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Does CBD Makes You Sleepy?

Updated: Feb 27

Does CBD Makes You Sleepy?

Is it true that using CBD makes you sleepy? Yes and no. There is no direct answer whether CBD makes you sleepy or tired. For the most part the effects from CBD we received are a result of its interaction with our body. In any case the effects of CBD are highly unique and not everyone will feel the same effects.

The effects from CBD would depend on the amount of dosage. Lower dosage will increase your focus, make you more alert, boost energy and productivity. Higher dosage will reduce anxiety, stress and lower blood pressure and thus making you more tired and sleepy.

Remember: Cannabidiol or CBD is not a sedative drug. But it could potentially contribute to sleepiness through different mechanisms that will help you to decide on the best route to choose to improve your sleep or regulate your sleep/wake cycle.

Let us explore some of the mechanism that could lead CBD to sleepiness:

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The ECS is a complex system with receptors and neurotransmitters operating all over your body. You can say that the body has its own cannabinoid system which works just about the same as cannabinoids like CBD does.

The ECS play a role in regulating mood, sleep, immune system, memory, appetite and pain sensation. CBD, when introduced to your body through the bloodstream it interacts with the ECS and helps to boost the beneficial effects to the body. Because of this, CBD increases the level of neurotransmitter adenosine which is responsible for promoting relaxation and sleepiness.

Anxiolytic Effects

CBD carries anxiolytic effects which can impact the quality of sleep.Anxiolytics effects will eliminate both stress and anxiety. By alleviating these mental blocks, CBD can improve sleep drastically. Anxiety and stress are major contributors of sleep disturbances.

Pain and Anti-relief Effects

Pain and chronic pain stops you from getting enough sleep. The good news is, CBD has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can manage pain sensation. We know that when you are in pain it can lead to stress and anxiety. The two leading factors that cause sleeplessness. CBD reduces pain sensation and allows your brain to feel relaxed and fall asleep.

Serotonin System

Research has shown that CBD does have a positive impact on the serotonin system. Serotonin regulates mood and sleep. So when CBD boosts the serotonin levels it can improve sleep and mood and other mental health functions.

It does not just stop there. CBD reduces muscle spasms and helps relax your muscles and joints areas. CBD also improves your immunity and well-being which directly impacts your sleep.

These are the factors to remember when you are thinking of using CBD oil like Mellow CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate which contains 900 mg of CBD and Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil with 1,800 mg of CBD:

  • Using CBD at night will help with inducing sleep more than it would during day time.

  • Type of CBD should also be a factor. Using CBD made from Full Spectrum which contains all the cannabinoids could make you more sleepy than CBD Isolate that has only CBD.

  • Dosage amount also is important. A low dosage will make you more alert and increase focus while high dosage can induce sleep.

If you are looking for high quality CBD products then Mellow Organic is your answer. Mellow Organic is the first and most trusted CBD products in Thailand. Our premium CBD products that we offer are Mellow CBD Oil made from pure CBD, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that contains a high amount of CBD along with THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with pleasant vanilla scented balm with CBD infused ingredients. Our product is lab tested for Top Quality CBD content and zero toxicity. Feel free to visit our website for more details on our CBD products.

Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

Special thanks to:

Center For Advancing Health

Sleep Foundation

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