CBD Oil Drops for Sleep
Using CBD Oil Drops for Sleep
Sleep deprivation is very common in the US.
A 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that one in every three American adults doesn't get enough sleep on a regular basis. If you suffer from sleep-related problems, that means you are not alone.
Among the proposed natural solutions to improve sleep is CBD oil drops. But do they work?
Sleep problems are usually treated using drugs such as sedatives that may be addictive when used over time. This may not have been a problem initially, but when sleep-related issues affect 50 to 70 million Americans, a solution with lesser or no side effects is required.
Luckily, CBD fits into the profile of a natural sleep aid with fewer or no side effects.
Can CBD Help You Sleep Better?
CBD oil drops may help you sleep better, but that depends on the cause of your poor sleep. And there are a lot of things that can cause it;
- Pain and discomfort
- Loud noises and other environmental factors
- Caffeine, especially when it’s consumed near bedtime
- Mental problems such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Poor sleeping habits
- Medical conditions, such as asthma, among others.
CBD may be able to help improve your sleep if the problem is caused by external factors or related conditions.
For example, if your insomnia is caused by pain, CBD may help you sleep by addressing the cause of your problem, in this case, pain.
A study was conducted on 72 adults, of which 47 exhibited anxiety concerns, and 25 had sleep issues.
The subjects were given 25mg CBD capsules every day. After a month, anxiety scores had dropped in 57 patients, and sleep had improved in 48 patients.
This suggests that cannabidiol drops may help enhance the quality of sleep.
In another study on whether Cannabidiol can improve sleep-related behaviors in patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, researchers treated four patients with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) with CBD.
They noted that there was a prompt and substantial reduction in the frequency of RBD related events.
This led to the conclusion that CBD can control the symptoms of RBD without any side effects. RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.
Another 2018 review suggests that there is significant evidence that CBD, in conjunction with other cannabinoids, may help in managing chronic pain, which can then improve sleep. Chronic pain and discomfort are some of the major causes of sleep problems.
One advantage of Cannabidiol drops as a sleeping aid is that it’s not a sedative and will therefore not cause excessive daytime sleepiness or grogginess the following day. In some instances, CBD has even been observed to promote wakefulness.
How Cannabidiol Drops for Sleep Work
How CBD improves sleep is still not well known. However, as the above studies show, CBD may improve sleep by tackling the root cause of insomnia. CBD has anxiolytic properties that may help improve sleep if the cause of the problem is anxiety and act as an analgesic to improve sleep problems caused by chronic pain and so on. CBD also interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. This includes regulating sleep, mood, pain, inflammation, memory, among other critical bodily processes. The ECS is responsible for the regulation of our circadian sleep cycle.When it interacts with the ECS cannabinoid receptors, CBD also promotes an overall feeling of well-being that may help promote healthy sleep.
Most users who use CBD for Sleep claim that it calms their nerves helping them to fall asleep more easily.
How to Use CBD Oil Drops for Sleep?
There are several ways to deliver CBD into your system; people are different, so you may have to experiment a bit to find what works for you. CBD oil drops may be used sublingually. That is by placing them under the tongue for up to 30 seconds before swallowing. This method delivers CBD into the bloodstream faster than other methods such as edibles and topicals.
Sublingual delivery takes between 15 and 30 minutes for the effects to kick in. This method is suitable when you want faster relief or sleep but do not want to vape or smoke.
Cannabidiol drops may also be used in the form of capsules. This method is suitable for people who want to know the exact amount they are taking.
CBD capsules, such as this CBD BioCare full spectrum capsules, contain a specific amount of CBD per capsule, in this case, 10 mg. This way, it is easier to track improvement.
Take CBD oil drops an hour before going to bed to allow time for absorption into the bloodstream.
How Many CBD Oil Drops Should You Take for Sleep?
When it comes to CBD, there is no ‘correct’ dosage, because people react differently to CBD. Also, CBD products vary in potency and quality.
Here are some of the factors that determine how much CBD you should take;
Your Desired Effect
How bad is your sleep problem? People with more severe issues may require a higher dosage to alleviate their symptoms.
Not all oils contain the same amount of CBD; some are more potent (have a higher concentration) than others.
If your product is more concentrated, then you will need a lower dosage.
For example, a 1ml drop of a CBD oil with 2000 mg concentration will contain the same dose of CBD as 2 ml of a 1000 mg CBD concentration oil.
Some people have a higher metabolism than others. That determines the rate at which the body absorbs and gets rid of CBD.
CBD consumers may find they need to increase or even decrease the amount of CBD taken to achieve results..
To calculate the amount of CBD you take in each serving, estimate the size of each drop.
Let’s say the drop is 0.5 ml, and the bottle is 30 ml. That means the bottle has 60 drops. If the product is rated at 1500 mg, then each drop will contain 25 mg of CBD.
How to Buy CBD Oil Drops?
CBD oil is available in most stores, cannabis dispensaries, and online stores in the USA.
CBD BioCare’s online store offers organically grown, non-GMO products from domestically grown hemp.
Its products, such as this CBD hemp oil are full spectrum to ensure you get all the benefits from the full entourage effect
CBD oil drops may help improve your sleep, especially if your insomnia’s root cause can be tackled.
However, more research is still required to completely understand how CBD works to improve sleep and its long term effects.
For dosage, the best way to figure out what works for you is by starting with a small amount and increasing gradually until you find what works for you.
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