The Science of Sleep and CBD - Is it Real?

Learn how CBD can help with a myriad of things in your day to day life.

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By Medterra Wellness

- 3 minute read

The Science of Sleep and CBD - Is it Real?

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Oh no, there’s the alarm. You get out of bed and you’re already exhausted. Didn’t you just lay in bed for hours? Why are you still so tired? 

Tossing and turning all night can affect every aspect of your life. It’s difficult to focus on anything, it affects productivity, and a lot of the time you don’t really feel like yourself. You deserve to sleep and to sleep better.

CBD can help with a myriad of things in your day to day life. It can relieve aches, help you find balance, keep you calm and relaxed, and most importantly, it can help you get to sleep.

Whether you’re taking a gummy, a drop from a tincture, or a capsule, CBD is an excellent aid for getting better and more restful sleep. But how does CBD work in your body? And how does it affect your sleep? It begins and ends with an internal system in your body called the Endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. 

The ECS in its most basic form is a system of receptors in your brain and nervous system that interact with cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Those interactions produce the effects we associate with cannabinoids. When taken, CBD attaches itself to specific receptors within the ECS that play a role in regulating stress, aches and pains, lack of focus, and restlessness. 

With sleep specifically, CBD interacts with receptors directly tied to the sleep and wake cycles within the body. Additionally, CBD can help relieve stress, which allows the body to deeply relax, and thus making it easier to fall asleep. And when combined with THC in Full Spectrum CBD, its effects are potentiated, making you sleep even better than with CBD alone.

By getting more restful and fulfilling sleep from CBD, you can get back on track and feel recharged and ready for the day. After all, you spend over half your lifetime in bed. Make the most of it.