How CBD is Helping Sleep Disorders in America (and the World)
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Sleep impacts every single aspect of our lives. According to a recent report on “Neurocognitive Consequences of Sleep Deprivation” many patients struggle with alertness, a lowered attention span, poor memory and increased risk of accidents. These patients also had something in common: on average, they slept 5-7 hours a night.
Studies also indicate that loss of sleep increases the risk of obesity, hypertension, heart disease, immune dysfunction and other problems.
Sleep is a critical factor in the well-being of a person. And in many cases, individuals suffer from various sleep disorders:
- Insomnia, or the chronic inability to fall asleep and stay asleep
- Narcolepsy, characterized by overwhelming daytime sleepiness
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders, diagnosed in individuals with an irregular sleep schedule
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or cyclical depression that occurs during the winter season due to the lack of sun exposure
- Sleep Disorder Breathing (Sleep Apnea), including sleep abnormalities such as loss of breathing
If you’re struggling with any of these sleep disorders, chances are you’ve tried countless remedies to help you sleep better through the night. But until you’ve tried CBD, you haven’t tried everything.
The Research on CBD Products Speaks for Itself
CBD has shown great promise across countless studies. The effects of cannabidiol have been tested on many patients struggling with arthritis, epilepsy, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. And now, it’s gaining tracking as a possible solution for sleep-related problems.
A report from the NCBI states, “Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia.”
According to the report, CBD may ease the sleep process in individuals with insomnia and improve a person’s REM sleep cycle. REM stands for rapid eye movement, and it’s the last stage to occur in a sleep cycle. Studies show that it happens after 70-90 minutes of sleep. However, some individuals may have REM sleep disorders such as having a decreased REM sleep state which is the stage that dreaming occurs. We watch in anticipation as we suspect clinical studies with CBD will likely continue to reveal promising events in these individuals with REM sleep behavior disorder.”
CBD’s effectiveness per individual can also be affected by the amount taken. And as we know, regular and consistent usage of CBD is what leads to the best long-term results. In one study, patients with insomnia were given 160mg of CBD per day and saw improved sleep and decreased REM interruptions. We’ve had thousands of customers reach out and share stories about how even 1 dropper of Onyx & Rose CBD (1 dropper = 17 mg) has helped them get better sleep. Although more research is still underway, we’re excited to see the impact Onyx & Rose CBD is making on a good night’s sleep.