How CBD Can Help You Sleep
At Wheelhouse, we receive customers every day that need help picking the perfect product for either recreational or medicinal purposes. One of the biggest topics we’re asked about is CBD — what it is, how it’s taken, and how it can benefit them. Today, we’ll be taking a look at how CBD can help you sleep, which is one of its biggest uses.
Potential Reasons for Poor Quality of Sleep
So many people experience poor quality sleep, but not everyone does for the same reasons!
Mental health is one of the biggest culprits of poor quality sleep. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many other conditions can all lead to insomnia. Even when those afflicted can fall asleep, they’re often plagued by nightmares or not sleeping deeply enough. CBD can certainly help! One study in 2019, composed of subjects with anxiety and experiencing poor sleep, found that just 25 milligrams of CBD each day resulted in lower anxiety levels in 80% of patients and significantly better sleep in 67% of them.
A variety of physical conditions can wake you up repeatedly throughout the night, including chronic aches, pain, and diagnoses like restless legs syndrome. CBD is known for its ability to mitigate physical pain. It interferes with the brain’s perception of pain, immediately lessening its presence. CBD also works at the site of pain to soothe cells, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. When your physical conditions are less noticeable, getting some extra zzz’s isn’t as hard.
Medications and Substances
Caffeine, especially when consumed too late into the day, can certainly cause restlessness before bed and make getting a full night’s sleep harder. Additionally, some prescribed medications may make it harder to fall asleep, simply due to their side effects. CBD works to mitigate these effects by improving serotonin signaling and affecting the endocannabinoid system for heightened system functioning.
Sometimes, where we’re sleeping can be the biggest factor to overcome. Noise, light, and general discomfort can add distractions to your sleep schedule. By taking CBD, you’ll feel more relaxed and often find that those extraneous conditions are no longer a bother. This is because of how CBD interacts with the brain’s signaling, affecting racing thoughts and brain chatter for a clearer mind that can focus on sleeping.
Types of CBD Products
With the recent growth in popularity for CBD, there are a plethora of products that contain CBD. They’re all effective at providing CBD, and which you choose is more a matter of preference. The first and most pure form of CBD is tinctures, which are oils with CBD molecules suspended within them. They’re taken orally or sublingually, with the latter inducing effects more quickly. Another form of CBD are edibles, drinks, capsules, and even tablets. These are forms of CBD that are consumed orally, and often have an onset of effects far after their consumption. A popular version from this category is CBD gummies, which have taken the market by storm! Because the endocannabinoid system also runs through the skin, topical CBD products such as lotions, balms, roll-ons, and patches are quite common as well.
Wheelhouse’s CBD Products
Whether you need CBD for sleep or for one of the many other symptoms it treats — including just general wellness! — Wheelhouse has the perfect products for you. Our CBD selection is vast and includes tinctures, edibles, capsules, and topicals of every kind. At Wheelhouse, we put high-quality products first, so every time you visit our dispensary, you’re seeing only the best of the best. Shop online or in-store now, and enjoy your products delivered if you fall within our delivery range!