Insomnia is stated simply as a difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from a sleeping disorder. Lack of sleep affects the body in many ways, ranging from mood swings and junk food cravings to memory loss and compromised immune system. Often sleeping problems are related to stress and anxiety.
Many believe valerian has a significant impact on the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. It helps improve sleep and calm anxiety. Chamomile, spruce, Idaho balsam fir, cedarwood, juniper, and ylang ylang are also suggested for help with sleep. Adding CBD may assist slumber in that it increases sleep in the 3rd phase of our sleep cycle.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
It is generally regarded that CBD oil can increase sleep in the 3rd “deep sleep” phase of our sleep cycle. Additionally, it can decrease the duration of REM sleep, which is the light sleep phase and when dreams occur. By reducing REM sleep, people dream less, their memory may improve, symptoms of depression may decrease, and all together can potentially lend to a natural, improved state of quality sleep.