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UCLA Studies Show That Low Dosage CBD Is More Effective Than Melatonin

UCLA Studies Show That Low Dosage CBD Is More Effective Than Melatonin

Sleeping has become a modern day problem for people around the world. Researchers globally have pointed out that there has been a spike in sleep disorders especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 2 out of 3 Americans have reported that they have less sleep or are unable to obtain the desired sleep.

The main reasons for lack of sleep these days seem to be from:

-Spending too much time online or using the phone excessively.

-Lack of balance with work and life.

-An increase in alcohol consumption.

Athena Akrami, PhD, a neuroscientist at University College London explained that when sleep is disrupted it can impact both physical and mental health.

Cleveland Clinic has noted that insomnia is the most common type of sleeping disorder. 30% of adults experience short term sleeplessness. 10% have longer lasting sleeplessness issues and 40% of adults do report accidentally falling asleep during the day.

Researchers from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Scripps Clinic Sleep Center have teamed up to study the different types of CBD and compare with melatonin on sleep quality with 1,800 adults.

Cannabidiol or CBD is phytocannabinoids that was first founded in 1940. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis sativa plants. There are 113 identified cannabinoids or chemical compound in the cannabis plant. You may have heard of CBD, but other known cannabinoids includes THC, CBG, CBN and CBC.

Common uses of CBD includes treating chronic pain, anxiety, stress, inflammation, insomnia and helps regulate mood and immunity systems.

The UCLA-Scripps study concluded that low dosage of CBD 15mg is safe and improves sleep quality for patients suffering from sleep disturbances.

Data of patients were allocated from a clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Nutrition Association.

The method used for the research is by using a double-blinded randomized control trial.

Researchers assessed the quality of different formulations of CBD and compared them against melatonin and tested on 1,800 participants.

The participants were randomly selected and given a supply of 1 out of 6 capsule products that would last for 4 weeks. The 6 products would include either 15mg of CBD, 5mg melatonin, alone or combined with minor cannabinoids.

Researchers reported that the use of CBD either alone or with other cannabinoids improved volunteer's sleep but did not exceed amounts of melatonin.

There was no report of a difference between CBD with cannabinoids and or CBD alone. All types of CBD showed that it had a favorably safe profile.

Though 12% of volunteers did report of side effects but which none was severe.

The majory of participants that from all types of CBD experienced an improvement in their sleep quality.

The research showed that long-term use of CBD in low dosage of CBD is safe and can improve the quality of sleep.

This is good news and very promising for people that want to use CBD to improve their sleep. CBD is not a sleeping pill. When CBD enters your body it interacts with the endocannabinoid system in your body and helps to reduce stress, anxiety and tension in your brain. Once your brain is relaxed it will send signals to your body to relax therefore you will be able to sleep.

CBD will help you to have a deeper sleep. Waking up less during the night. Even if you do wake up you will be able to fall asleep again. When you wake up you will feel fresher and recharged.

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Written by

Vivek Roachthavilit

Special thanks to:


American Psychological Association

The Lancet

Patient Research COVID-19


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