In France, the National Institute of Sleepindicated in 2020 that a quarter of the population was a victim of sleep disorders. There are quite a number of symptoms of sleep disorders, the main ones being: difficulty falling asleep, waking up several times during the night, loss of concentration, fatigue during the day, the feeling of not being able to wake up, an increase in errors and accidents, mood swings, etc...
Lack of sleep not only affects the state of fatigue, but in the long term, it can be a source of anxiety, depression and, even more seriously, can lead to a risk of high blood pressure or heart disease.
Here we are interested in Cannabidiol. This substance is present in cannabis but has no psychotropic effect nor does it alter the capacities of the consumer. CBD interacts with neuro-receptors in the brain, which will have a direct effect on anxiety and pain. The result is simple: the more relaxed you are, the more you will move away from sleep disorders.
The lack of research does not allow us to assert anything at this level, however two hypotheses could explain this phenomenon :
One of the major neurotransmitters linked to cannabinoid receptors, anandamide, is located in the brain. Present in areas associated with mood and motivation, it also acts on anxiety and depression. The CBD will act on it by protecting it and preventing its natural decomposition which increases psychic problems. In doing so, CBD helps to reduce sleep disorders and insomnia.
A study makes the link between taking CBD and access to REM sleep. Researchers have put forward that this sleep phase regulates emotional health and its lack would lead to cognitive disorders and depression. The CBD would have therapeutic virtues in the treatment of these disorders because it will promote the REM sleep phase and will be able to naturally regulate the cognitive system.
Of course, at the moment these are only theories but until studies are clearly conducted, we can rely on the opinions of CBD consumers who report that taking CBD helps them on a daily basis.
Above all, it is the rhythm of life that mainly influences sleep and mental state. In addition to taking CBD, we advise you some methods that will strongly help you to find sleep:
- Practice regular physical activity
- Adopting a healthy diet
- Reading books helps to tire the mind
- Do not look at a screen for at least 1 hour before going to bed
- Use blue light filters (night shift) throughout the day.
- Consume relaxing herbal flower teas
- Prendre un bain
- Stop all caffeine consumption (even during the day)
- Practicing yoga or meditation