August 25, 2022 4 min read
Are you having trouble sleeping even after a long day's work but can't find any sleep? Herein is everything you need to know about CBD and melatonin gummies for a good night’s sleep.
It can be very frustrating and even cause serious adverse effects on your health. Thanks to technology and a fast-evolving world, we have discovered solutions for most of our problems. Let's find out how mixing CBD and melatonin can solve your sleep deprivation.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound of the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinoid, shortened as THC, a close relative of CBD, CBD does not produce the psychoactive effect that produces a high. As a result, you can enjoy all of the medicinal benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effect.
CBD's popularity is rising due to its alleged therapeutic properties. According to Moltke & Hindocha (2021), CBD can alleviate anxiety, pain, muscle aches, and depression, which are reasons for some individuals' sleep deprivation. Moreover, you can mix CBD extract with candy to provide a better night's sleep.
Melatonin is the hormone associated with regulating your natural sleep pattern. Arendt & Skene (2005)state that melatonin levels in your bloodstream are at their peak at night, mostly because darkness accelerates the production of melatonin, thus the reason you naturally feel sleepy at night. Melatonin can influence sleep promotion and the sleep/wake cycle process by regulating your body's melatonin receptors. Therefore, Bruni et al. (2015) suggested that melatonin supplements that boost melatonin levels artificially can provide some alleviation from insomnia.
Most melatonin supplements are mostly available in pill form, and you can take them orally. Melatonin is most efficient when absorbed directly into the bloodstream, just like cannabidiol. You are advised to start with low doses and progress gradually, noting the changes to be cautious. Melatonin is a supervised substance in some states. So you can tell it's effective. Also, note that the effects of taking melatonin may vary from person to person. Additionally, it's worth noting that getting sleep aid from melatonin only may prove to be difficult at times, and this is where CBD comes in.
CBD melatonin gummies are made of CBD, which is non-intoxicating and has been praised by its users for various therapeutic benefits such as pain alleviation and correcting sleep disorders. Although melatonin plays a key role in regulating sleep patterns, it does not put you to sleep completely. Rather, it informs the brain of the need to fall asleep. According to Corroon & Felice (2019), CBD influences your body’s endocannabinoid system (ES). The ES is responsible for influencing major body functions such as relaxation, eating, inflammation, sleeping, etc. CBD gummies combined with melatonin improve your ES to help in falling asleep. Conclusively, melatonin tells your body to fall asleep, while CBD informs your brain to recruit the correct neurotransmitters to assist you in staying asleep.
CBD may take anywhere from 1-6 hours to reach optimum concentrations in your bloodstream when taken orally. Therefore, taking CBD sleep gummies right before getting into bed may not effectively trigger sleep. Consequently, taking CBD sleep gummies right before bed might help maintain sleep. Melatonin reaches its peak levels in the bloodstream almost an hour after being taken orally. As a result, you should take CBD sleep gummies with melatonin around one hour before bedtime. Also, only one active ingredient is used in CBD melatonin sleep gummies; the full-spectrum CBD extracted from hemp oil. The hemp extract contains all cannabinoids of the hemp plant, including less than 0.3% THC. Therefore you'll not risk getting high when you consume CBD sleep gummies.
The number of CBD gummies you should consume to aid you in sleeping is determined by several factors. Firstly, the quantity of CBD in the gummies may vary from brand to brand. Also, note the amount of melatonin present in the CBD gummies. Although personal experiences will vary, if you note the amount of the two concentrations, you should be able to tell what works best for you. Begin with a small dosage, and if possible, go for sugar-free
gummies, since large amounts of gummies may lead to intestinal upset.
Gummies have become more popular among CBD users, providing an alternative to vaping or smoking, especially for newcomers yearning to try CBD. More importantly, you can add melatonin to your CBD gummies to aid in relaxation, calmness, and improved sleep. However, remember that CBD Melatonin gummies are not a treatment, so it's better if you consult a doctor before using them. Consequently, if you're sleep-deprived and have not tried this fix, why not? You may experience very few or no adverse effects with CBD melatonin gummies.
Moltke, J., & Hindocha, C. (2021). Reasons for cannabidiol use: a cross-sectional study of CBD users, focusing on self-perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. Journal of cannabis research, 3(1), 1-12.
Arendt, J., & Skene, D. J. (2005). Melatonin is a chronobiotic. Sleep medicine reviews, 9(1), 25-39.
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Corroon, J., & Felice, J. F. (2019). The Endocannabinoid System and Its Modulation by Cannabidiol (CBD). Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 25.
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