Good sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle as it gives your brain and body the chance to recover and reset. When it comes to tackling the most common issues around proper sleep patterns, CBD has had some successful results in early studies.
A 2019 study looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and/or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams of CBD (the same amount in a GOODRAYS can) in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2% of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7% reported better sleep.
In smaller scale studies, It has also been shown to help increase overall sleep amounts, promote deep sleep and reduce the amount of time taken to fall asleep.
Conversely, in smaller doses, CBD stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness, which is obviously important for daytime performance and focus, but in turn, helps to provide for improved nightime sleep.
While CBD studies have had successful results in supporting sleep and reducing anxiety we still don’t know for certain how it works. Further research is needed and larger data sets required to prove exactly how, why and to what extent that cannabinoids influence our sleep.