CBD for Insomnia and other Sleep Disorders
When we try to understand the benefits of CBD for Insomnia and Sleep disorders, we must first understand the Human Endocannabinoid System.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS):
The ECS is a primary regulator of all human physiology composed of endocannabinoids. Based on two primary endocannabinoid receptors (CB1,CB2), they interact with our brain, nervous system as well as all our organs and tissues to help provide homeostasis or balance within our body.
What the Endocannabinoid System does specifically:
It is a complex cell-signalling system discovered in the early 90’s by researchers originally exploring THC. This system regulates a range of functions within our body including:
- Reproduction and Fertility
The reasoning for the positive interaction between CBD and Insomnia comes from experts who believe when our body is deficient of these endocannabinoids, it will throw our endocannabinoid system out of balance.
What this unbalance does???
It is believed to contribute to the development of certain sleep disorders and health conditions. As we get older, this unbalance becomes more noticeable, which would explain why many people as they age develop many health disorders as a result.
Our internal endocannabinoid system along with our circadian rhythms regulate how we fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up and remain awake.
By Balancing our ECS, CBD indirectly alleviates Insomnia by helping to regulate our internal Circadian Rhythms!
READ MORE: Circadian Rhythms
It is thought…
if our endocannabinoid system is not balanced, it can lead to certain health conditions which can interfere with a persons circadian rhythms thus causing sleep disorders.
It will cause…
poor sleep and can result in chronic illness and an underlying imbalance of the endocannbinoid system. There are still ways to go in fully understanding the relationship between circadian rhythms and the endocannabinoid system. But it is clear that proper quality sleep is critical for maintaining and restoring a persons health.
CBD for Insomnia and a more restful sleep!
Having sleepless nights could be the result of an underlying condition such as pain, inflammation, stress and anxiety. CBD for Insomnia works to suppress these negative bodily responses to provide relaxation. When our body is more relaxed and pain free, we are able to fall asleep and remain asleep.
Good quality sleep helps our bodies replenish and repair, and is vital for overall health and well being!
It is important to pay attention to dosage when using CBD (Cannabidiol) for sleep. Too much CBD and it can actually have the opposite effect. It is best to start with a low dose and use this low dose for 1 week. If you are still not able to get a good nights rest, you can increase it for the following week. If after each week you are not satisfied with the results, keep increasing each week until you are able to sleep.
For assistance with dosing with CBD for Insomnia and other sleep disorders, please check our CBD Dosage Calculator