Almost everyone we know is using CBD products to improve their sleep quality. We all struggle with poor sleep. Whether it’s a sporadic restless night or full-blown insomnia, sleeping problems are quite common in our fast-paced, modern lifestyle. 

Recent findings hint that insomnia affects about 15% of the U.S population, and that’s before accounting for other sleep problems and the odd night of poor sleep. But the “restless ones” have found a way out of this. Many people successfully use CBD products such as oil, tinctures, or edibles to improve their nighttime rest. While CBD isn’t a medically-approved solution for sleep, experts say a little CBD could go a long way towards promoting stress-free and soothing slumber. 

What to Know About CBD?

CBD or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound from the cannabis Sativa plant, which is commonly known as hemp or marijuana. 

When people discuss marijuana, they normally refer to products containing THC, the famous cannabinoid that has many therapeutic effects but can also trigger euphoria or “the high.” CBD is another beneficial cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that can offer health benefits, but it’s not intoxicating, so CBD cannot get you high. 

Anecdotal evidence shows Cannabidiol may impact different diseases and symptoms of the disease. That’s partly because CBD directly affects the ECS or the endocannabinoid system. The natural compound found in marijuana triggers our cannabinoid receptors which are located all over the body in every organ system. Some of the most common reasons people seem to choose CBD is for anxiety, pain, and sleep. 

According to experts, a prescription cannabidiol oil is considered an efficient anti-seizure medication. However, additional research is needed to establish CBD’s other benefits and safety. 

How Does CBD Work for Sleep?

Using CBD to improve sleep quality is very common. Many people report that CBD helps them fall asleep more quickly, stay asleep longer and feel (more) restored in the morning. CBD is a powerful compound that supports a powerful yet widespread network of receptors in our body that can regulate energy, mood, sleep, and more. 

Experts say the best CBD products for sleep also help you relax by addressing some of the root causes of restlessness and stress. Most people don’t realize the quality of sleep is mostly related to stress and maintaining a healthy immune system. For instance, if your cortisol levels are high, it can keep you awake. Cannabidiol is thought to decrease cortisol levels and keep your body in a homeostasis state.

If you’re just delving into CBD, suggests finding products that also contain other ingredients that work together to help you feel more restful and relaxed. CBD, 5-HTP, amino acids, L-theanine, and relaxing herbs like chamomile, passionflower, and lemon balm have each individually been shown to help with providing a full restful night and have been specially created to work together for desired results. 

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take for Sleep? 

This will depend on the potency of the product you’re using. Be diligent when shopping for CBD products, and always look at the manufacturer’s recommended dosage before taking your CBD dose. 

For example, with stronger concentrations, you may need just a couple of drops, while with other lower concentration options, you need a full dropper. 

If you’re new to CBD oils, give it a couple of nights with the recommended dose. Wait and see how you feel, how it impacts the quality of your sleep, and monitor how you wake up feeling in the morning. 

The right CBD oil dosage should get you to sleep easily, help you stay asleep throughout the night, and let you wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Contrary to most inexperienced beliefs, CBD does not create a drowsy feeling in the morning after. If you feel that the recommended dose isn’t working for you, you can always increase the dose until you feel the desired results. Don’t be afraid to adjust the dosage to suit your preferences and intended results.

When Should I Take CBD Oil to Help Me Sleep? 

It’s recommended that you take your CBD oil at least an hour before your bedtime. You may notice some effects within just a few minutes, depending on how you’re administering the CBD. Cannabidiol oils can be ingested or administered under the tongue to work more efficiently, while other products like edibles or gummies may take some time to work through your digestive system. 

However, make sure that you have completed all your day-to-day tasks by the time you take your CBD because in no time, you will be soundly drifting off into the sweet land of dreams. 

Any Side Effects I Should Worry About? 

Cannabidiol doesn’t have any serious side effects, but when it is administered in really high doses, there’s a chance you may experience some gastrointestinal upset, dry mouth, or drowsiness.  

Taking CBD oils in high doses doesn’t necessarily make it more efficient, so it’s crucial that you find your ideal spot where you feel the calmness and relaxation that gets you sinking into your pillow. 

You’re not the only one struggling with the effects of poor sleep. There are many people like you, and they have found CBD to be a complete lifesaver. What’s more, CBD has so many additional benefits besides just helping you get a full night of rest. 

Of course, there are people who can fall asleep after a single episode of Emily in Paris. Honestly, nobody knows how they do it, and yes, we envy them. For others, Cannabidiol is a miracle in a bottle or pack of jelly.