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Will CBD Keep Me up at Night?

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You may desire to have a quiet night and may have stumbled across cannabidiol (CBD), often covered in the media, and seen various product adverts, gaining your interest. This will probably have you wondering, will CBD keep me up at night?

Will CBD Keep Me up at Night?

CBD won’t keep you up at night. Quite the opposite, it will help you relax and fall asleep quicker. CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in marijuana and hemp that doesn’t get you high and is used to treat issues such as anxiety, stress, and depression by causing a state of relaxation. This is one of the main ways CBD can help you fall asleep rather than keep you up at night.

CBD oil dropper

Ongoing research and studies have shown that CBD was able to help human beings in various ways:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Pain management. More human research is needed to back up this claim.
  • Reduced number of seizures
  • Lowering addiction. According to studies, CBD can help reduce cravings for tobacco and heroin under certain circumstances.
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure and inflammation

Cannabidiol, however, is commonly used by many to aid them to deal with insomnia and other sleep disorders. Well, you obviously can’t have a good night’s sleep if you are experiencing physical pains or having anxiety attacks, right? Dealing with these will as a result bring about a night of sound sleep.

Effects of CBD Use on Sleeping Patterns

Before considering taking CBD and introducing it to your body, you should ask yourself whether it will have any side effects on you. Research shows that it can have different effects on different people and the side effects may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite
  • Mental sedation

So far, there have not been any cases of lethal CBD overdoses or long-term risks. Generally, it is well-tolerated according to research, and the problems associated with CBD uptake are believed to be related to the dosage.

Adverse Effects of Cannabidiol

Overuse of CBD may bring about serious problems. Reports have shown that CBD may cause:

  • Alterations of cell viability
  • Inhibition of drug metabolism in the liver
  • Decreased fertilization capacity
  • Mood change which causes agitation and irritability

As you use CBD to help you relax and sleep well, remember to be responsible.

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CBD Oil for Sleep

CBD oil is used by many as it contains low levels of THC. The oils are to be placed beneath the tongue. Then hold it for about thirty seconds after dropping it there before swallowing. CBD  is also available in the market in various forms like:

  • Patches
  • Capsules
  • Vapes
  • Edibles
  • Extracts

Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD products. It is advisable to buy the products from the manufacturer or from pharmaceuticals. The online purchase would not be quite a great idea.

Amount of CBD to Take for Sleep

A specific dosage for sleep is unknown to date. Study shows that taking about 160 mg of CBD aided users to fall asleep. To determine your ideal dosage, it is best to consult a doctor with experience in CBD.

Alternatively, if still unsure of your starting point, you can fill out a questionnaire based on your specific symptoms and usage goals to help you.

A Nighttime CBD-Infused Cocktail

If you prefer having a cocktail instead of drinking CBD infused coffee or CBD tea, here is the best way to enjoy it. After having a draining or stressful day, many people tend to drop by the bar or restaurant and have a glass of wine, whiskey, or whichever one prefers, in the evening. Here I present to you one of the simple ways to prepare your CBD cocktail for those willing to try it:

CBD infused cocktail
  • In a cocktail shaker (filled with ice) combine two parts of the cocktail mix with one part vodka.
  • Add drops of CBD oil.
  • Shake the contents or stir
  • Pour the contents into a chilled martini glass. (Choose your favorite glass)
  • Add lime to taste, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

A study in the New York times shows CBD was discovered not a useful treatment for sleep as compared to its effect on anxiety.

Related Questions

The use of CBD for problems related to sleep has generally been shown to be safe. Altogether, people have also raised questions like:

Is It Good to Take CBD Before Bed?

Taking CBD around one hour before you go to bed is probably the best time and it promotes sleep. The effect after uptake can take anything from five minutes to an hour to start being felt.

Can CBD Make You Stay Awake?

Generally, CBD should not be keeping you awake at night. It tends to have a laxative effect thus promoting sleep. This is not the case for some CBD enthusiasts who consider taking it in the morning. The effect tends to differ and CBD will rather get you the energy you need for the day as you carry out your duties.

Conclusion

If you suffer from insomnia, are depressed, or are unable to get a decent night's sleep due to discomfort or anxiety, CBD might be worth a try.