CBD oil for sleep?
Anyone use CBD oil for sleep issues? I'm currently dealing with insomnia (both trouble falling asleep occasionally and the more frequent trouble staying asleep) and I'm wondering how effective CBD oil has been for others who have used it for sleep issues. If you have used it and have found it to improve your quality of asleep, do you mind sharing your dosage and brand? I'm a bit of a newbie to CBD oil and I would really appreciate any advice!
I use CBD in the day to calm me down and. a weighted blanket for sleeping.
You wanna talk about a sleep drug? Invest in a quality weighted blanket. They are amazing!
CBD oil has helped my insomnia a great deal. I don’t have problems falling asleep and I sleep through the night. If I do wake up in the middle of the night I go right back to sleep. I’ve been using CBDisterllay 250 mg bottle about 1/2 a dropper sublingually each night. But ymmv, on how much you need. Start slow and don’t give up if it doesn’t help the first few nights
I find that cbd isolate does nothing for my sleep but really helps pain and inflammation. For sleep you need a "full spectrum" cbd product. I use Cbd Distillery full spectrum 1000mg and it has worked wonders as I am sleeping almost through the night for the first time in ten years. It is pricey and I use about half a dropper a night. Since I think the sleep effects are coming from the "full spectrum" aspect and not from the CBD aspect(or else isolate would put me to sleep) I am going to buy one of the cheaper 500mg bottles and see how I respond.
CBD in low/moderate doses will make you more alert and less sleepy. Part of the reason people use it to counteract the sedative effects of THC and myrcene.
Personally, I have PTSD and use ordinary THC-rich strains to help with sleep but I'm currently out and only have CBD isolate. Finally at 4AM, I said "fuck it" and took a Klonopin for the first time in a year so I could get some sleep.
My MMJ doc prescribes 1:1 CBD/THC for sleep. I take a 1:1 oil before bed and also vape a mixture of 1:1 flower and high THC flower right when I'm in bed for a fast sleep onset!
ETA: I was also told by my educators that straight up CBD will probably keep you alert and awake!
I have the same issue. I use pure CBD oil and it doesn't do anything for my sleep. Which brand you use for the 1:1 CBD/THC oil and vape mixture? I'm hoping it's available online.
Yup, 25mg of isolate twice a day for pain and anxiety, 50mg of isolate prior to bed to stop the racing thoughts upon laying down to sleep. These ended the sometimes hours of laying there getting spun up over old stupid crap I've done or worries about the next day's business. Depending on what I've done or the amounts taken the day before I may have to go with 75mg prior to bed to get right for sleeping. This is all SummitCBD tablets.
Once I started with this CBD I regained my dreams while sleeping. I had forgotten they existed for like 10 years or something because I just didn't have memorable dreams. They came back within a day or two of CBD use.
I'm tickled that I stumbled upon CBD as such a small tablet has fixed so many things, chronic pain, anxiety, short temper, and my sleep issues. So cool this.
I caution that you may have to try a couple brands and/or products to find something that works for you. This is after you figure out a dose that gives you the benefits you need. I also caution that some companies think adding fake THC or other poisonous crap is okay. Go with someplace that publishes their independent test results.
I’ve finally found a CBD oil that works and I’m so happy I want to tell everybody!
Before I get into this I just want to say that no, I’m not in any way related or sponsored by any CBD brand. Most of the brands out there are a complete scam. The majority of testimonials that have become viral on social media are either faked or dubious to say the least. Please feel free check out my post history. I’m just a simple designer from the UK, I’m in no way an “influencer” or a PR marketer trying to pull a fast one. Anyway…
I suffer from Anxiety, and when I say suffer, I mean suffer! I have the type of anxiety that’s so bad that if I attempt to have a conversation with someone new, I will shake and stutter. If my husband politely asks me to hurry up or tries to surprise me, I will have a full blown anxiety attack. It has been an absolute burden on my life and has prevented me from wanting to socialise in public. It effects my work as I constantly “shiver” and we even decided to elope to get married so that I wouldn’t have an attack walking down the aisle.
