There comes a phase in almost every individual’s lifetime when they go through sleeplessness, which we generally term as Insomnia. There could be multi-million reasons behind this, each one entirely different from the other. Work stress, relationships debacle, financial crunch, and so on, everyone experiences at least one of these situations once in their life, which in some cases last longer.
When our brain is burdened with unhealthy thoughts, sleep gradually recedes away from our lives. A healthy diet, good routine, regular exercise can definitely play a vital role in regaining adequate sleep. However, it requires a bag full of determination and ocean of patience to stick to the routine for a long period of time, which some of us may not have. If you feel the same, don’t consider your case hopeless because there are other remedies as well.
CBD – A compound extracted from Cannabis/Hemp
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the 113 identified Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Over the years, researchers and scientists have found various positive characteristics in CBD that makes it a perfect remedy for various physical and mental illnesses like anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, depression, and many more. CBD can either be extracted from Cannabis plant or from hemp or industrial hemp. CBD can be taken in the form of oil, spray, through smoke or vapor.
The usage of Cannabis, in any of the forms, hasn’t been legalized throughout the United States. That’s why, CBD extracted directly from the Cannabis plant has been recognized under Schedule 1 drugs, which means the usage of CBD (or any of its products) extracted from Cannabis plant isn’t legal in the country. However, after industrial hemp being legalized in the country, thanks to the farm bill 2018, the usage of CBD extracted from industrial hemp is now completely legal in the US.
This is how CBD works –
You may not know but every very own body produces cannabinoids in a limited amount. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), found in the human body, is composed of endocannabinoids that bind with Cannabinoid Receptors – CB1 and CB2. The ECS regulates various physiological and cognitive processes such as fertility, appetite, mood, pain sensation, memory, etc.
CB1 receptors deal with all brain related activities such as movement and coordination, mood, pain, emotions, thoughts, etc. Whereas, CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system and deal with inflammation and pain.
CBD, unlike THC, binds more with the CB2 receptors and less with CB1 receptors. This is the reason why it doesn’t provide a psychoactive effect. CBD products are used for treating chronic pain, epilepsy, sleep disorder, anxiety, etc.
CBD Oil – the cure for your sleeplessness
Undoubtedly, CBD is mostly taken in the form of oil. CBD oil is manufactured by first extracting CBD from industrial hemp and then filtering it through an oil carrier. However, it’s not the only CBD product. CBD infused products such as cream, chocolates, body lotions, etc. can be found selling over the internet. The reason why CBD oil is being widely used is, it cures most of the mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and so on. Researchers have found that CBD oil can also help in regaining sleep if used properly, though research is still going on as no concrete evidence has been found yet.