Sleep and Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. The severity of this is different from person to person and is dependent on the type of insomnia that one suffers from.

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Acute insomnia is sleep disruption that occurs for only a short time because it is triggered by some sort of life event caused by stress or trauma. Chronic insomnia is a long-term sleep disruption, typically lasting a month or more and may be connected to a larger health issue.

There are many potential causes for insomnia. If you suffer from a pre-existing health condition, you could be experiencing pain that makes it difficult to sleep. Additionally, if you are on medication for a pre-existing health condition, than the medication may have side effects of insomnia or difficulty sleeping. Mental health disorders can also cause a lack of sleep. If someone suffers from depression or anxiety, they may not be able to shut off their mind resulting in chronic insomnia. Another major cause of insomnia is stress. If you are particularly stressed about something, then you may not be able to focus on anything else resulting in insomnia. Lifestyle changes such as a travel or work schedule can throw your body off balance and can affect your sleep schedule. Some even experience insomnia as they get older and their health, daily activity and body changes.

Using CBD for Sleep / Insomnia

Summary of CBD Use for Trouble Sleeping

For those that suffer from insomnia, depending on the root cause there are a variety of suggested treatments available. While some may be prescribed over the counter medication, others may work on living a healthier lifestyle or spending time on meditation and relaxation to clear out stressful thoughts that can hinder sleep. More often than not there is a great deal of trial and error involved in order to get a good night’s sleep.

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This is where CBD for insomnia comes in. There are several types of CBD products that are most popular in the use for insomnia. The first being oils and tinctures due to the ease of use and immediate affect. Additionally, many prefer to use CBD supplements because it can be worked into a daily routine and will be easy to remember. CBD supplements at times even contain melatonin to further encourage sleep. No matter the product category, CBD for insomnia is a very common reason for CBD use.

Why CBD and CBN May Help You Sleep

CBD for insomnia has been a promising alternative due to it’s conjunction with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The body’s ECS system can become naturally off balance due to stress which has a direct effect on your circadian rhythm helping to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle. By adding CBD, or CBN (another cannabinoids), into the body, it will help to restore balance to the ECS system therefore potentially helping to remove stress and promote sleep. CBD and CBN for insomnia is also considered due to it emerging as a way to help common things that cause insomnia, such as anxiety and pain.

Tips for taking CBD for SLEEP / INSOMNIA

When it comes to taking CBD for insomnia, being comfortable as a consumer is critical. Especially when you are using CBD to help instill relaxation and calmness to get a full night’s sleep. With that said, choose a product category that fits your needs. Always talk to your doctor if you are on any sleep medication or other treatment plans to make sure CBD is the right fit.

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