CBD oil - how to use for sleep. How many CBD drops for sleep?

cbd oil for sleep

Oil CBD is a whole spectrum of beneficial effects on the body. This includes the realm of sleep. But is cannabidiol a kind of sleeping pill? No, it does not work like that. But can it assist those suffering from insomnia, sleep nightmares, problems falling asleep, crashing upon waking and other sleep disorders? As much as possible. Is CBD oil for sleep safe and effective? The research results say yes, and it is sleep that is currently the best studied aspect of cannabidiol's effects in the world.

This is why it is worth trying CBD oil for sleep when you need to cope with sleep nightmares, with the regulation of sleep phases and when, upon waking up, instead of being compact and ready to face new challenges, you are broken down, tired, stressed and without the will to act.

What is CBD?

CBD is otherwise known as cannabidiol, an organic compound found in hemp. After THC, it is the second best studied cannabinoid, of which 113 have already been identified in cannabis.

However, CBD, unlike THC, does not exhibit any psychoactive properties as it does not stimulate CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Instead, cannabidiol (CBD) acts as a modulator of CB1 and CB2 receptors, thus supporting the endocannabinoid systemwhich, among other systems, is found in the human body. This system is responsible for keeping the body in balance (homeostasis), being responsible for a whole host of neurobiological processes in the body. It regulates, for example, body temperature, memory, appetite/craving, fertility, immune function, reactions to fear and stress stimuli, mood and regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.

The endocannabinoid system produces endocannabinoids, the counterparts of which are cannabis-derived phytocannabinoids. If health begins to deteriorate, this system can no longer keep up with the production of endocannabinoids, and can no longer keep alive the ones it has already produced. And this is the moment when CBD can step in.

What does healthy sleep mean?
We can speak of healthy sleep when both the quantity and quality of sleep are adequate each night. That is, we wake up in the morning rested, without feeling heavy-headed. 
A full sleep cycle should last 90-110 minutes. A characteristic of the first few cycles is that more time is spent in the deep sleep phase and less in the REM phase (where dreams are formed). As the night progresses, the REM phase lengthens and we start to wake up. So if REM is going well, we remember dreams from the end of it. An adult needs a minimum of seven hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. Of course, there are exceptions; six hours is enough for some, eight is not enough for others. 
In general, healthy sleep consists of about five complete sleep cycles (according to Allan Rechtschaffen), during which various processes take place in the brain. The first two are referred to as light sleep, the third and fourth phases are deep sleep and the last is the REM phase. Complete cycles are when they are not interrupted by awakenings. 

Sleep disorders

Sleep problems occur when we either cannot fall asleep or wake up during the night for various reasons. When sleep problems persist over a period of time it is then said to be a sleep disorder. Constant sleep deprivation eventually leads to the onset of various illnesses.

Sleep disorders usually occur for several reasons, it could be a life of constant stress, poor eating habits or various medical conditions that make it difficult to fall asleep. They can be caused by excessive stimuli provided to the body, such as watching TV until late, computer games, late workouts. It can be caffeine abuse or so-called overstimulation of the body caused, for example, by anxiety, living under stress, pain or side effects of medication.

If the body is not getting enough sleep, this results in symptoms such as constant yawning, lowered mood, fatigue, lack of productivity, memory problems, impulsiveness, problems concentrating, constant irritability or a foggy mind. Sometimes these symptoms can even lead to depressive disorders.

The most common forms of sleep disorders include insomnia, snoring and sleep apnoea.

If ongoing sleep disorders are left untreated, the consequences are really serious. Over time, immunity is weakened, the risk of hypertension increases, libido weakens, weight gain occurs, there is an increased risk of diabetes or heart disease. Another consequence can be the development of anxiety and even depression.

