March, 21, 2019
There are many people worldwide who suffer from mild to severe sleep problems / insomnia. This is often accompanied by nocturnal anxiety and restless hours, which hinders a new fall asleep. The next day, you feel like you’re down and the ability to concentrate during the day is lower. Sleep disorders, especially if they last for a long time, can even lead to depressive moods.
Long deep sleep phases without interruption phases are called (REM – Rapid Eye Movement) – sleep. In this important REM phase, the musculoskeletal system as well as the brain is in sleep mode. A restful sleep is extremely important for the regeneration of our body and thus for the preservation of our health.
A natural way of getting rid of sleep problems without any addictive potential is by using non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). The plant substance from the hemp plant has long been used in traditional natural medicine to improve the quality of sleep. The aim is not only to extend the total sleep time but also to improve the quality of sleep and also to shorten the time spent sleeping.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. Recently, scientific publications have seen an increase in preclinical and clinical evidence for CBD in some neuropsychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, anxiety and schizophrenia. There is evidence that CBD is calmed in the central nervous system. Interest in CBD as a treatment for a variety of diseases has exploded, but there are few clinical studies on CBD in psychiatric literature.
A study with 72 adults published in 2019 showed very positive results:
The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25). Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time. In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients.
More information about the study can be found under the link: LINK