How Can CBD Help in Sleep Problems?


CBD, an acronym for Cannabidiol-a drug or chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant (you know it as Marijuana or hemp).

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major psychoactive ingredient found in Cannabis that recounts its action remarkably, but unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

Is CBD legitimate?? 

The use of Cannabidiol has certain curtailments due to infant research in this area.

However, the drug is chiefly used in the cosmetic industry and administered in the making of dietary supplements and products (under strict guidelines).

Important- The quality that Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive has come up with an alternative option to ‘mind-altering’ effects of Marijuana in the treatment of certain psychological disorders.  

Brackets of CBD 

The foremost classification of Cannabidiol is as follows:

  • CBD isolate
  • Broad-spectrum CBD
  • Full-spectrum CBD

and CBD products:

The market is now flourishing with derivatives of Cannabidiol to aid in the resolution of sleeplessness (Insomnia). Some products are:

  • Oil and tinctures
  • Edibles(gummies)
  • Vaporizers
  • Creams and lotions

According to Sleep Psychologists, CBD (an alternative to THC) doesn’t impede your cognitive ability.

Although tricky to answer, yet many of the research suggests that there could be some advantages of using CBD as a sleeping aid thus making it a popular strata to invade more.

By the way, what causes sleeplessness (also called insomnia)??

Before heading towards the use of CBD in treatment procedures, you must know about the aetiology.

  • Stress-the major factor contributing to insomnia.
  • Work schedule-Disrupting schedules of work interfere with your circadian rhythms leading to insomnia.
  • Technical arrest-Excessive use of gadgets diminishes your sleeping hours.
  • Mental health disorders create problems in sleeping.
  • Consumption of caffeine, alcohol or nicotine(stimulants) break down your sleeping tendency.
  • Long term medications.

And what about symptoms??

The common symptoms of Insomnia are appended below:

  • Powerlessness to fall asleep.
  • Sudden awakening in the mid-night.
  • Exhaustion and sleepiness.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Irritability.
  • Wrath or anger.
  • Out-of-focus tendency.
  • Weak memory.
  • Worries and wander-mind.

Specific psychological disorders need the operation of CBD

Mostly, CBD is used to treat the following psychological disorders partly.

  • Seizure disorders(epilepsy)
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Muscle disorder called Dystonia.
  • Parkinson disease
  • Crohn disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Fragile-X syndrome
  • Graft-versus-host disease 
  • Huntington disease
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Bipolar disorders.

How can you reap rewards from Cannabidiol (CBD)?

According to the latest research published in 2019, around 79.2 per cent of the victims or patients delineated lower anxiety levels and around 66.7 percent of patients reported better sleep.

◆CBD is the cannabinoid that does not cause a “high” in the brain.

Precisely, CBD binds or attaches to certain receptors(CB1 and CB2) in the CNS( Central Nervous System) and acts as chemical messengers that set your brain on the right track. (however, temporarily)

Another way Cannabidiol has been helpful; what happens is levels of cortisol(a stress hormone) typically jumps up in the morning.

But in the case of Insomniacs…the cortisol level culminates basically in the night causing wakefulness.

CBD corrects the cortisol secretion time and imparts a sound sleep.

◆Cannabidiol dosages(ranging from 25-175 mg) combined with other prescribed medications help address anxiety and provide better sleep.

Chronic pain such as inflammation, cancerous instability, are miserable to tackle. These factors contribute to drastic sleeplessness.

Cannabidiol or CBD as avenger takes care of this writhing pain, soothes your nerves and gives you good sleep( better immune responses).

◆Migraines, headaches, sinus…don’t they create a buzz in your tranquil state of mind??

CBD alleviates this discomfort in humans and elevates resourcefulness.

Epidiolex(a specific Cannabidiol product) is used to treat seizures caused by Dravet syndrome, Lennox-Gastant syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex-and hence prevent insomnia.

Sativex, containing both THC and CBD is used in over 25 countries to control symptoms of multiple sclerosis-regulates muscle spasms, tiredness, bladder control, mobility and…. you sleep better.

◆Well, insufficient evidence is there for the effectiveness of CBD in preventing insomnia. In the case of Crohn’s disease, diabetes, Dystonia, Huntington’ disease, Schizophrenia, etc.  

To sum up!

Cannabidiol or CBD is effective in the treatment of Parkinson’ disease or grogginess or other sleep behavior diseases.

However, the side effects of CBD are indispensable (fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc.). So, it’s highly advised to consult your doctor first before making it up.