The days are growing shorter and, miraculously, more people are staying awake longer. What is it about winter that drags us into the pits of restless sleeplessness? Insomnia is prevalent amongst those living through the Internet Age. In order to fight this lack of sleep, some people turn to medication. Did you know, though, that there is a safe and gentle way to treat lack of sleep and insomnia symptoms without turning to the pharmacy? That way is CBD.

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CBD and The Nervous System

Cannabis and Cannabinoids are very effective on the human nervous system. Cannabinoids, CBD in particular, are known to have relaxing effects on the mind without any psychoactive effects which may be found in THC. CBD works on the nervous system by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity– which controls how we feel pain, stress, and other sensory inputs. With CBD, we feel less pain and are able to relax easier.

This easing of the nervous system is what makes CBD an ideal sleep agent. If you are kept awake by bodily pains, CBD taken orally and applied on the skin can help soothe the problem areas. If kept awake by anxiety, CBD like the Relax Gel Capsules can ease your worries can help settle your heart. That is not the only thing CBD can do to help you rest!

CBD and Sleep

As stated above, CBD can help quell anxiety or pain in order to make falling asleep easier. In terms of actual sleep disorders like Insomnia, CBD has other similar benefits. The anxiety present to create insomnia may be able to be treated as found through a new study involving CBD and THC. The result of taking CBD to fight the symptoms of insomnia includes a more relaxed state of mind, drowsiness, and finally an uninterrupted sleep that is sure to help realign you and your brain. Tinctures like the Sleep Well CBD/CBN is perfect for fighting insomnia!

CBD can help settle those with strong REM cycles. Anyone who has a habit of sleepwalking or vividly dreaming to the point of waking can benefit from some form of CBD. The same relaxing effect that can affect the endocannabinoid receptors helps aid the same receptors that control our REM cycles. Taking CBD will settle restless thoughts and help keep the body in a deeper, more proactive sleep state.

Finally, those who struggle to stay awake during the day may also be benefited from CBD. Different strains of CBD exist, though usually, the ones which aid wakefulness and energy are THC-dominant. The Harlequin strain is an ideal combination of both CBD and THC that presents a gentle response all while keeping the brain from fading off into sleep. 

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CBD and You

Ultimately, CBD works differently for everybody. It is up to you to find the best fit for your sleeplessness or sleep symptoms! Trying various strains and products may help in the long run, but be sure to research and ask your doctor before you try anything too hardcore! Easy sleeping, friends, and try to find ample moments to relax this holiday season!

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Frankie Kavakich


Frankie Kavakich is a published prose and poetry writer and a practicing witch whose love for the occult and horror permeates their everyday life. For eight years, they have studied a variety of practices including kitchen witchery, chaos magick, divination, manifestation, and brujería. Within their writing, Frankie features numerous topics ranging from ghosts and spirits to the importance of community and reliance on nature's bounty. Their great grandmother Nilda was a healer from the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and Frankie is endlessly inspired by the gentle hands and kind hearts of their ancestors.

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