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CBD Sleep Capsules, Gummies, Tinctures

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Nothing is worse than going to bed and tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep. You make an effort to get to bed at a certain hour, but your mind can’t seem to relax. For those who have tried everything from warm milk to melatonin, have you ever considered CBD? That’s right, CBD helps with getting a good night’s sleep. Some people may stick with melatonin which is already produced within the body. Hence, a melatonin supplement essentially utilizes what your body already has, leading to harmful long-term side effects, stomach cramps, and bouts of depression. 

Our body has its own endocannabinoid system that CBD and other cannabinoids can interact with to elicit various effects. Hence, we have multiple receptors throughout the body that can bind to CBD from plants and allow us to reap its benefits. This is where the CBD sleep capsules come in handy—delivering you the best sleep possible. 

A good night’s sleep is a big factor in contributing to your overall health and well-being. Not only does a good night’s sleep make you feel energized throughout the day, but it also is essential for your memory, immune system, and much more (5). However, many people are unable to fall or stay asleep during the night, leading to detrimental consequences on other aspects of health. Hence, CBD can help alleviate symptoms of stress or racing thoughts, one of the many reasons for the inability to fall asleep, allowing for more relaxation to calm the mind. 

What specifically does CBD do to promote a good night’s sleep? CBD encourages REM sleep due to its binding to the endocannabinoid receptors (4). It is observed that people who have insomnia have higher levels of cortisol, a major stress hormone, at night compared to the general population, contributing to their inability to fall asleep (2). Hence the use of CBD, as it promotes relaxation and calmness. 

Better sleep can improve your mood, cognition, and overall mental state. Chronic sleep deprivation can snowball into even greater health consequences, such as the increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular events, and depression (3). 

Unlike prescription drugs, CBD products are readily available without a prescription. There are different formulations that accommodate a good night’s sleep, such as CBD sleep capsules, CBD sleep gummies, and tinctures. With so many options available, how do you choose which formulation to use? There is no single correct answer to this question. The formulation is specific to you. CBD sleep capsules are a good option for those who have no trouble swallowing pills taken before bed. Another form, such as tinctures, come as a dropper for underneath the tongue. This may be a better option if you want to feel the effects of CBD more quicker. The last option is the CBD sleep gummies with options in multiple flavors giving a relaxed mind and leading to a fulfilled sleep.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist about any medications or herbal supplements you may be currently taking before incorporating CBD into your nighttime routine. Just because it does not require a prescription doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check with a healthcare provider beforehand. Although CBD is a compound within a plant, it is metabolized by the liver and can affect the metabolism of other medications in a drug regimen. CBD should be treated like medicine and dosed appropriately. We offer free dosage consultations at Dr. Peace Lily, and you can send us an email at contact@drpeacelily.com to schedule yours today! Start with lower doses to determine if your body tolerates CBD well, and increase the dose if need be. 

Now is the time to switch your melatonin gummies to CBD gummies and give CBD a chance. When it comes to your sleep and health, learn how you can incorporate CBD into your lifestyle.

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This article was written by Dr. Peace Lily Scientific Communications Intern Caroline Cassol and edited by Dr. Najifa Choudhury, PharmD.

References

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  5. Pacheco D. Is cannabidiol a safe and effective sleep aid? Sleep Foundation. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-aids/cbd-for-sleep#:~:text=CBD%20is%20commonly%20used%20to,physical%20and%20mental%20health%20concerns. Published July 6, 2022. Accessed October 31, 2022.
  6. Shannon S, Lewis N, Lee H, Hughes S. Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep: A large case series. The Permanente journal. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/. Published January 7, 2019. Accessed October 31, 2022. 

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