How CBD Can Help You Sleep

Are you someone who cannot fall asleep from insomnia or  other sleep disorders? Are you someone one has tried to find different products to help you make you sleep? Well you are not alone, there are thousands and thousands of people who suffer from sleeping disorders. We all know that sleep is very important in our daily lives and without it there can be major disadvantages in our daily lives. There are many products that aid in making us fall asleep and stay asleep. Some of the conventional products are melatonin and teas. While these conventional products do help most people there are some people who have tried these conventional products, which have not helped them at all or only helped them short-term. 

if you have not heard before, Medicinal Cannabis can help with sleep and the disadvantages that comes with the lack of sleep. Before we can explain how CBD can help with sleep we first have to know what CBD is. CBD is a compound found in marijuana and hemp that does not get you high. CBD can be taken in many different forms SUCH AS: oil, vape pen, tablets just to name a few. 

Now that we know what CBD is we can now talk about how it could help with sleep sleeping disorders. To be honest, CBD does not directly help with insomnia but it indirectly help because it tackles the root causes of Insomnia and other sleep disorders. Some of the root causes of Insomnia and other sleep disorders are: 

  1. Anxiety
  2. Pain
  3. Mood Swings
  4. The disturbance of the sleep-wake cycle.

 

Anxiety

Are you someone who suffers from anxiety? Then CBD can help you. There are many people in the world today who suffer from anxiety for one reason or the other. People with anxiety have a harder time falling asleep than people who don’t have anxiety. You may be wondering how CBD can help with anxiety? CBD helps alleviate the physical manifestation of anxiety. Anxiety is typically driven through sympathetic nervous system activation. This has profound physical implications, as nervous activity controls many physiological processes throughout the body such as: 

  • Muscle contraction
  • Enzyme activity 
  • High blood pressure
  • High breathing rate

CBD helps all these processes throughout the body in turn helps with dealing with anxiety. When we deal with our anxiety, it will help us fall asleep and stay asleep. CBD also has effects on the mood. Depression is a common passenger that hitches a ride with anxiety. The fact that one experiences anxiety is enough to produce a bleak outlook on life. CBD can actually change the shape of the GABA- A receptor in a way which increases its affinity for its specific target neurotransmitter -GABA. Gamma- Aminobutyric acid is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which produces states of calm and balance throughout  the nervous system and is what accounts for the sedating and relaxing qualities of GABA are more pronounced, alleviating anxiety. CBD is also a potent anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties which makes it an effective neuroprotective. 

 

Pain

As we all know everyone deals with pain. The pain can be physical, emotional or mental. With all this pain it will be a hard time falling asleep. CBD can help indirectly with making you fall asleep by directly dealing with the pain itself. Some people with chronic pain use CBD oil to manage their symptoms. CBD may reduce: pain, inflammation etc. CBD interacts with a core component of the Endocannabinoid System. Endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones from different stimuli and helps your cells respond. The response creates anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD can benefit people with chronic which in turn benefits people who have a hard time falling asleep.

Mood Swings

Have you ever been happy one second and the next in a bad mood? Well a big reason on why that can be is a lack of sleep. So how does CBD help with mood swings. The mood is connected to the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), if you are unfamiliar with the ECS, itis an innate (naturally occurring inside the human body) network of cannabinoid receptors that carries out dozens of roles in the whole body from hormonal release in the thyroid gland to neural communication in the central nervous system and even insulin production in the islet cells of the pancreas. Under normal circumstances, these naturally occurring cannabinoids interact with naturally occurring receptors to establish a full range of homeostatic regulation and internal cellular balance. So, when there is a deficiency within the ECS, any number of bodily or neurolic functions might be completely thrown off balance. In these cases, CBD is needed in order to re-established and rebuild the proper cell-cell interactions that exist within the endogenous cannabinoid/receptor network. Now with mood swings, CBD also helps with calming the mood. Imagine yourself living a peaceful and happy life, That would be the life would it not.

 

Sleep-Wake Cycle

Before we can understand how CBD can help the sleep-wake cycle we have to first understand what it is. The sleep-wake cycle refers to our 24 hour daily sleep pattern which consists of approximately 16 hours of daytime wakefulness and 8 hours of night time sleep. The complex process of the sleep-wake cycle is controlled by the body’s circadian rhythm and sleep homeostasis (the amount of accumulated sleep need that builds during time spent awake). Circadian rhythms are regulated by the body’s internal master clock which is located in the brain. The master clock controls many biological functions over a 24 hour period, such as the release of hormones, body temperature changes and sleep-wake cycles. So the way CBD helps with the sleep-wake cycle is that it interacts with receptors in the brain that govern the body’s daily sleep-wake cycle. Since, it directly interacts with the brain receptors it tells the body when they should be in sleep or wake mode.

Zimmer and Company Products

Now that we have talked about how CBD can help you sleep better and how it can fight the different reasons you might have that makes it harder to sleep at night we can talk about the different products Zimmer and Company distributes. 

There are two main products Zimmer and Company distribute that can help with sleep. The two products are: 

  1. The Dragon Fly Vape Pen 
  2. Hemp Prana P4

The Dragon Fly Vape pen is straightforward, it is a pen that contains the CBD oil in it. The way it is used is by vaping the oil, while the Hemp Prana P4 is the oil itself where you put the oil under your tongue and it absorbs. The P4 works faster than the vape pen but if you are someone who does not like that method you always have the vape pen to lean back on. 

This is how CBD can help you sleep and how it can help lessening the issues that can make you stay awake at night. With the two products listed above you can use either one to help you deal with your sleepless nights.