I first heard about CBD from a friend. They sent me one of the many viral videos and I was intrigued. It's pretty easy to get CBD oil these days, so I purchased a bottle online to try.
Honestly I saw no difference. This particular brand recommended that I take a few of their peppermint drops under my tongue, 3 times a day. I did this for 2 weeks and saw no change. I would still shake and stutter. I felt conned.
A few months later my husband saw CBD oil at our local Boots and decided that if Boots where stocking it, it must be a more legitimate product…
These new drops where orange flavoured and had the exact same effect. That being none. Although they looked a lot fancier! So like most people I just threw the bottle away and decided to never bother with CBD oil again. Luckily my wonderful husband doesn’t give up so easy and he started researching into CBD oil and the differences each give.
To put it as “Explain Like I’m Five” as I can…
There are 3 types of CBD oil. These are: Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.
Now legally in the UK you can only sell CBD oil if that oil has less than 0.3% THC. THC is the psychoactive substance that makes you high in cannabis, but at these levels it doesn’t. To play it safe, stores like Boots and Holland and Barrett, will only sell Isolate and Broad Spectrum CBD oils. Both of these types of CBD have been stripped (purified) fully of there THC values. Unfortunately during the purification process, these oils lose a ton of the other “good stuff” that actually helps to make the product work.
So with this in mind, my husband was now looking for CBD oil that was marked as “Full Spectrum”. This means that all of the goodness is kept in, and nothing is diluted away with unnecessary things like flavouring!
…Unfortunately, finding Full Spectrum CBD oil in shops is like finding hens teeth!
Roll on to a few weeks ago. My sister has recently started selling at the local artisan markets and to show our support we decided to attend.
Her stall was right next to a man claiming to sell “Handmade Artisan CBD oil”, which obviously peeked my husbands interest.
The gentleman on the stall was really helpful. He confirmed that most CBD oils on the market where not what they say they are, and where in-fact diluted down so that their CBD percentage was a lot lower than what they claimed it to be. Plus the fact that isolate and broad spectrum is only really good for pet consumption and with the CBD market not yet regulated, CBD companies are getting away with flogging you products that have been proven not to work. (CBD water and CBD bath salts for example).
Honestly at this point I was done with CBD oil and pretty much refused to take it. It didn’t work for me and I didn’t see the point. My husband bought some regardless.
Out of curiosity my husband started taking it to help him sleep and my god it worked! After a few nights of listening to him snore I decided I would give it a try.
The first thing I noticed was the taste. The proper stuff tastes like cut grass! Once I had gotten over that I realised that I had stopped shivering. AFTER JUST 15 MINUTES! This effect lasted over 5 hours in total, but even after the event my hands where noticeably sturdier than they typically are.
Since that day I can not express just how much this has changed my life for the positive. Possibly the best example would be last week, when my husband and I travelled to india to attend the wedding of a friend. This was a huge event for me as 1. I have never travelled abroad before and 2. I have never attended a Hindu wedding. I took my CBD oil daily whist I was over there and I didn’t have a single anxiety attack. Not on the plane, not in a new country, not at the wedding, nothing. We are now planning more trips abroad and a possibly even a second wedding!
I've found that I don't need to take it every day as suggested, but I do have some days that are more stressful than others, which is when I chose to take it.
Apart from the anxiety its really helped with a stiffness I get in my neck. Sometimes my neck just never wants to turn. I've realised that this is no longer an issue for me. Also my sleeping patterns are amazing. I would often stay awake at night worrying about stupid things. Now however, I feel calm. It doesn't make you tired, you just feel really relaxed.
Anyway I hope this helps someone. I'm off to plan a wedding!
Edit: Apparently I'm an ad. I'm honestly not. Its a shame you get vilified for sharing things that could help others these days. Feel free to check my post history.