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Sleep better and avoid insomnia with CBD

With an increase in sleep disorders across Europe, it is safe to argue that people of all ages are getting less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night. In the long run, a lack of sleep can affect your quality of life leading to lowered performance, slowed reaction time, as well as other mental disorders such as depression or anxiety, worsening further the situation. In Extended periods of sleep deprivation can also increase the risk of physiological conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It is safe to say that a good and long-night sleep is much more than a luxury.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Difficulties include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night

  • No staying asleep, waking up during the night or too early in the morning

  • Not feeling well-rested after a night's sleep

  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness

  • Irritability, depression or anxiety

  • Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering

  • Increased errors or accidents

  • Ongoing worries about sleep

How CBD works against insomnia and to provide a better sleep?

Scientists believe that cannabis, whether originated from hemp plants or medical marijuana, can improve the sleep pattern because CBD (and other cannabinoids) interacts with the network of receptors in the brain. It regulates neurotransmitters and other chemicals that are vital in reducing anxiety, stress, chronic pain as well as those helping you get a good night’s sleep, CBD can help treat many of the causes of sleep disorders. Please note that none of the research is currently supported by clinical trials, whether in the United States or any other country.Scientists hypothesize that the effects of hemp-derived CBD against insomnia are due to:

1) Its ability to reduce anxiety


Anandamide is one of the body’s major endocannabinoids, manufactured in areas of the brain associated with mood, motivation, and higher thought processes. Anandamide also exhibits both anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties. CBD prevents the breakdown of anandamide, in turn helping to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression which can cause sleeplessness.

2) Its ability to promote REM sleep


REM sleep is the sleep-stage which is thought to benefit emotional health amongst other things. Researchers have long theorized that REM sleep contributes to core features of cognitive dysfunction and anxious depression with a lack of REM sleep leading to negative anxiety and depression. In a recent review study, researchers suggest that CBD has therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia by promoting REM sleep, reducing many of the negative psychological effects of sleep deprivation. 

CBD products and dosage for a better sleep without insomnia

CBD PRODUCT TYPES


It's important to use high-quality CBD products and do so regularly, when trying to fight off a medical condition such as insomnia. In order to get a better sleep, we would recommend the following cannabis product types:

  • Sublingual Treatments & Ingestibles


    We recommend using a full-spectrum CBD oil, a CBD tincture or CBD capsules about 60 - 90 minutes before bedtime.

  • Vaping & Smoking


    Vaping CBD or smoking CBD weed can provide almost immediate effects due to its fast onset of action. 

CBD DOSAGE


In an early study on the effects of CBD on sleep, researchers found that people with sleeping disorders / insomniacs needed doses of about 150 mg to 160 mg of CBD to induce sleep. It is therefore suggested to start off with a dose of 40-50 mg 60-90min before bedtime and gradually increase the dosage to anywhere between 150 mg to 600 mg until relief is found.

To help you figure out the right dose for you, head over to our CBD usage and dosage page.

Recommended CBD products


Over the Top
SFr. 25.00
Hemp Oil Drops - 300mg CBD (3%)
SFr. 35.00
Pink Strawberry
SFr. 50.00
Swiss Weeds Red
SFr. 19.00

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) or Swissmedic. The information provided here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a doctor / physician if you have any medical condition or use any prescription medications. Medical advice should always be sought before starting any new treatment, including the intake of CBD products.

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