CBD may not actually help you count sheep, but it may help you sleep! This article by the Sleep Doctor (Dr. Michael J Breus), explains what he has discovered about CBD.
He explains that it is still a process in understanding exactly how CBD works for calming effects, pain-reducing effects, and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. He says that CBD is known to interact with a variety of receptors, proteins, and chemicals in the brain. He notes that CBD appears to affect a lot in body, including sleep-wake cycles and emotional regulation, to other health issues like inflammation, pain perception, and seizures. The endocannabinoid system makes their own form of cannabinoids. Research is showing that CBD may actually play a role in the growth of new brain cells, a process known as neurogenesis, and also having anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities.
As for sleep, Dr. Breus explains that CBD works for sleep because of its ability to reduce anxiety which is helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. He says that CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain. In small doses, CBD stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness – enhancing people’s daytime performance. He says that CBD helps reduce REM behavior disorder in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Typically during REM, the body is largely paralyzed, known as REM atonia. With REM behavior disorder, this doesn’t occur, preventing sleepers from resting without moving. He states that CBD may also improve REM sleep abnormalities in people with PTSD.
Dr Breus continues on with the potential benefits of CBD including depression, pain, epilepsy, addiction, neuroprotection and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and more. He suggests a dose as small as 10mgs per day – noting that everyone’s body is different. He says that CBD is generally well tolerated by adults, but side effects may include low blood pressure, sleepiness, dry mouth, or lightheadedness.
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