When we once checked the number one reason why people start their journey with CBD among our users, the winner was clear – sleep problems. It makes sense, especially when we compare it with the data from the last two pandemic years. In 2021 the number of people complaining about their sleep quality in the US and the UK reached 50% of the population.
Many popular sleep aids like melatonin tablets with a hefty dose of melatonin are super effective but might leave you dumb in the morning and influence your work. No wonder then, CBD once again appeared as a miracle solution. We took a look at what scientists checked and if there are any reasonable conclusions we can make out of it.
Here is a summary of what we know:
160 mg of CBD increased sleep duration more than the placebo
300 and 600 mg of CBD decreased the level of cortisol in the body during the night – one of the main reasons for insomnia
25 mg of CBD was an effective dosage for anxiety which was one of the reasons for problems with falling asleep
56-66% of people experienced an improvement in sleep short and long term while taking CBD
broad and full-spectrum products reach in some specific terpenes might be way more effective than CBD isolate. Some terpenes like Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool have a strong calming effect.
Conclusions and recommendations for customers:
pick full or broad-spectrum products with reach terpenes profile (especially with myrcene, linalool, and Beta-Caryophyllene)
experiment with dosages between 25 and 200 mg
try to be consistent. If you can, use a sleep monitor to make better observations on the quality of your sleep (many smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Garmin have that option)
more tests and studies are needed to create some concrete recommendations for everyone.
Article Source: MyDosage.com