This is a great question! Many people struggle with sleep and finding the right dosage. Let’s learn more about it!
There are 4 stages of sleep. The first stage is called NREM and is the transition period between wakefulness and sleep, it lasts around 5 to 10 minutes. The second stage is when the body temperature drops and the heart rate begins to slow. The brain begins to produce sleep spindles and this lasts about 20 minutes. The third stage is still NREM and it’s when the muscles relax, the blood pressure and breathing rate drop, and the deepest sleep occurs. The fourth and last stage is called REM. Here is when the magic happens! The brain becomes more active while the body becomes relaxed and immobilized, dreams occur, and the eyes move rapidly. This is the stage of sleep that is essential for all to feel rested and staying healthy.
Cannabinoids (like CBD or CBG) work directly with the Endocannabinoid System (visit our Blog to learn more about it) which its main role is to maintain an internal balance called Homeostasis. When the CBD or CBG binds with the receptors distributed throughout your body, the Endocannabinoid System is capable of identifying what functions are out of wack and need attention. In your case, it sounds like your sleep cycle needs to be rebalanced.
Lower doses of CBD are associated with focus and clarity, while higher doses are linked to having a sedating effect. If you already found the right dosage that’s helping your anxiety, let’s focus on your night time dose. Each body is different and what may work for some may not work for you. That’s why I recommend working your way up progressively before bed until you find what feels good for you. Give your body some time to find what works.
Another home remedy that may help is creating a ritual before bed. Reading a book, drinking caffeine-free tea, writing in your journal can all be positive additions. Your brain will associate it to sleep time helping you fall asleep faster and, most importantly, stay in the REM stage longer.
I hope this helps you to have better sleep!
All information contained in this article is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a physician or a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding your health and well-being.