The answer to this question is a resounding ‘Yes!’. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, and it can be caused by stress, anxiety, depression, medication, pain, disease, and/or environmental factors. While CBD cannot cure the underlying disease, its interaction with the Endocannabinoid System brings relief and reduces pain, allowing you to sleep better.
Research published by the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, shows how CBD can help to reduce the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder in patients with Parkinson’s disease. It is known to directly influence our body’s sleep cycles by interacting with the receptors that govern our internal clocks, further solidifying its reputation as an effective cure for insomnia. CBD has also proven itself to be very effective in combating anxiety and stress, two major factors contributing to the rise of insomnia in the industrial age.
Like every other drug out there, CBD isn’t for everyone and isn’t guaranteed to cure your insomnia problems as reactions vary from person to person. The causative factor of your insomnia is also key in deciding if CBD is right for your insomnia problems. For instance, CBD might not work for insomnia caused by external factors like a hot room or loud noises; CBD might not also work for sleeplessness that is induced by another medication you’re currently taking.
It is essential to consult with your doctor about your insomnia problems to determine a cause, and then decide if CBD is the proper choice for the treatment of your condition. If your insomnia is caused by stress, anxiety or pain, and there isn’t an underlying condition or any contraindication, CBD can prove to be a successful natural and non-habit-forming solution to your problems.