Regular, restful sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life. Sleep deficiencies can affect everything from brain health and cognition to immune function and mental health. After just one night of short sleep, people begin to experience the effects of sleep-deprivation including difficulty focusing, irritability, impulsivity, and lack of balance. People living with insomnia get short sleep on a regular basis, disrupting all aspects of daily life, and the symptoms get worse over time. Short-term, occasional insomnia lasts anywhere from a few days to a few months. When the symptoms persist for a period of six months or more, it’s diagnosed as chronic insomnia. Luckily, options for improving sleep have evolved over the years, and now CBD seems to be helping numerous people get the peaceful, restful sleep they need.
CBD interacts with receptors in the body, including those that govern sleep and wake cycles. CBD is also helpful for sleep because it appears to alleviate conditions that complicate sleep—especially anxiety, stress, and/or pain at night. CBD seems to reduce anxiety, minimizing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality, increasing overall sleep amounts, and improving insomnia. Furthermore, CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.
CBD can be a good choice for sleep, particularly for those who struggle with anxiety, stress, or pain at night. Use it carefully to improve your sleep and feel more rested each day.
Catherine Cattarello is a writer, editor, and small business owner.