Marijuana & CBD Oil for Insomnia and Anxiety

According to studies, from 30 to 40% of the general population will experience insomnia at some point, and according to research, around 50 to 70 million adults suffer symptoms related to sleeping disorders. The worst part is that around 10 to 15% of these adults deal with chronic cases of insomnia, being unable to rest properly.

Insomnia is a horrible condition, considering how important sleep is for us humans. Sleeping is not only a natural cure to stress, but it also helps our body recover from the effort it puts to function properly, and the mental exhaustion our brain goes through to remain conscious while making all our biological engines work.

Problems with sleep are directly linked to mental and physical conditions such as mood swings, stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, lack of motivation, as well as problems with hormonal imbalance, complications to gain or lose weight, skin deterioration, wrinkles, headaches, and much more.

For people who have tried a lot of alternatives out there outside of standardized drugs, cannabis have managed to become one of the favorites among enthusiasts.

And, as an alternative to cannabis and marijuana, CBD-based products have gained fame over the last couple of years, even earning its own national day in the United States, and legalized in most states.

But what is the science behind both options? And is it worth it, as claimed by many people around the internet?

In-deep Explanation

To understand how cannabis might help someone with problems like insomnia and anxiety, we have to track down the three categories behind the plants. Marijuana strains are usually composed of three types: Indica, Sativa, and hybrids. Hybrids are the most common nowadays, since they are literally a combination of Indica and Sativa strains, to boos their effects.

Sativa is well known for getting people high on a party-like mood, bringing euphoric effects to the table. On the other hand, Indica strains are the ones used for relaxation purposes and are often used by people who suffer from insomnia, muscle pain, inflammation, headaches, and anxiety.

Here’s where things get tricky. Hybrids are also capable of this, but they commonly contain higher levels of THC. THC is a compound that is also known as tetrahydrocannabinol and is what gives this pant its trippy capabilities. It’s well known in the community for being beneficial in many ways, but it gets you high no matter whether you consume by mouth, or smoked.Now, here’s where CBD might become a better option for people who’s not as enthusiastic about the marijuana culture. You see, there are differences between CBD and Cannabis, and as mentioned in this article, CBD is much more discreet

What is CBD and How Does It Work

Commonly known as cannabidiol, this compound is found in a variation of the cannabis plant that contains much less THC, making it a safer option for people who don’t like getting high but want to enjoy healthier sleeping habits, or reduce their anxiety during stressful situations.

Products made out of cannabidiol might also be named after the hemp plant, therefore you might encounter hemp oil CBD drops, or cannabidiol-based edibles such as cookies, nutrient bars, among other options.

It works similarly to cannabis since it pretty much grants the same benefits, such as reducing pain, stress, anxiety, and helping with problems related to insomnia and inflammatory diseases.

There are articles talking about how cannabidiol interacts with anxiety and sleep out there, but scientific research on this compound is still in its early stages and a lack of subjects as well as studies makes it pretty difficult to scientifically claim its efficiency.

Still, on the health community, you can find reviews and testimonies proclaiming it as a much more accessible alternative to marijuana, since you don’t need to smoke it, it doesn’t get you high, and their discreet presentations make cannabidiol-based products much harder to notice. 

And some people like to hide the fact that they are consuming products derivated from the cannabis plant to deal with some of their problems. Although it’s understandable, according to studies, the medical and recreational cannabis industry, and its derivations, will eventually surpass things like craft beer, among other industries, thanks to how rapidly it has been accepted by the general population. 

This is something to be happy about, considering how many people have been helped thanks to it.

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Sarah Palmer
Hi! I'm Sarah. My husband and I have a beautiful little girl; plus we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby #2, so this is a very exciting time for us. Throughout this amazing journey called Parenthood, I’ve learned so much and love sharing my experiences with other parents at I'd love to share my discoveries with you too!
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