CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in improving insomnia, according to research. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to sleep, or cause you an abnormal sleeping pattern, greatly affecting overall health and quality of life.
In small doses, CBD can effectively treat insomnia, ensuring a rest without the alarming side effects of conventional drugs that are commonly used to treat insomnia. The National Institutes of Health found that sleeping pills only add 11 minutes of sleep time and shorten the time to fall asleep by 13 minutes. In addition, they can also have serious side effects.
CBD may treat ailments without the side effects that synthetic drugs can cause. However, just like with any other medication, it is a learning process in finding the appropriate dose to get the desired result. It is important to understand the influence on the endocannabinoid system and improving its ability to maintain homeostasis. In efforts to maintain balance in our bodies, homeostasis helps us maintain a constant internal environment. Therefore, depending on the dosage administered, CBD allows you to be alert when you need to be awake, and induces rest when you need to sleep.
Studies have shown that CBD influences the dopamine levels in the bloodstream during sleep, inducing relaxation and experiencing a higher quality of sleep. CBD also increases anandamide levels in the brain. Anandamide is responsible for regulating levels of other chemicals found in the brain, including, regulating levels of serotonin and dopamine. By increasing anandamide levels, CBD regulates other important neurotransmitters that can lead to improved sleeping pattern.
CBD has also been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.