The increase in popularity of CBD and the air of confusion regarding its benefits, use, and effects are increasing at a similar rate. CBD is indeed the new star in the cannabidiol market. However, it is also true that even the experienced users of CBD are not fully confident and aware of the full potential of organic CBD.
One of the important benefits of CBD is that the product improves sleep. What does that mean? Does hemp oil make you feel sleepy? Read on and let us clear this confusion once and for all.
What Is CBD?
Expanding to Cannabidiol, CBD is one of the active cannabinoids of the cannabis Sativa or hemp plants. Until today scientists have discovered 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids of these plants. However, two of the compounds that have gained immense popularity are CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). While CBD is popular because of its multifarious health benefits, THC became popular because of its trait of being psychoactive. It means that consuming THC will give its users a sense of feeling ‘high’. That said, I would also like to be clear on the fact that CBD is a non-psychoactive compound.
How Does It Function?
As you know, the ECS or the endocannabinoid system present in humans is responsible for regulating the important bodily functions such as reaction to pain, inflammation, stress and most importantly, sleep. ECS is made up of endocannabinoids which act as chemical messengers between the human brain and the cells present in the body. One of the interesting facts about CBD is that its molecular structure is similar to that of the endocannabinoids. Therefore, it facilitates the stimulation of the CB1, CB2 receptors without binding with them. This feature has been greatly researched and derived at the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
Sleepy Or Tired?
As mentioned earlier, CBD is non-psychoactive. Thus, the use of CBD cannot get a person sedated. What happens after one consumes CBD is that, their ECS gets stimulated and this will help them achieve equilibrium. Ultimately, the stress or the anxiety experienced by the body gets reduced. Can it promote sleep? Well, yes it can promote sleep. Once your body is at equilibrium and you are not experiencing any stress or anxiety; I don’t see a reason for it to be sleep deprived.
I know it sounds too good to be true and you want to try it right away.