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Your body needs its Zs. CBD may help you get them. A good night's sleep is becoming a rare thing. Do you get the recommended seven to nine hours per night? Per week? Stress adds another factor to America’s nightly epidemic. With the line between work and home becoming increasingly blurred, it’s estimated that up to 70 million Americans are affected by sleep disorders.¹
Quality sleep is crucial for good health. If you’re not getting it, you run an increased risk of chronic diseases or compromised immune system. Sleep represents one-third of your life. When you neglect it, you risk the remaining two-thirds.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, may be a natural way to help you get that sleep your mind and body desperately need. It is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of marijuana. Unlike marijuana however, CBD does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that causes a “high”.
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”² Commonly used for sleeplessness and anxiety, CBD has been touted for a variety of health issues, including anti-inflammatory. In a 2019 study, 66.7 percent reported better quality sleep and 79.2 percent of patients reported lower anxiety after taking CBD for one month.³
While its current legal status is confusing to say the least, CBD is available in all U.S. states, with growing consensus in Congress to legalize hemp, which would make the prohibition of CBD difficult.⁴
CBD is available from THRUit™️ in its Premium Broad Spectrum Oil. Organically grown and certified in the state of Texas, it contains zero THC and is formulated for optimal absorption.
Talk with your doctor about the advisability of using CBD.
1. It is estimated that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes. Sleep disorders are common in both men and women; however, important disparities in prevalence and severity of certain sleep disorders have been identified in minorities and underserved populations. (National Institutes of Health. National Institutes of Health Sleep Disorders Research Plan. Last accessed August 5, 2015)
2. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
3. Research published in 2019 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 (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep. (Scott Shannon, MD, Nicole Lewis, ND, Heather Lee, PA-C, Shannon Hughes, PhD, “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series,” The Permanente Journal, 2019, January 7.
4. Peter Grinspoon, MD “Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t.” Harvard Health Blog. Updated April 15, 2020. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476