Sleep Disorders? Put ‘Em to Bed with CBD!

by | May 6, 2019 | CBD | 0 comments

We are a sleep-deprived nation, and that’s a scary fact. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a marked increase in depression, a higher risk for diabetes and obesity, and even more immediate dangers: John Hopkins Medical Center found that 1 in 25 drivers have dozed off at the wheel in the past month, and 6,000 fatal car accidents were caused by drowsy drivers last year. Could CBD be the remedy we need to finally get a good night’s sleep?

Emerging studies suggest that CBD (Cannabidiol) is used by many for insomnia. The National Institute of Health published a randomized, double-blind clinical trial that showed improvement in both pain levels and sleep quality for participants. Those who received Sativex enjoyed greater relief than those who received a placebo, and the relief was maintained for an entire year without increasing the dose.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of insomnia, and the exciting ways CBD is being used to aid them.

Anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety. Racing thoughts and persistent worries can certainly keep you from falling and staying asleep.

Fortunately, CBD is used by many to promote relaxation and a feeling of well-being. It can also be combined with other natural sleep enhancers like Melatonin. Your CBD Store has plenty of options to help you in this area, whether you prefer sublingual oils, edibles, or topical applications.

 

Sleep Apnea

This is a sleep disorder that causes sufferers to stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times, throughout the night. Because it is also linked to loud snoring, it can prevent the sufferer and anyone nearby from sleeping well.

Studies have shown that CBD reduces the length of the light REM sleep phase, and increases the deep sleep phase that promotes and helps regulate metabolism. A healthy weight can have a huge impact on sleep apnea.

 

Physical Pain

Sometimes we miss out on sleep due to plain old aches and pains. Whether due to old injuries, bad posture, or arthritis, millions of us toss and turn to find a comfortable position at night. Many suffer in silence because they don’t want to take addictive opioids to deal with their pain.

The effects of CBD on pain have been studied extensively. Study results show CBD to be a powerful and non-addictive analgesic. Your CBD Store is happy to recommend the best products for you in this area.

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain, also known as neuropathy or allodynia, is tricky. It most often increases at bedtime, and feels like intense burning or pins and needles on the skin. Many things can cause neuropathy, such as diabetes, chemotherapy, or fibromyalgia. Since regular painkillers don’t help nerve pain, it can be an especially frustrating condition that leads to insomnia.

 

There is a mountain of anecdotal evidence that CBD helps to dull the pain. In the Sativex clinical trial cited above, neuropathy patients reported a vast decrease in their pain when compared to the placebo recipients.

 

Restless Legs

Thought to be another manifestation of nerve pain, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) causes a twitchy sensation in the legs when a person is trying to fall asleep. The urge to move the legs intensifies until they kick or jerk, keeping sufferers awake against their will.

While we still don’t know exactly what causes RLS, many have found relief with nightly hot baths, heated blankets, and CBD products. It is thought that CBD calms the misfiring nerve signals that lead to restless legs.

 

Get Your Z’s with CBD

Your CBD Store Keller has everything you need to get the rest you deserve. Ask us about our CBD gummies, oils, and topical CBD creams. We will help you make the best choice, so that you can finally get a good night’s sleep.