So, I began taking CBD for my chronic pain and you can read about that elsewhere on this blog site. But, what I found out about its effect on my sleep was amazing.
When I take cannabidiol (or CBD) from hemp, I do not have any drowsy effect, nor do I feel high or anything like that. CBD Hemp Oil just doesn’t do that. But, apparently, what it DOES do, which is reported all over the internet, is affect the nerves. I am not a doctor nor a scientist, but I believe this is why so many people with epilepsy report such great results when taking CBD. But, again, what it does seem to do is affect my nerves. I just get in a more peaceful way. Its very subtle and most days I never notice any difference. But, when I put my head down at night, that’s when the real effects kick in.
I normally have a very active mind and typically live a bit stressed as I feel I have to take care of everything that crosses my mind. Oftentimes, at night, when I’m trying to sleep, my mind gets super-active and I remember all the things I need to do the next day. It may not be a true sense of insomnia, but sometimes, I can lay in bed for hours with the same stressful, worrisome thoughts going through my mind. However, on nights when I’ve taken CBD during the day, this never happens….NEVER.
On those days where I’ve taken CBD, any insomnia or over-active brain or what ever you want to call it, never has a chance to develop. I drift off to a peaceful sleep, usually within minutes of going to bed. And, all through the night, I sleep like a rock. Sometimes, I sleep so hard it can take a good half hour the next morning to wake up and get my brain going. CBD just seems to cause my brain and body to work together to allow me to get into a deep sleep.
I know I’m not the only one who has gets this same result. I speak with many of our customers throughout the course of a day. And, while I don’t have time to get into deep discussion with everyone who calls in about their complete experiences with CBD, I do get insights from a number of people. Oftentimes, the conversation will, at one time or another, drift to how they are now sleeping. And, without fail, the people who talk about this talk about the same CBD and insomnia result as I do. Now, I can also say that there have been a couple of people I’ve spoken to who have tried CBD specifically for their inability to sleep. One person in particular, said that any evening when he feels he has too much on his mind, he’ll take a few milligrams of CBD before going to bed and each time he sleeps through the night without any of the worrisome thoughts that tend to stress him out and keep him awake.
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An interesting note here: I have spoken with 2 customers since writing this article who were each taking CBD for insomnia. They reported that it actually kept them awake at night; that their brain was more energized. In conversations with them, it became apparent that they were taking very small serving sizes, like 5mg or less each. After discussion, they decided to increase the amount to more reasonable amounts for their weight (this info can be found on our FAQ page). And, after doing so, they both reported the best sleep they’ve had in years. So, do please pay attention to how much you’re using.