CBD AND SLEEP
In a study published in the Permanente Journal in 2019, 72 adults with anxiety and poor sleep completed anxiety and sleep assessments at the start of the study, and at a one-month follow-up session. Study participants were given 25mg of CBD in capsule form. Those that predominantly had sleep complaints took the dose in the evening. Participants that had anxiety as the predominant complaint took the CBD in the morning.(1)
After the first month, anxiety scores decreased in 79 percent of the people. Sleep scores improved in 66 percent of the participants, which indicated less trouble sleeping. This highlights a huge improvement, and a more-than-impressive case study that certainly is encouraging to individuals who want to see if regular use could work for them too.
Although more studies need to be performed, additional research also supports the theory that CBD may improve sleep. A study published in the journal Medicines involved 490 people with insomnia. Data was collected from June 2016 to May 2018. Participants rated their symptoms of insomnia on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most severe. Starting symptoms were rated 6.6 on average.2 The participants were treated using the cannabis flower with varied combustion methods including vape, pipe, and joint. CBD potency was on average 5.7 percent and limited to 30 percent. Following cannabinoid use, participants rated symptoms on average to be 2.2, which was a decrease of 4.5. This results once again support the theory that cannabinoids, and most importantly CBD, helped decrease the symptoms of poor sleep and insomnia.
The case for CBD and sleep improvement continues to mount, with individuals across the world, including sports stars and celebrities, owing their newfound sleep regimes to all-natural CBD. But with research and studies now building, people have the increased evidence they need to try this risk-free, drug-free alternative for themselves.