Ample, restful sleep is essential to your energy level, memory formation, and overall health. Falling asleep or staying asleep can be difficult for certain people.
While good sleep depends on more than a sleep aid, taking cannabidiol (CBD) is now an option for those wanting to try something new. CBD is commonly used to improve sleep and decrease anxiety.
Research shows that CBD has a calming effect on the nervous system. CBD can also alter mood because it affects the serotonin system. Outcomes vary among people and depend on the product type and dose.
In a study on CBD in anxiety and sleep, published in the National Library of Medicine, anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time.
Unlike THC, CBD does not induce a feeling of being “high.” Even large doses of CBD do not produce THC-like effects.