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A Guide to Buying the Best CBD Oil for Sleep

Are you having a difficult time sleeping? Do you normally wake up in the middle of the night only to find yourself anxious to sleep again? The quality of sleep you have each night directly affects your productivity. Insomnia or lack of sleep is caused by mental health disorders, medications, physical conditions, caffeine or environmental factors. If you are struggling with insomnia or don’t have enough sleep the night before, you will feel exhausted and irritable the next day. When this occurs on a regular basis, it will adversely affect your health. Constant sleep deprivation can increase a person’s anxiety and a person can be prone to heart attacks or strokes.  

CBD oils have the power to help you achieve a good quality rest and lessen insomnia, as well as make it easier to fall and stay asleep. Since CBD oil is also known to relieve pain and stress, it can also help to manage sleep patterns, which is essential when aiming to reach Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep.

Cannabidiol or CBD for short is a special compound found in cannabis plants. It does not give off the ‘high feeling’ or the same psychoactive effects that occur naturally in cannabinoids, like in tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. CBD on the other hand, encourages feelings of sleepiness and calmness, making it favorable for insomnia and other sleeping disorders. It is also known to alleviate pain, inflammation, and helps with people suffering from epilepsy and anxiety disorders.  Due to this, the CBD oil market has become very popular in the wellness and health sectors and is projected to grow by 38.5% by 2024.

The extract noted as CBD oil in the United States is known to have two categories. Crystalline isolate which entirely contains CBD, while the other cannabinoids have been removed, and the full spectrum oil, which keeps THC and other cannabinoids. CBD oil with THC is only sold in states where marijuana use has been legalized.

CBD oil can be absorbed in different ways and may be taken orally or added to balms, moisturizers, capsules, edibles, vapes, tinctures, and topical creams. Low concentration oils will produce the slightest effects, while high concentration oils will produce powerful effects.

This guide will aid you in how to choose and explore the benefits of CBD oil for persons suffering from sleep disorders and insomnia.

What to look for?

When you are anxious and restless for days on end, you can take CBD to help you sleep, but make sure to opt for a full-spectrum CBD oil instead of an isolate. The full-spectrum CBD oils consist of a number of cannabinoids and original compounds found in the hemp plant. This may help amplify the therapeutic benefits of CBD.

Full-spectrum CBD oil can include the following compounds:

Proteins

Chlorophyll

Fatty acids

Fiber

Terpenes

It is important to select a CBD oil from a reputable company. These companies should be able to supply lab results from third-party testing and be contactable for customer support if you ever have any questions.

Be wary of companies that promise perfect to extreme results. Research their history and avoid companies with a history of mislabelling their products. Always keep in mind that the use of CBD oil can vary from person to person.  A product that may work well for a friend may not have the exact same effects on you.

If the CBD oil does not induce sleep within the first few days, try another product with different ingredients or a different amount or strength of CBD.  Remember that CBD oil is not the same as hemp seed oil. CBD oil is made from the flower, bud, stems, and leaves of the cannabis plant. Hempseed oil is an extract from hemp seeds.

How to use CBD oil?

Shake the CBD oil bottle well to guarantee it reaches its ideal consistency. Use a stopper- (most CBD oil bottles will come with one) and place the oil under your tongue. For the best absorption, keep the oil under your tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds to a few minutes before swallowing. Avoid the dropper from touching your mouth to prevent any bacterial contamination.

The immediate effects of CBD oil can be achieved within 30 to 90 minutes, but long term results may take longer.  Always store your CBD oil in a dry cool place away from direct heat and light. Keep it tightly lid. It is not necessary to refrigerate your CBD oil bottle, but you can if you want to prolong its life.

The options of using CBD oil for sleep comes in vape concentrates, oils, and tinctures, to pills and capsules. Follow the instructed dosage recommended by the CBD oil manufacturer or your doctor. The right serving of CBD oil will depend on the individual. One must take into consideration one’s weight, metabolism, and biochemistry. Clinical trials on CBD oil, suggest between 25mg to 1,500mg of CBD per day. Always start with a small dosage and increase the dosage and frequency until you reach your target results or what best works for you.  Doses should be taken with an interval of four to six hours apart. But if you are using it specifically to improve the quality of your sleep, take it before going to bed.