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Can CBD Help With Your Insomnia?

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Insomnia? Trouble unwinding when it is time for bed? No worries, you are not alone. According to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania, about 25% of Americans experience acute insomnia each year.1 Cannabinoid (CBD) may be the answer you have been looking for. The Cannabis plant has long been used for its medicinal benefits dating back to ancient times. In fact, Cannabis is one of the five essential plants mentioned in the Atharvaveda, a Hindu text dating back to around 1500 BC.

Some people are hesitant to try CBD because they are afraid of the psychoactive properties that occur with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the properties found in CBD are nonpsychoactive. This is because different strains are grown with varying amounts of THC and CBD. Hemp plants are grown for their fibers and high levels of CBD that is extracted to make oil. Marijuana plants have higher concentrations of THC.2 Therefore, CBD is safe to be taken to aid in sleep.

A story about a long-time sufferer of insomnia published by The Huffington Post describes one insomniac’s journey to sleep with CBD. She had tried everything on the market, including Klonopin, but they either didn’t work or had ill effects the following day. Granted, she didn’t get her hopes up too much given her history with other sleep remedies but decided to give CBD a try. After trying CBD, she was able to relax her mind and body allowing her to fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Prior to this story, The Huffington Post published another report in 2017 from a clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep specialist explaining that there is research to suggest that CBD can be beneficial for rest as it has the ability to reduce anxiety, which is crucial when trying to treat sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. Along with aiding in relieving patients of insomnia, he went on to describe the many other benefits including treating depression, its pain-relieving properties and helping people that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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