CBD & SLEEP: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
December 16, 2019
CBD has slowly made its way into our lives. Into our coffee. Our smoothies. And our body lotions. Even if you’re not one of the ones ingesting it or slathering it on, you’ve at least heard about it.
But where to find CBD is probably not what you’re wondering. That is, until you know what CBD can do.
Turns out CBD may actually have positive effects on sleep. And that’s where our interest piqued.
So we asked our questions and gathered information on CBD to find out how it can help you sleep better.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a natural component of hemp plants. In fact, it’s the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis.
Is it the same as THC?
That’s a great question. And the answer is yes and no. THC is also an abundant cannabinoid found in cannabis. But THC is psychoactive and causes a high. CBD does not.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with certain proteins, receptors and other brain chemicals. Together they affect the activity of hormones, neurotransmitters and cells in our brains and bodies. And, in turn, our bodies functions’, like emotion regulation, inflammation, pain reception and—wait for it—sleep-wake cycles.
So, how does it affect sleep?
Ah yes, let’s get to the important part. CBD helps reduce anxiety. And that comes in really handy when it comes to reducing sleep difficulties and improving the quality of your sleep. In the long term, CBD may help you get more sleep. And for you insomnia sufferers out there, yea, it may help you with that as well.
As you know, we’re experts when it comes to comfort and getting the best sleep ever. We’re not just in the mattress business after all. We’re in the super Serta comfortable mattress business. But you should still consult your doctor before trying any new supplements, especially if you’re already on a medication regimen.
You’ve got the info. Now go get some sleep.
And sweet dreams, comfort-seekers.