, like stress, anxiety and pain. CBD can help calm your central nervous system, creating a relaxing effect, lowering your stress and anxiety, plus calming pain from conditions like chronic pain or arthritis.
Even if you are feeling calm and pain-free, CBD may be helpful for improving sleep in general as it interacts with receptors in the body that affect your body’s sleep and wake cycle.
CBD vs. Sleep Medication
If you’ve relied on sleep medication, you’re likely aware of the side effects that come with it, including habit formation. CBD has minimal side effects and could be a low risk alternative to try out. We recommend speaking with your doctor before making a change.
3 Tips for Using CBD as a Sleep Aid
- Add CBD as a supplement to healthy sleep habits.CBD can be a great tool for good sleep, but it shouldn’t be a crutch. In addition to CBD, practice good sleep habits, such as shutting down screen time (any screen) an hour or more before bed, avoiding caffeine after 3pm, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule and bedtime routine. And of course, having a general healthy lifestyle with exercise and a healthy diet can help attribute to good sleep.
- Watch your dose.While too small of a dose might not be effective, using large doses for sleep isn’t generally recommended. You could have a hard time waking up and focusing on your daily work or activities. Try a dose of about 25 to 30mg and increase as needed.
- Test out different delivery methods.Oils and edibles might help you stay asleep longer into the night, but some users find that vaping can help to fall asleep quicker, even if it may wear off more quickly. Whether you need help falling asleep or staying asleep, consider your options when choosing which way to consume CBD for sleep.
CBD has been proven to help many users with sleep, especially those that struggle with stress, anxiety or pain at night. Stop in to Brookside Holistic Solutions to see if it could improve your sleep and help you feel more rested each day.