How to deal with sleep disorders 

There are quite a few ways to deal with sleep disorders. It all depends on what stage of sleep disorder you are at. You can use behavioural therapies, you can use supplements or strong prescription drugs. However, the use of other sleep remedies, just as sleep disorders themselves, carry a lot of side effects behind the day. That is why it is always a good idea to rely on nature first before resorting to medication. What does CBD oil for insomnia look like among natural preparations?
CBD oil for sleep
CBD oil used for sleep often accompanies behavioural therapy. Some also use it as the only way to deal with sleep disorders. And why does CBD oil work so well when used for sleep problems? Primarily because modulates the endocannabinoid system, thereby influencing receptors in the brain as well as neurotransmitter communication. In this way, it works in a similar way to SSRI drugs, but without the side effects. And even large doses of ingested CBD oil, containing 1,500 mg of cannabidiol, are well tolerated by the body, as it is difficult to overdose and, in addition, is completely non-toxic.
There has already been a whole lot of research in the world on the effects of CBD on sleep and the results are really promising. In a nutshell, cannabidiol has a lot of potential, which may have to do with its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. And how does CBD affect individual sleep disorders? 
  • Evening chasing thoughts, stress and anxiety - These are the most common causes that prevent people from falling asleep. Mostly, they imply problems with the nervous system. Thanks to the fact that CBD affects the neurotransmitter GABA, by modulating its receptors it triggers it. GABA is a brake of sorts that holds back an overstimulated nervous system. This can have the effect of not only calming chasing thoughts, which will translate into the ability to fall asleep, but also assist in dealing with stress or lack of concentration.
  • Sleeping problems - When studying the effects of higher doses of CBD oil on the body, it has been noted that people then begin to experience increased sleepiness. The reason for this is that blood pressure is lowered, causing breathing to calm down and the body to be ready to fall asleep. Therefore, if an increased dose of CBD oil is applied one hour before bedtime, it gives the body time to calm down and allows it to enter the first phase of sleep more quickly.
  • REM phase disorders - When we are in a disturbed REM phase of sleep, uncontrolled movements, vocalisations or other reactions often occur, causing awakening. Taking CBD, presumably by keeping the body longer in the deep sleep phase, eliminates these side 'attractions' of the REM phase. 
  • Chronic pain - Pain, whether it is the result of an injury, inflammation, illness or training, always causes a deterioration in the quality of sleep or sometimes even insomnia. Because CBD already has really well-documented analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, it is able to address these causes of insomnia. 
How many CBD drops for sleep?
The dosage of CBD oils is always indicated on the packaging or leaflet. But these are indicative doses. This is because cannabidiol affects everyone differently and sleep disorders have different causes. Therefore, these dosages should be considered rather as a very general framework for use and one should arrive at the optimum effect of CBD on one's own body by trial and error. 
But you have to start somewhere. A good way to arrive at the optimal dose for yourself is 1-6 mg of CBD oil for every 5 kg of body weight to start with. Where 1 mg is the lower limit and 6 mg is the theoretical maximum dose. 
Thus, if someone weighs 60 kg, taking 12 mg per day should keep such a person fit during the day, facilitate concentration and give clarity of thought. On the other hand, taking the maximum dose (72 mg) should have a sedative and sleep-inducing effect. That is, one could try taking 10 mg during the day in one or two doses and one hour before bedtime, say 25 to 50 mg, preferably gradually increasing it or adding another dose.
The effect of CBD oil is also strongly influenced by our age, weight, how efficient our metabolism is, in which form and in which cannabinoid spectrum we take cannabidiol.
It can also be excellent to use our CBD calculator for Hempmont oils to help you choose the right dose of oil and frequency of use. The calculator is very easy to use. Simply select an ailment from the list, enter your weight and height and you will be given the recommended amount of CBD you can take. Of course, it should be remembered that this is a suggested dose of the oil - as every body is different and often needs an individual approach.
That is, the principle is - start with smaller doses and gradually increase them until you feel the CBD oil is working optimally.
The World Health Organisation has officially recognised that CBD is a natural and safe substance. Cannabidiol is not addictive and is not toxic regardless of dose. There has also been no reported case of death resulting from an overdose of cannabinoids. And the side effects of CBD use are limited to a slight lowering of blood pressure, dry mouth and drowsiness, often accompanying an overdose. Before using cannabidiol, it is also important to make sure that it does not affect the medicines we take, as it can alter the time of their absorption.
 Which CBD oil for sleep?
Whenever looking for the right CBD oil for sleep, we should be guided by the the availability of studies on such a product. A worthy oil must have testing for cannabinoid content, and it would be ideal if it were free of mould, fungi, heavy metals or pesticide residues And it had a laboratory certificate for it. And that is exactly what Hempmont oils are. It is always worth eliminating other potential factors that could adversely affect our body. After all, we choose to use oils in order to improve our wellbeing as well as our health.
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3 komentarzy

  1. 14 February 2023 13:02
    Jadwiga B.

    - After this oil, sleep is, above all, deeper and more restorative, and consequently I get better sleep
    - I am not stupefied and I get up really well rested unlike the pharmacy drugs I used to use and get up in a worse state than before taking the tablet
    - I am less nervous

    I take 3 times a day, but a higher dose in the evening. I have been using for over six months.

  2. 3 February 2023 17:51

    I use 10% oil from hempmont and have seen results after the first doses, to my great surprise! I take 4-5 drops for sleep, and recently I have also been taking it in the morning for calmness and I am satisfied. I sleep much better.

  3. 23 November 2022 10:41
    Marianna Opolska

    Great, it works for me. I sleep like a slayer and the neurotic complaints have become a little more mild. My dose is 45 mg a day (3 drops). The taste is also quite okay, it's worth drinking water in the evening, otherwise you can wake up with a bitter aftertaste on your tongue.


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