CBD Cannabis Oil Can Help Cure Your Insomnia

young man in bed with eyes opened suffering insomnia and sleep disorder thinking about his problem

Most people don’t prioritize their sleep too much – until it may be too late…

Even though this is a less popular discussion, insomnia is one of the diseases which has tremendous negative impact on our overall life quality. Here are some statistics to prove the fact…

For example, did you know that today, people sleep 20% less compared to how much they slept 100 years ago? It is estimated that more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia – and 1 in 3 people suffer from insomnia during their lifetime. More than 50% of Americans lose sleep due to stress and anxiety.

More so, between 40% and 60% of people over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia – with women twice as likely to suffer from insomnia compared to men. Some interesting points include the fact that 90% of people who suffer from depression also experience insomnia (which begs the question if they are related in any way, which they are) and approximately 10 million people in the United States of America use prescription sleep aids.

Not only is this a deadly public health problem but its implications are far-reaching and not completely discovered by science yet. What we surely know is that people who suffer from sleep deprivation are 27% more likely to become overweight as well – not to mention the “less-than-healthy” habits which come along with insomnia such as poor nutritional habits, dangerous driving and many others.

One of the most effective insomnia natural cures is CBD oil. CBD, unlike its close-related cousin THC, is a compound which provides all the beneficial physical and psychological effects of cannabis – but without the mind-altering effects and the psycho-active properties. It is also legal (more-or-less depending on the state you are living in, still being debated) and with less side-effects, meaning that you can avoid the usual “hangover” feeling after consuming cannabis the night before by using strictly CBD oil (and avoid THC compounds).

There are more and more recent studies which confirm that using CBD oil is a potent aid in promoting a restful night’s sleep while curing insomnia.

However, its effects are dose-dependent – and you might want to be aware of this connection. For example, in small doses it can make you more alert, awake and productive (which can be very useful in some situations but certainly not for people suffering from insomnia) but in higher doses they induce sleepiness and drowsiness. Unfortunately, the term of “small dose” and “higher dose” is completely subjective due to the bodyweight of the user and the way CBD oil is being administered. What you need to know is that CBD oil is poorly absorbed orally – which means that it can become quite expensive to eat a sufficient high dose to induce sleep. However, you can use a vaporizer to smoke it (without the inherent health risks associated with traditional smoking) which will greatly increase the absorption and will lower the dose necessary to sleep like a baby.

You can also combine CBD with other sleep-promoting agents, which will increase your chances of obtaining the desired effect. For example, other plants such as hops, chamomile, and lavender contain terpenoids which are synergistic to CBD oil – this means that the substances these plants contain increase the effect CBD oil will have on you. Unfortunately, you might dream less due to CBD oil use – one study has shown that CBD inhibits REM sleep, the period in which you usually dream. Also, using cannabis from a young age (around the age of 15, to be more precise) can lead to worse long-term sleeping quality.

Besides promoting sleep and curing insomnia, CBD oil has other beneficial health uses – such as lowering inflammation, stimulating recovery and relaxation, treating auto-immune disorders, psychiatric disorders, skin diseases, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, neurological diseases, even cancer and other serious health issues. This is due to the fact that CBD oil stimulates the part of your nervous system responsible with regeneration and rejuvenation. (which is also called the “parasympathetic nervous system”)

If you want to increase the quality of your sleep and get rid of insomnia once and for all, CBD oil might be the solution you are looking for – along with improving your health in many other ways.


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