CBD FOR SLEEP

Having frequent trouble sleeping could be debilitating and frustrating. Sleeping badly through the night can affect the next whole day and usually leaves you in a bad mood, energy-drained and exhausted. If the cycle continues for a few days, it has detrimental effects on our overall health. According to Public Health Canada, 1 in 3 adults have difficulty staying awake during waking hours, 1 in 5 adults do not find sleep refreshing, and 1 in 2 adults have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.

Sleep disorders are caused by numerous issues which can cause irregularities in the sleep-wake cycle. Poor diet, stress, and anxiety are some of the most common reasons behind sleep disorders. Millions of people around the world report having sleeping issues. People either find it difficult to fall asleep or wake up extremely tired. Insomnia and daytime grogginess is very common among people of all ages.

What is CBD?

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CBD or cannabidiol is a famous phytocannabinoid sourced from industrial hemp or cannabis sativa. CBD is quite different from THC or tetrahydrocannabinol which is the main psychoactive component of marijuana. Hemp-derived CBD products typically contain less than 0.3 percent THC. CBD became incredibly popular for its non-euphoric properties. It is safe and does not cause mind-altering properties. Phytocannabinoids are known to interact with the endocannabinoid system.

ECS is the most prominent cell signaling mechanism of the body. Cannabinoid receptors are present in the brain and the central nervous system and the brain. CBD may not be able to interact directly with these receptors but it can boost the uptake of endocannabinoids produced by the cells of our body.

Here at ChilliwackCBD, all of our products are derived from Hemp to ensure there are no intoxicating effects. We give you access to all the lab reports we have acquired from all of our products. This is our niche here in Canada for customers looking for CBD for Sleep.

How does CBD Help with Sleep?

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Sleep problems such as REM sleep can cause active behavior, nightmares, and disturbed sleep. Therapeutic medicines available to treat the issue are not a promising solution because they are the least effective and cause side effects as well. CBD, on the other hand, has shown potential benefits in reducing nightmares, and daytime sleepiness. Even though higher doses of CBD can cause sedation, research shows that about 300mg of CBD improves the sleep cycle and does not cause sedation.

CBD addresses the underlying causes of disturbed sleep, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties of CBD can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and treat the disturbed sleep-wake cycle caused by various diseases.

Vape juices offered by ChilliwackCBD are perfect for treating underlying health issues which eventually affect our sleep-wake cycle. CBDfx CBD vape oil juice is offered in a wide variety of flavors like mint, watermelon, blueberries, pineapple, and rose, etc.

Mixing CBD with Melatonin 

Even though more research is required, preliminary studies show that using CBD with melatonin can produce quicker results for peaceful sleep. Melatonin is a chemical compound released in the body in response to a dark environment. We will have to wait a little more until a safe and reliable mixture of CBD and melatonin is available.

ChilliwackCBD offers CBDfx CBD Oil Sleep Tincture infused with melatonin and other healthy compounds like terpenes.

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Terpenes and Flavonoids for Sleep Problems

Terpenes are another important component of cannabis. They are known to be aromatic compounds that are responsible for producing a specific aroma associated with certain plants including Cannabis. However, terpenes offer a lot more than aroma only. They offer protection against predators and so help in pollination.

Different strains of cannabis contain up to 150 terpenes which help in determining the properties of individual strains. Terpenes and cannabinoids along with other chemical compounds can produce the popular entourage effect. These compounds work synergistically to make sure each strain offers something unique and healthy. Some terpenes work to alter the way CBD binds to the endocannabinoid receptors while others complement its interaction with the receptors.

Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD contains whole plant extract including cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. Terpenes usually occur in trace amounts but they can be quite helpful in boosting the effect of the overall effect of the dose. Some of the most prominent of terpenes are:

  • Pinene
  • Caryophyllene
  • Myrcene
  • Linalool
  • Limonene
  • Humulene
  • Terpinolene

Out of these Myrcene, beta-Caryophyllene, linalool, terpinolene, and beta-pinene are known to be quite helpful for sleep problems. Their sedating and relaxing effects can reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain, and insomnia.

You will find a wide range of broad-spectrum CBD products by ChilliwackCBD. You can go for broad-spectrum tincturesgummies, and capsules to seek relief from sleep-related issues. If you are looking for “CBD Gummies For Sleep” there is a wide range of choices.

CBD Dosage for Sleep

There is no universal dosage of CBD that works for all patients suffering from sleep problems. It is recommended to start with the lowest possible dose per day and increase from that point until you find a dosage that works for you. The human body can tolerate a CBD dose as high as 1500mg per day as CBD is quite safe and does not affect the body as other psychoactive cannabinoids. While we would never suggest someone use 1500mg per day, that’s some of the dosing used in some trials. You can find more information about dosing on our “how much CBD oil to use per day blog”

However, it would be best to consult your health care practitioner for an optimum dose of CBD. Discuss your case in detail and let him know the possible reason behind your disturbed sleep-wake cycle

Side Effects of CBD  

Even though CBD is well tolerated by the human body some people may suffer from Side Effects such as fatigue and sedation. Taking a controlled dose under 400 mg of CBD per day does not cause any toxic effects on the users. However, doses larger than 400 mg of CBD can aggravate cognitive deficit in some patients. Not only this, but research also shows that CBD can also inhibit drug metabolism in the liver and sometimes affect the activity of p-glycoprotein, a common drug transporter of the body.

References

Babson, K. A., Sottile, J. and Morabito, D. (2017) ‘Cannabis, cannabinoids, and sleep: a review of the literature, Current psychiatry reports. Springer, 19(4), pp. 1–12.

Chagas, M. H. N. et al. (2014) ‘Cannabidiol can improve complex sleep‐related behaviors associated with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder in Parkinson’s disease patients: a case series, Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, 39(5), pp. 564–566.

Hsiao, Y.-T. et al. (2012) ‘Effect of cannabidiol on sleep disruption induced by the repeated combination tests consisting of open field and elevated plus-maze in rats’, Neuropharmacology. Elsevier, 62(1), pp. 373–384.

Shannon, S. et al. (2019) ‘Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep: a large case series, The Permanente Journal. Kaiser Permanente, 23.