Quality sleep is critical to human emotional, mental and physical health, yet it eludes between 50-70 million Americans. If you have trouble with insomnia and have problems sleeping at night, you might consider trying cannabidiol (CBD) oil for help.
Poor sleep is the number one reported medical complaint in the Unites States and a serious public health concern. The average adult needs between seven and eight hours of sleep per day. Yet, 10-30 million Americans regularly don’t get enough sleep. Chronic insomnia can have a negative impact on your health, increasing your risk of depression and high blood pleasure. It also can lower your overall quality of life.
Over 60 percent of American adults report having problems sleeping several nights per week.
Over 40 million Americans suffer from more than 70 different sleep disorders. The most common sleep-related ailments include:
- Insomnia - when one cannot fall asleep or stay asleep.
- Sleep apnea - which involves impaired breathing while sleeping.
- Restless leg syndrome - characterized by tingling, discomfort and even pain in the legs that increases at night and is relieved by movement.
- Circadian rhythm disorders - when one’s internal clock is off and one’s sleep patterns are disturbed.
- Parasomnias - which entails abnormal movements and activities while sleeping, including sleep walking and nightmares.
- Excessive daytime sleepiness - when an individual experiences persistent drowsiness during daylight hours from narcolepsy or another medical condition.
Cannabinoids have been used for centuries to promote sleepiness and to help people stay asleep. An insomnia study indicated that the administration of 160 mgs of CBD decreased nighttime sleep interruptions and increased total sleep time, suggesting that high-dose CBD therapy can improve the quality and duration of sleep.
In addition to showing promise as a safe and effective alternative to conventional psychiatric treatments for insomnia, cannabidiol can reduce symptoms of REM behavior disorder (RBD), which is characterized by the acting out of vivid, intense, and sometimes violent dreams. A preliminary study examined the efficacy of CBD in patients with both Parkinson’s disease and RBD and the results were encouraging.
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