CBD, Insomnia and Sleep disorders


CANNABIDIOL (CBD), A NON-PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE DERIVED FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT, IS GAINING WIDESPREAD POPULARITY AS A REMEDY FOR ANXIETY AND INFLAMMATION. BUT WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY ABOUT USING CBD OIL FOR SLEEP AND INSOMNIA?

What is CBD?


Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Crucially, CBD doesn’t get you ‘stoned’ – instead CBD has an effect which can be described as calming, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic.


CBD has also the been the subject of extensive scientific research and is showing promising results as a potential treatment for a broad spectrum of health conditions including pain relief, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disease and even cancer.


CBD can be extracted from the plant but can also be produced synthetically. Because it has no psychoactive ingredients, in many countries it’s completely legal to buy off the shelf, and CBD oil is often classed as a health supplement.


Hence, in recent years, because of its therapeutic properties, CBD has proliferated and become available in a number of delivery methods. Nowadays you can buy CBD oil (often referred to as hemp oil) – in sprays, tinctures, and inhalers.


CBD, insomnia and sleep disorders

We all experience sleep issues from time to time. A number of people however struggle with serious sleep disorders and cannot seem to find a cure or a remedy.


Chronic insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders and those who suffer know how devastating it can be.