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CBD and sleep

If you have problems with sleep, know that you are not alone. Problems with falling asleep, too shallow sleep, frequent awakenings in the middle of the night - about 45% of the world's population suffers from sleep problems.

Experts estimate that periodic problems with insomnia, i.e. with falling asleep, maintaining the continuity of sleep and good quality sleep (i.e. with sleep that gives rest), affect up to 40-50% of all Poles. And chronic insomnia, lasting at least a month, affects 10-15 percent of the general population.


More than one third of people with sleep problems are not treated in any way. Meanwhile, they are a threat to their health and quality of life.

Sleep deficiency or poor quality sleep have a very negative impact, both short- and long-term, on our daily functioning, appearance, well-being and physical and mental health. They contribute to impaired attention, memory and learning abilities. They are a common cause of traffic accidents, accidents and dangerous mistakes at work. People with insomnia are seven times more likely to be involved in traffic accidents in which someone is killed or seriously injured than people who sleep well.

Also, sleep deficiencies have been linked to a higher risk of obesity, diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, dementia, a weakened immune system, and even some types of cancer. It is known that sleep problems not only accompany various mental disorders - such as depression, anxiety or psychosis, but may also increase the risk of developing them. People suffering from insomnia are also more likely to fall into addictions, such as alcohol.


In children, sleep of sufficient length and quality is essential for normal physical, intellectual and emotional development. Sleep deprivation disrupts hormonal balance and metabolism. In children who do not get enough sleep, the secretion of growth hormone deteriorates, which makes them grow more slowly. They also experience changes in the metabolism of sugars and fats, which promotes obesity, diabetes and lipid disorders.


With all of the above in mind, one of the challenges of modern times can be safely considered to be finding a natural remedy for sleep problems, which will be devoid of the side effects associated with the use of sleeping pills such as:

  • drowsiness
  • .
  • nausea
  • dissonance and difficulty concentrating
  • contraindications to driving a car

Sleep and anti-anxiety effects of CBD hemp oil.

The causes of insomnia vary widely. In younger people, the primary cause is stress and lifestyle, and lack of sleep hygiene, such as watching TV, working or playing on a computer, or checking email on a cell phone in the last hour before falling asleep. The light emitted from the screens of these devices has a high component of blue radiation, which unfortunately disrupts the rhythm of sleep and wakefulness

CBD in hemp oils has been shown to have strong anti-anxiety, antidepressant and sedative effects. In an experiment conducted on two groups of people suffering from social phobias, one group was given CBD, the other a placebo. Unaware of anything, members of both groups were put in a situation where they were forced to appear in public (give a speech). The group that was given CBD experienced significantly lower levels of stress than the placebo group. A study conducted in Brazil also showed positive effects of CBD on sleep quality. When it comes to the realm of reports from people who consume CBD, you can find a great deal of positive feedback on the topic of CBD and sleep quality.

So if stress, anxiety or depression are the reason for your insomnia and other sleep disorders, it is worth trying CBD hemp oil.

Sleep and Pain Relief Effects of CBD Hemp Oil


Another major reason why people are unable to sleep or the quality of their sleep leaves much to be desired is pain. A rodent study, reported in the European Journal of Pain, showed a significant reduction in inflammation and pain symptoms, in rats with arthritis, after receiving CBD.
Current research suggests that CBD binds to the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are thought to maintain homeostasis in the body. CB2 receptors have been found in much higher amounts in the joints of arthritis sufferers and when CBD was introduced into the body, it was found to interact with these receptors, promoting desensitization in the affected area.

How does CBD hemp oil affect sleep compared to THC?


The study found that frequent marijuana users have a higher score on the Insomnia Severity Index than those who smoke occasionally or a control group who have never been exposed to THC.
One of the most common reasons given by people who use marijuana daily is that they want to improve their sleep. Research findings indicate that occasional use does not interfere with sleep, but heavy use or daily use may be associated with difficulty falling asleep and decreased sleep quality. The effect of daily marijuana use on sleep patterns appears to be similar to that of alcohol-daily use worsens sleep, while occasional use improves sleep continuity. Neurologist and somnologist, Dr. Hans Hamburger explains:
"When you smoke pot, you suppress REM sleep, and thus you also suppress many important functions of that REM sleep. One of these functions is to relive things you have experienced and come to terms with them. Processing all kinds of psychological influences is something you do in REM sleep. You also anticipate things that will happen the next day or a few days after that. When you're asleep, you're already considering them and making decisions ahead of time. "

So it seems that occasional use of marijuana can be helpful, but its frequent use , works just the opposite. CBD oil has a positive effect on the sleep cycle, increasing the third phase of sleep, the deep sleep phase, and its frequent use does not alter its effects and does not carry unwanted side effects.

So if you suffer from insomnia or other types of sleep problems, it will be wise to include one of our hemp oils in your daily supplementation. Essenz Hemp Oils are products manufactured in an FSSC22000 (GMP+HACCP), NO-GMO and EKO certified manufacturing facility with the highest production standards. To start, we recommend starting CBD supplementation with low doses such as 2 x 0.5 ml of Full Spectrum Premium 500 mg oil-the premium line of oils is a great choice because of its taste and enhanced effects, where both of these parameters are achieved by using our proprietary blend of terpenes-their addition is responsible for the fruity taste, intensification of the so-called entourage effect and carries a therapeutic effect.


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