Are you one of 70 million Americans who suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder? If so, you’re probably aware of how difficult it can be to manage your symptoms with so few non-pharmaceutical options. New findings show success with CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical compound found in marijuana.
What is CBD and the Endocannabinoid System?
Cannabidiol, or better known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound called a cannabinoid that comes from the cannabis plant. There are over 80 different cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that all impact the body in a multitude of ways.
CBD primarily effects the nervous system, but it won’t alter your mind state or consciousness in any way. Instead, when you introduce CBD to your system, it immediately goes to work in our endocannabinoid systems (ECS). The ECS is responsible for keeping the body regulated, and is in charge of keeping our moods, appetites, and sleeping patterns in check. CBD often triggers the release of more of these natural chemicals, which is why CBD is such a great treatment for depression and other mental health issues.
CBD comes in several different forms once it’s extracted from cannabis. Look out for it in topical lotions and creams, capsules or pills, sprays, or in the form of liquid tinctures.
Our Favorite CBD Recommendations
Dogwood Botanicals’ original flavorless blend of Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract and MCT-Coconut Oil is essential. The hemp extract comes from their single-source family farm’s sun-grown hemp which uses organic and earth-conscious farming practices. 3rd party tested for purity and potency guaratees a quality CBD experience.
Juna's antioxidant and phyto-cannabinoid rich Nightcap hemp oil relax the mind and body to help ease into your most restorative sleep. Nightcap is naturally high in the terpenes myrcene (known to impart a deep sense of relaxation) and nerolidol (believed to have sedating effects). Juna drops retain their full spectrum of Phyto-actives to work with the body and mind- utilizing the complete range of cannabinoids and aromatic terpenes found in the hemp plant.
Dreamt's all-in-one vape pen has the fastest onset and was named ‘Best New Product’ at Weedcon 2020. It contains THC, CBD (2.5:1), melatonin, valerian root extract, and terpenes. Each ingredient has scientific journal-published studies behind it showing its effectiveness for sleep.