Are Sleep Troubles Common?
More than 68% of Americans claim that they have issues with sleeping. It’s no wonder why more and more people are looking for alternative ways to battle their sleep deprivation. For those looking for a more holistic route as a cure, CBD may not be such a bad idea!
CBD has proven to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and increasing sleep quality. According to research, CBD has the potential to increase overall sleep amounts, and improve insomnia.
In smaller doses, CBD has helped with alertness and reducing daytime sleepiness. In turn, calling for better daily performance and for the strength and consistency of the sleep-wake cycle. By being more alert during the day, the body and mind have a tendency to be more tired at night.
CBD may also improve REM behavior disorder. REM behavior disorder is a condition that causes people to act out physically during REM sleep. Typically, during REM, the body is largely paralyzed, a state known as REM atonia. This immobilization keeps sleepers from reacting physically to their dreams. In REM behavior disorder, this paralysis doesn’t occur, leaving people free to move—which can lead to disruptive sleep and to injuring themselves or their sleeping partners. Cannabis may also work to reduce pain and improve sleep quality in people with ailments that inhibit standard sleep behaviors.
CBD may help improve REM sleep abnormalities in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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No medical claims are being made here. All information has been obtained through studies and journals such as;
Michael J. Breus, PhD
The Sleep Doctor™
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