Proper sleep is foundational when it comes to physical and mental health. Anyone that does not get proper sleep will likely be quick to point that out.
When someone doesn’t get proper sleep they are more likely to be irritable, experience memory issues, and have a harder time concentrating and focusing.
Long term physical effects can also be experienced, including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, and increased risk of heart disease.
Popular sleep medications come with their own buffett of potential side effects, including digestive issues, dizziness, sleep walking/talking, and many other undesirable things.
Fortunately for those that suffer from sleep issues, the results of a recent study indicate that a popular cannabinoid may be able to help.
CBD And Sleep Satisfaction
A team of researchers in Brazil recently conducted a study in which some participants were provided CBD and others were provided a placebo.
Thirty three people participated in the study, all of which suffered from REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD).
Many participants reported extreme cases of RBD involving violent leg and arm movements during REM sleep, as well as frequent nightmares.
According to the results of the study, consumption of 300mgs of CBD prior to sleeping was associated with ‘temporary improvements’ in the participants’ reported sleep satisfaction level.
Unfortunately, the results of the study also indicated that there was no long term reduction in the frequency of RBD.
Things To Consider When Considering CBD Use
CBD is the most widely legally available cannabinoid right now. Thankfully, many countries across the globe now allow legal CBD sales.
However, just because a CBD product is legally available for purchase doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a quality product.
Different countries have different regulations for CBD products, and it’s extremely important to know where the CBD product comes from and what it is made out of.
Just because a product is labeled as a CBD product does not mean that it has gone through stringent testing and that the CBD was sourced from quality cannabis.
Always make sure to do your homework, in addition to talking to a medical professional prior to making a purchase and consuming the product(s).