CBD oil: a natural remedy for sleep
Among the best known active ingredients of cannabis and, consequently, the subject of various researches are: THC and CBD.
However, while tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive substance, cannabidiol has no effect on the psyche. In fact, it is the main metabolite of light cannabis.
With a booming market and several states that have made the consumption of CBD products legal, the products you can buy have also increased. There is no denying, for example, the success obtained by CBD oil, which seems to be a strong ally to fight insomnia.
Also in Italy these products are available on the online hash ecommerce Justbob. Please note that although you can buy them, such items are purely collectible.
Why does CBD aid sleep?
Currently, people suffering from insomnia are really numerous and, very often, it is difficult to find remedies that are free of unwanted effects, but allow you to sleep peaceful dreams.
In countries where it is legal to consume, CBD oil is becoming very popular, as it seems to be a real remedy for insomnia, anxiety and stress.
In simple terms, cannabidiol is able to regulate the sleep/wake cycle, without altering in any way the lucidity of the users.
Unlike THC, CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system by stimulating some receptors, without binding directly to them. In this way, it manages to act on different areas of the body simultaneously, having positive impacts from both a mental and physical point of view.
A study conducted in 2015 on a 15-year-old girl with clear symptoms of post-traumatic stress, showed that regular consumption of CBD oil was of real help in counteracting insomnia, but also excessive states of anxiety due to past traumas.
For more information about the research in question, we recommend clicking here, so you can get an idea of what the case study says about CBD oil being a sort of natural anxiolytic with no side effects.
How is CBD oil used?
Unfortunately, in Italy alone, at least 45% of the population suffers from insomnia. In fact, many opt for melatonin: a supplement with calming effects to be used to sleep better. On the contrary, in countries where it is legal, CBD oil is used because it is now considered a supplement as good as melatonin itself, if not products that see the action of both.
The main advice given by those who use it is to understand what type of insomnia one suffers from, so as to evaluate which oil to select.
For example, those who cannot even fall asleep usually opt for higher doses of CBD. Similarly, in the case of people who have trouble not waking up during the night should consume stronger amounts of CBD, so as to completely relax the body, but especially the mind.
As a rule, before integrating products like CBD oil into one’s routine, it is advisable to consult a doctor. In fact, dosage is crucial. As difficult as it is to generalize, because everyone has different issues and reactions, it is already possible to provide some guidelines.
First of all, consumers prefer to start with lower doses, and if necessary, increase them gradually. Also, the recommended doses vary according to body weight and the severity of the insomnia you suffer from.
Finally, many prefer to take it sublingually, because in about 15 minutes it already shows the first signs of relaxation. The best part of properly using such a product is that, in addition to aiding sleep, it helps users stay active throughout the day.
CBD oil: is it really useful?
Of course, considering that in Italy it is not possible to personally test the benefits released by the consumption of CBD oil, one will wonder if it actually turns out to be useful in fighting insomnia.
First of all, as already mentioned, cannabidiol manages to stimulate and regulate several functions of the body.
First of all, a more frequent consumption (with higher doses) of CBD oil can result in a sort of natural sedative, with which to fall asleep in the blink of an eye, but without consequences for the next day. Always if the symptoms you suffer from require its use: otherwise, you should never overdo it.
CBD, in addition, would seem to regulate blood sugar levels, but it also regulates the heartbeat, in case of irregularities.
Finally, using CBD oil means taking a substance that regulates cortisol levels, those on which the inability to sleep without waking up continuously during the night depends. It is equally important to know that it acts on GABA, the neurotransmitter present in the nervous system, on which one’s state of calm and relaxation depends.