Using CBD oil for sleep


Many people suffer from insomnia, sleep disorders or trouble with falling asleep due to anxiety or stress at some point in their lives.

Do you wake up feeling like you’ve hardly slept? Perhaps you find it difficult to drift off at night? Or you’re so exhausted you nearly fall asleep at your desk? Read on to discover the benefits of CBD oil for sleep and find out how CBD interacts with the brain and body to promote rest and relaxation.

CBD has long been used to treat sleep problems and to provide calming and soothing effects and many studies have been undertaken to provide evidence for this. CBD is quickly becoming a widely recognised effective tool for anxiety and stress management. This is because it works so intimately with the nervous and endocannabinoid systems within the human body.

In many cases, sleep problems are caused by anxiety, therefore using CBD oil for anxiety also helps to promote sleep. The Hawaiian Choice Relax Oil can help to clear your mind of worries, allowing you to drop off to sleep quickly.

The importance of sleep

The Great British Bedtime Report 2017 showed we’re getting even less sleep than we were in 2013. The statistics found in the report include:

  • Almost three-quarters (74%) of British people sleep less than 7 hours per night
  • 61% of Brits said between 5 and 7 hours of sleep per night is normal

Cannabidiol is a popular treatment for insomnia because it can help calm the mind and provide the right conditions for sleep. Many CBD studies have been conducted with patients who suffer from insomnia or sleep disorders.

CBD can also promotes REM sleep to reduce daytime sleepiness. REM sleep means ‘Rapid Eye Movement’ and is basically the term for when we enter into a deep sleep. The more REM sleep we have, the more rejuvenated we feel and the more ready to face the day.

CBD oil for sleep

Our bodies actually produce their own cannabinoids, as part of what’s known as the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates many physiological processes, including mood, pain perception, appetite, and cognitive functions.

CBD can be extracted from the cannabis plant to make use of its therapeutic abilities. CBD interacts in part with the body’s endocannabinoid system and its receptors.

Reports have shown that CBD interacts with many different receptors, proteins, and other chemicals in the brain to produce calming, pain-reducing, anti-inflammatory effects in the body.

These interactions create changes in the activity of neurotransmitters, hormones, and other cells throughout the brain and body. Through these interactions, CBD appears to have an impact on many of the body’s functions, from sleep-wake cycles and emotional regulation to inflammation, pain perception, and seizures.

CBD to help with anxiety and promote sleep

The endocannabinoid system is a complex  physiological system in the human body which supports and controls many functions. It’s a vast network of chemical compounds and receptors throughout the body which helps to regulate a multitude of functions, from inflammation and pain regulation, immune response, mood, neurogenesis, and neuroplasticity.

CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system to improve some of these functions, for example mood. Many studies have been conducted regarding CBD and its role in treating anxiety and providing stress relief.  

CBD is a plant cannabinoid (phytocannabinoid) which interacts indirectly with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, and the 5HT1-A which is related to mood and brain function. The 5HT1-A is a serotonin receptor and is found throughout the brain. CBD binds to the 5HT1-A receptor site, which scientists suggest it does so just enough to elicit an anti-anxiety effect.

Another endocannabinoid, Anandamide is broken down naturally in the body by an enzyme called FAAH (Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase), but CBD inhibits the production of FAAH, meaning that there’s more anandamide doing its mood-mediating work.

Many other medications used to promote sleep can be highly addictive whereas CBD oil is a more natural way of inducing sleep. We recommend beginning with a low dosage and increasing it gradually. You should always consult your doctor first, as with starting any new medication.

Hawaiian Choice Relax CBD oil to promote sleep

If you think a natural hemp product could benefit your quality of sleep, why not try the Hawaiian Choice Relax CBD oil? Whether you struggle to fall asleep at night or struggle to stay asleep during the night, the Relax oil contains natural CBD terpenes which can help with your sleep problems.

Relax CBD oil contains Terpinolene, Mycrene and Linalool as well as natural fruits and ingredients including passionfruit, turmeric and Mānoa honey. Terpinolene has calming and sleep inducing qualities, Mycrene  is calming, uplifting and eases inflammation, and Linalool is calming, promotes sleep and offers pain relief. The terpenes and ingredients are carefully selected with sleep and relaxation in mind.

CBD oil is a natural sleep remedy which helps to lower stress and anxiety levels and calm the body and mind for a better night’s sleep. With sleep inducing, calming and pain relieving qualities, Relax CBD oil can help those suffering from aches and pains achieve a better night’s sleep too.