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March 07, 2020
Tonight, most of us will spring forward an hour in time. Not everybody is happy about this and some may feel a sense of anxiety about the change. Throwing off circadian rhythm by moving the clock ahead an hour is no small interruption in our daily lives as Spring is on its way!
CBD can work especially well for people whose sleeplessness stems from feeling anxious. CBD has been shown to have anxiety-relieving effects, and anxiety disorders can be a cause of insomnia. If CBD can succeed in helping you feel calmer or less stressed, you just might have an easier time drifting off to dreamland.
When cannabinoids in CBD are consumed, their molecules bind to our endocannabinoid receptors in the nervous system, which can trigger different neurological effects. CBD, for instance, seems to signal the release of feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.
And indeed, some studies suggest that CBD may help ease feelings of anxiety. It’s also been shown to have the potential to ease chronic pain and inflammation.
As for sleep? The endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating the body’s circadian rhythm. The thinking goes, then, that taking a cannabinoid such as CBD could potentially regulate the sleep/wake cycles of people with insomnia and help them sleep more soundly.
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