In recent years, the use of CBD for the treatment of many ailments and medical conditions has risen significantly. Several CBD users have claimed that it has potential health benefits and therapeutic for symptoms like insomnia. In this article, we will discuss a little background of CBD and how CBD Gummies assist with sleep.
What are CBD Gummies?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of the cannabinoid compounds present in the hemp (Cannabis sativa) plant. The other popular cannabinoid compound present in the hemp plant is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which highly psychoactive and leads to “high” effects after use. However, CBD is completely different from THC in terms of its effects. It has no psychoactive properties and doesn’t produce “high” effects. CBD is helpful in the treatment of many ailments such as pain, insomnia, and anxiety. It is gaining traction as a possible treatment of several diseases as well.
CBD Gummies are delicious and colorful candies infused with CBD oil. They provide an easy and enjoyable method to consume CBD particularly for the people who don’t like the bitter taste of CBD. CBD Gummies are getting more and more popular due to their easy-to-use nature and fixed dosage.
How CBD Gummies assist with sleep?
Before discussing how CBD Gummies assist with sleep, it is important to mention that not everything is completely understood about the working of CBD. Researchers discovered that CBD assists with sleep by interacting with the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System of the body. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a part of the immune system and plays a vital role in the regulation of certain body functions such as appetite, circadian rhythms, sleep, and mood, etc. There is a large network of cannabinoid receptors with the ECS System which is extended in the brain and CNS (Central Nervous System). These cannabinoid receptors are of two types, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors.
CBD attaches to these cells and produces various effects in the body. Some research studies have reported that CBD interacts with the receptors responsible for the sleep/wake cycle and assists with sleep positively. Researchers have claimed that taking CBD Gummies before going to bed can improve your night sleep and help in the treatment of insomnia.
CBD is also helpful in fighting against the symptoms associated with insomnia such as anxiety, stress, and pain. It decreases anxiety and pain which can both interfere with restful sleep. By reducing these symptoms, it is possible to improve the sleep cycle.
CBD Gummies for Sleep: from a research perspective
The sleep assisting effects of CBD is approved by many research studies. For example, 409 people suffering from insomnia took part in the study published in the journal, Medicines. The participants were administered with CBD through different methods of consumption. After receiving CBD for 2 weeks continuously, participants have reported a significant decrease in the extent of insomnia. The results indicated that CBD can be helpful in decreasing symptoms of insomnia.
In another published study, 72 adults suffering from anxiety and poor sleep, took part. Each of the participants has received 25 mg of CBD in capsule form daily. Those that predominantly had sleep complaints took the dose in the evening. After only one month of using CBD, 72% of the participants have reported a significant decrease in their sleep issues.
Several smaller-scale studies have also supported the use of CBD Gummies to improve sleep. For example, a case study that involves a 10-year-old girl suffering from PSTD and poor sleep was treated with CBD. The girl received a 25 mg dosage of CBD daily before going to bed. The results of this case study have shown a significant improvement in both quality and quantity of sleep over five months.
Though there is plenty of supporting evidence about the effectiveness of CBD for assisting with sleep, more researches are required in this regard.
What is the best dose of CBD Gummies to improve sleep?
As we have discussed earlier, CBD Gummies have fixed doses. So, dosage measurement is not a significant issue in the case of CBD Gummies. However, finding your optimal dosage of CBD is very important if you want to get maximum benefits out of it. Researchers agree that there is no universal dose of CBD. The optimal dosage of CBD is different for different people. So, the best way to find your optimal dose of CBD is to staring using it in a low dose and analyze its effects on your body. If the effects are positive and you are getting benefits from a low dose, increase it gradually until you get maximum effects.
We recommend taking the CBD Gummies before going to bed if you want to get maximum improvement in your sleep patterns. If you are also suffering from anxiety with poor sleep, you can take a little bit more CBD.
CBD Gummies can be helpful in improving both the quality and quantity of sleep by interacting with the ECS (Endocannabinoid System). The sleep-improving effects of CBD are approved and supported by several research studies. However, many more research studies and clinical trials are required in this regard. You also have to focus on finding the optimal dosage of CBD to get maximum benefits. Don’t forget to consult with your family doctor before using CBD Gummies to save yourself from possible side effects.
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