Long Days, Long Nights: Using CBD Oil to Help Maintain Your Sleep

Long Days, Long Nights: Using CBD Oil to Help Maintain Your Sleep

By Meredith Summers   |   June 22, 2018

Can Cannibidiol Affect Sleep Patterns?

When the summer sun is still beating down on you at 8 p.m., you may find yourself having a hard time keeping up with your normal sleep schedule. No longer are you feeling the need to hibernate anymore as you find yourself with more invites than you know what to do with, both during the week and at its end!

You may want to stay out later at your many social gatherings or you just might find yourself tossing and turning right before bed. This is perfectly normal as we adjust to a new season, but it’s not healthy if you find yourself still having trouble over adjusting to seasonal sleep changes over the course of several weeks. While there are several underlying conditions that may be at play, many of us just find that as we go the the normal process of aging and changing, our sleep habits change as well.

See how CBD oil may be able to help you improve your individual sleep cycles so you don’t find yourself with the summertime blues.

Conflicting Side Effects 

CBD oil may help those who use it with many personal complaints, ranging from mood and activity to more specific concerns. But CBD can also be frustrating to people who aren’t familiar with it because the amount of quantitative evidence to be found is both limited and influenced by outside parties. It is difficult to find research, and even harder to make sense of it, if you are a layperson and not a scientist.

So, when you look up the side effects of CBD products, only to find that drowsiness and excessive energy are both on the list, you may want to throw your hands up in the air and just head to the store for a Unisom. But it doesn’t actually have to be so confusing if you understand how CBD oil works. What researchers believe is that CBD oil gives you a certain amount of pep in your step as soon as you take it, but that it also manages to regulate your sleep cycle so you can actually fall (and stay) asleep a few hours after you take it.

Help for All 

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Some people have a difficult time falling asleep once or twice a month, while others have problems for 29 out of 30 days every month. But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, it might be worth looking into CBD oil as a daily supplement. The best way to ensure that you get a good night's sleep is to avoid caffeine and stimulants as the day progresses, get plenty of exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Of course, there is the mental aspect of good sleep as well, which includes removing obsessive thoughts, putting a stop to rumination and finding a sense of calm before lying down.

The potential of cannibidiol and other natural cannibinoids to help maintain stasis within the mind and body may help. Especially as the summer sun lengthens the days and shortens the nights, affecting natural diurnal ryhthms and circadian cycles. 

Speaking of Side Effects...

Most of this article has been about side effects, so it just seems right to keep the theme going! Unlike pharmaceutical solutions like Ambien or over-the-counter solutions like Tylenol PM, you may find that CBD oil is far kinder to your body — especially if you find yourself needing help to sleep on a semi-regular basis. CBD oil is all-natural but more than that, it works with natural receptors in your body without the mind altering effects or potential for addiction that can come from the powerful pills on the market.

Trying CBD oil is the only way you can be certain if it can help you, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, activity level and taking into account normal seasonal and aging processes. As you discover how it works with your body, you can determine if this is something that can help you get a good night's sleep, without the side effects big pharma is selling in every season! 


The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While research has shown that CBD has the potential to help provide beneficial outcomes for several complaints, it is advisable to seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider when you have questions regarding any medical condition and when starting, augmenting or discontinuing any existing health routine. 


Image: By Chad fitz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4129098

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